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Pump Track Survey Summary
The survey went live on Monday 30 July and closed on Wednesday 8 August. During that time, 281 people responded to the survey. Below are some key insights/highlights:
- 58% of respondents described their riding skill as ‘intermediate’.
- The majority of respondents were aged between 7-13 years old (45%), and 27+ years old (28%).
- 61% of respondents said they were answering the survey as a potential user/rider of the pump track, while 38% were parents/guardians of potential users/riders.
- The majority of respondents ride BMX bikes (61%) and/or scooters (58%).
- 78% of respondents said they would be most interested in using the pump track during the afternoon (12-5pm). 72% of respondents said they would be most likely to utilise the pump track on weekends.
- Respondents identified a number of features and elements they would like to see on the pump track (see below graphic) including jumps, ramps/take-offs and landings, and curves/beams. In the ‘other’ section, a number of respondents said that they wanted the pump track to cater for all skill levels, i.e. for the track to have sections tailored for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users.
- They also nominated what they would like to see in the pump track’s open area (see below graphic) including seating, shade, and toilets.
Where to from here?
On Monday 13 August 2018, The Trail Collective (the company the Sport and Recreation Forum has engaged to carry out the design component of the pump track) visited Roxby Downs to view and discuss the survey results, speak with school students in person about their ideas, and conduct their first site visit. They will now develop three concept designs showing what the pump track could potentially look like. It is envisioned these designs will be shared with and voted on by the community in the next 2-3 weeks. Upon completion of the community consultation, a full design with technical specifications ready for construction will be provided by The Trail Collective to the Sport and Recreation Forum.
The Trail Collective
The Roxby Downs Sport and Recreation Forum secured funding for design of the pump track through the generous support of BHP. This is part of BHP’s Olympic Dam Community Donations program. Adelaide based design company, The Trail Collective, has been engaged by the Sport and Recreation Forum to produce the design component. The Trail Collective will conduct their first site visit to Roxby Downs on 13 August 2018.