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Both walking and cycling have declined since 1997/98.



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Further Related Statistics:

AE002 Walking and cycling trip legs, age 5 and over (million per year)

AE004 Walking and cycling share of all trips by main urban area, aged 5 and over (%)

AE005 Distance walked and cycled on road in main and secondary urban areas by region, aged 5 and over (million km per year)

Core dashboard information


Walking and cycling trip legs, all ages (million trip legs per year).

For survey purposes, a journey from one place to another may be split into trip legs. A "trip leg" is a unit of non-stop travel by a single mode for a single purpose. For example, walking to work with a stop at the shop is two trip legs. Excludes trips under 100 metres, off-road travel and travel on private property (eg farms, malls).

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

1997/98 data from New Zealand Household Travel Survey 1997/98, Land Transport Safety Authority (N=14250 fully responding people). From 2003, Household Travel Survey, Ministry of Transport.

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport
URL This data is not published elsewhere. For more information on the Household Travel Survey see https://www.transport.govt.nz/mot-resources/household-travel-survey/
Frequency 1997/98. From 2003, updated annually with four year moving average. Periods run from July to June so 2003-2007 means July 2003 - June 2007.
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data Survey based. Household Travel Surveys exclude commercial travel, and tend to underestimate total personal vehicle travel. Response rate (households with full responses from all members): 1997/98=75%; Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.
Next Update To be determined