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Unlike walking (see AE016), cycling trip legs by region do not correspond to population. Canterbury leads the regions by far in cycling trip legs, perhaps because the large amount of level territory there makes for easy cycling.



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Further Related Statistics:

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

AE008 Journeys to school by cycling (%)

AE009 Cycling share of trip chains less than 5 km by region (%)

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

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

AE012 Distance cycled by region, aged 5 and over (million km per year)

AE013 Distance cycled by person by region, aged 5 and over (km per year)

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

 Core dashboard information


Cycling trip legs by region, 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)

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 From 2003, updated annually with four year moving average. Periods run from July to June so 2003-2007 means July 2003 - June 2007.
Disaggregation Regional
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