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Auckland cycling account reference list

The Auckland Cycling Account 2015 provides a snapshot of #AKLBIKELIFE in 2015, presenting interesting facts and case studies. It emulates similar reports produced in Copenhagen, Melbourne and other cities around the world.

Reference list

For a more in-depth look at the facts and statistics reported, use this reference list to find the sources of information:

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Statistic

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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.