Auckland Transport

Auckland cycling account reference list

The Auckland Cycling Account provides a snapshot of #AKLBIKELIFE presenting interesting facts and case studies. It emulates similar reports produced in Copenhagen, Melbourne and other cities around the world.

2016 reference list

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Network effect

Data is from Auckland Transport’s quarterly survey of all people entering the city centre during the morning peak.
This quarterly survey includes all modes of transport and has been undertaken since May 2016. 
A similar survey used to be undertaken on a yearly basis, with the last one being in March 2013. 
Data is available upon request. 

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Sausage rolls

Quantifying the contribution of utility cycling to population levels of physical activity: an analysis of the Active People Survey.
G Stewart, N K Anokye, and S Pokhrel. Published in Journal of Public Health, Volume 38, Issue 4, December 2016. 

According to this article, on average, a 150-lb. person biking at less than 10mph will burn 45 calories in 10 minutes.
One Mrs Mac's Sausage Roll, according to My Fitness Pal, is 344 calories.

So if 150 minutes of cycling (15 x 45 calories) = 675 calories

And 2x sausage rolls (2x 344 calories) = 688 calories.

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Cycling across Auckland

This data is collected from permanent automatic cycle counters. All data is available to download from our website.

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Nelson St

This data is collected from a permanent automatic cycle counter on Nelson St. Data is available to download from our website
A baseline survey was undertaken in April 2015 prior to construction of the Nelson St cycleway. Report available upon request.

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Pink Power

Check out the overall winners here.

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More breathing space on Quay

A baseline survey on Quay St was undertaken in November 2015, with a follow-up survey undertaken in November 2016.
Data available upon request. Traffic speed data available from Auckland Transport’s Network Performance team.

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That holiday feeling

Download the Auckland Council People’s Panel Survey Auckland Neighbourhood, Housing, and Travel Preferences PDF 948KB. F Holmes, R Chapman, and N Dodge.
Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. 2016.

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Who’s riding?, Why Aucklanders Cycle, Attitudes to Cycling, The Joyful Way to Travel

Almost all the statistics from these pages from Active Modes research (PDF 1.4MB) undertaken by TRA. Measuring and Growing Active Modes of Transport in Auckland. TRA for Auckland Transport, July 2016.

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% female commuter riders

In March 2016, a manual count of morning peak (7-9am) cycle trips at key locations in the city centre was undertaken. The purpose was to ascertain the percentage of people cycling who are female.
Data available upon request.

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Public Interaction

From records of consultations. Data available upon request.

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Events and Education

Auckland Transport records available upon request.

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Tertiary study

Based on tertiary travel survey undertaken across all Auckland tertiary institutions from March to May 2016.
Report available upon request.

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Cycling to School

Annual Travelwise Evaluation Survey. Auckland Transport, 2016. Data available upon request.

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Bikes in Schools

Find data supplied by Bike On NZ Charitable Trust.

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Aucklanders Rise to the Challenge

The Auckland Bike Challenge is an annual challenge encouraging Aucklanders to give cycling a go, particularly for transport trips such as cycling to work or to the train station etc. 
Find out more about the Auckland Bike Challenge. Further information available upon request. 

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Casualties

This data has been sourced from the NZTA Crash Analysis System (CAS) based on the Traffic Crash reports submitted by NZ Police.

The 2016 data is interim only as some Traffic Crash Reports are still in the process of being logged into CAS.

CAS crash data may be revised from year to year due to the findings of Coroners Reports etc.

CAS cycle crash data typically under-reports cycle injury crashes (particularly serious injuries) by up to 40%, as Police do not attend all cycle injury crashes.

Data reported in the 2015 Cycling Account did not include casualties on the state highway network, while the 2016 Cycling Account does.

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Performance Against Targets

Download Auckland Transport’s 2016 Annual Report (PDF 1.6MB).

2015 reference list

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Benefits of investing in cycling

Benefits of investing in New Zealand communities. NZTA, March 2016.

 

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During consultation undertaken by Auckland Council, cycling was the second most mentioned area in need of more transport focus.

The 10-year budget 2015-2025 Summary of Decisions. Auckland Council, 2015.

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LTP Consultation – Summary of feedback received on transport priorities.

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An Auckland study estimated that creating cycle-friendly streets yields benefits 10 to 25 times greater than the initial cost

The Societal Costs and Benefits of Commuter Bicycling: Simulating the Effects of Specific Policies Using System Dynamics Modelling. A Macmillan, J Connor, K Witten, R Kearns, D Rees, and A Woodward. Published in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 122, Issue 4, April 2014.

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So who’s already riding?

Measuring and Growing Active Modes of Transport in Auckland. TRA for Auckland Transport, June 2015.

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ACC figures from 2014/15 show that cycling results in fewer injuries than rugby, soccer or netball

Data was retrieved from the ACC Injury Statistics Tool available from their website. Data is collated over the latest five years.

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Why Aucklanders Cycle

Measuring and Growing Active Modes of Transport in Auckland. TRA for Auckland Transport, June 2015.

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Why Aucklanders Don’t Cycle

Measuring and Growing Active Modes of Transport in Auckland. TRA for Auckland Transport, June 2015.

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Ladies and Gentleman

In September 2015, Auckland participated in a Global Bike Count, organised by the Bicycle Network in Australia.

The 50/50 occasional split fact is from Measuring and Growing Active Modes of Transport in Auckland. TRA for Auckland Transport, June 2015.

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Census figures

Census data available from Census Auckland.

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Cycling to school

Annual Travelwise Evaluation Survey. Auckland Transport, 2015. Report available upon request.

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If cycling to school was at 1990 levels, there would be up to 39,000 fewer car trips per day during the morning peak

In 1990, 12% of children aged 5-12 cycled to (primary) school and 19% of children aged 13-17 cycled to (secondary) school in 1990. From 25 Years of New Zealand Travel: New Zealand Household Travel 1989–2014, a report from the Ministry of Transport.

It was assumed that the percentages in Auckland reflected the national average.

The number of school children in Auckland in 2015 was retrieved from the Ministry of Education website.

The estimate of 39,000 fewer car trips assumes one child per car.

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Opportunity for growth

Measuring and Growing Active Modes of Transport in Auckland. TRA for Auckland Transport, June 2015.

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Gaining momentum

This data is collected from permanent automatic cycle counters. Download the data from our monthly cycle monitoring report.

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Build and they will come

Symonds St / Grafton Gully corridor: Cycling follow-up survey report. TDG for Auckland Transport, July 2015.

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Education is the key

Auckland Transport records available upon request.

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Crash statistics

This data has been sourced from the NZTA Crash Analysis System (CAS) based on the Traffic Crash reports submitted by NZ Police.

The 2015 data is INTERIM only as some Traffic Crash Reports are still in the process of being logged into CAS.

CAS crash data may be revised from year to year due to the findings of Coroners Reports etc.

CAS cycle crash data typically under-reports cycle injury crashes (particularly serious injuries) by up to 40%, as Police do not attend all cycle injury crashes.

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30,000 cycle trips recorded on Light Path in December 2015

There is a permanent automatic cycle counter on the Lightpath. Download the data from our monthly cycle monitoring report.

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Performance against our targets

Download Auckland Transport’s 2015 Annual Report.

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What to expect in 2016

Find out about AT’s walking and cycling programme.