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



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Percentage of travel to school that are cycled, 1989/90 to 2010/14

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

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, Ongoing Household Travel Survey, Ministry of Transport.

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport

https://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Documents/cfc12febe1/25yrs-of-Travel-Figures-and-data-v2.xlsx, Figure 18

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.
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): 1989/90=75%; 1997/98=75%; Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.
Next Update To be determined