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Cycling

AE007 Cycle use in last year — 2011/14 (%)

Those most likely to have cycled in the past year are children aged 5–12 years. More than 3 out of every 5 children aged 5–12 years have spent some time cycling in the past year — both boys and girls.

Nearly half of all boys in this age group have cycled in the last month, with 44% of girls in this age group doing the same. Overall, males are more likely to have cycled in the past year than females.

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AE008 Journeys to school by cycling (%)

Travel to school by cycling has seen a dramatic decline over the past 25 years.

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AE010 Time cycled per day by those who cycle — 2011/14 (%)

Time spent per day cycling by those who cycle is broadly distributed.

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AE011 Time spent cycling by purpose by age group — 2011/14 (%)

Children aged 5–17 cycle most regularly, often for travel to/from school, while older age groups cycle often for recreational purposes.

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AE014 Distance cycled per day by those who cycle — 2011/14 (%)

Nearly a fifth of those who cycle each day cover more than 15 kilometres.

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AE030 Length of Urban and Rural Cycleways

The length of urban and rural cycleways have both more than quadrupled over the past 10 years, although this was from a small base.

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AE015 Households with a bicycle in working order by region (%)

People in Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman regions are most likely to have a bicycle in working order, while those in Auckland are least likely.

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