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Since 2003/07, cycling has had a small, but fairly steady, share of trip chains less than 5 kilometres. Note that percentages at the regional level are based on very small sample sizes, and may not be reliable indicators of actual shares.



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

A trip chain is a single trip leg, or a series of trip legs which terminates when the person reaches home, work, or stays at a destination for 30 minutes or more. "Cycle" trip chains may include a walking component as well as cycling.

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

Sample survey of 4600 households per year (2200 households per year prior to July 2008), running throughout the year. Respondents report all travel in specified two-day period.

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