Both walking and cycling have declined since the first Household Travel Survey in 1989/90, with cycling declining by nearly 60%.
Core dashboard information
Number of walking and cycling trip legs in million per year, by New Zealand residents age 5 and over.
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). Note that the original 1989/90 New Zealand Household Travel Survey did not include travel by children under age 5; for comparability, data from later surveys shown here reflects only age 5 and over.
Nature of data
New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)
1989/90 data from New Zealand Household Travel Survey 1989/90, Ministry of Transport (N=8700 fully responding people). 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||1989/90; 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.|
|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): 1989/90=75%; 1997/98=75%; Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.|
|Next Update||To be determined|