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Monthly cycle monitoring

The number of cycle trips in Auckland is collected at sites across the region using permanent, automated cycle-monitoring equipment.

AT reports on 2 sets of cycle counters: a set of 14 counters around the region and a set of 13 counters around the city centre.

Daily data from all counters is available to download.


2017 automated monthly cycle monitoring reports


January 2017 automated cycle counts

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.698 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of February 2016 to January 2017, an increase of 8.7% on the previous 12 months.
  • 166,130 cycle trips were recorded in January 2017, an increase of 9.6%.

At 13 city-centre count sites:

  • 1.764 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of February 2016 to January 2017.
  • 162,055 cycle trips were recorded in January 2017, an increase of 1.3% when compared to January 2016.

Download the January 2017 Auckland cycle counter data (CSV 8KB)

Graph showing cycle trips

Cycle trips graph Jan 2017


2016 monthly cycle monitoring reports

December 2016 automated cycle counts

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.68 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of January to December 2016, an increase of 7.2% on the previous 12 months.
  • 145,097 cycle trips were recorded in December 2016, an increase of 2.9%.

At 13 city centre count sites:

  • 1.76 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of January to December 2016.
  • 145,826 cycle trips were recorded in December 2016, a decrease of 12.4% when compared to December 2015.

Download the January to December 2016 Auckland cycle counter data (CSV 48KB)


November 2016 automated cycle counts

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.67 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of December 2015 to November 2016, an increase of 8.5% on the previous 12 months.
  • 145,422 cycle trips were recorded in November 2016, an increase of 4.5% when compared to November 2015.

At 13 city centre count sites:

  • 1.77 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of December 2015 to November 2016.
  • 147,468 cycle trips were recorded in November 2016, an increase of 12.8% when compared to November 2015.

October 2016 automated cycle counts

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.67 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of November 2015 to October 2016, an increase of 8.9% on the previous 12 months.
  • 145,039 cycle trips were recorded in October 2016, an increase of 7.0% when compared to October 2015.

At 13 city centre count sites:

  • 1.76 million cycle trips were recorded/estimated for the year of November 2015 to October 2016.
  • 144,017 cycle trips were recorded in October 2016.

September 2016 automated cycle counts

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.66 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of October 2015 to September 2016, an increase of 8.8% on the previous 12 months.
  • 119,142 cycle trips were recorded in September 2016, an increase of 4.8% when compared to September 2015.

At 13 city centre count sites:

  • 1.75 million cycle trips were recorded/estimated for the year of October 2015 to September 2016
  • 122,697 cycle trips were recorded in September 2016

August 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.66 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of September 2015 to August 2016, an increase of 8.8% on the previous 12 months.
  • 123,388 cycle trips were recorded in August 2016, an increase of 13.9% when compared to August 2015.

At 13 city centre count sites:

  • 1.74 million cycle trips were recorded/estimated for the year of September 2015 to August 2016
  • 130,523 cycle trips were recorded in August 2016

July 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 14 regional count sites:

  • 1.64 million cycle trips were recorded for the year of August 2015 to July 2016, an increase of 8.1% on the previous 12 months.
  • 110,822 cycle trips were recorded in July 2016, an increase of 11.3% when compared to July 2015.

At 13 city centre count sites:

  • 1.71 million cycle trips were recorded/estimated for the year of August 2015 to July 2016
  • 115,518 cycle trips were recorded in July 2016

June 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 9 count sites:

  • There has been an increase of 15.1% in cyclist movements in June 2016 when compared to June 2015.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 11.8% when compared to June last year. (Note that public holidays are not included in the morning peak count from October 2015. There was one public holiday day in June 2016.)
  • A total of 995,828 cycle trips were recorded for the year of July 2015 to June 2016, this is an increase of 9.9% on the previous year.

May 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 9 count sites:

  • There has been an increase of 22.6% in cyclist movements in May 2016 when compared to May 2015.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 25.8% when compared to May last year.
  • A total of 986,039 cycle trips were recorded for the year of June 2015 to May 2016, this is an increase of 9.3% on the previous year.

April 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 9 count sites:

  • There has been an increase of 19.3% in cyclist movements in April 2016 when compared to April 2015.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 24.2% when compared to April last year. (Note that public holidays are not included in the morning peak count from October 2015. There was one public holiday day in April 2016.)
  • A total of 969,696 cycle trips were recorded for the year of May 2015 to April 2016, this is an increase of 7.2% on the previous year.

March 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 9 count sites:

  • There has been an increase of 7.0% in cyclist movements in March 2016 when compared to March 2015.
  • The morning peak movement’s decreased by 1.0% when compared to March last year. (Note that public holidays are not included in the morning peak count from October 2015. There were two public holiday days in March 2016.)
  • A total of 954,153 cycle trips were recorded for the year of April 2015 to March 2016, this is an increase of 5.7% on the previous year.

February 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 9 count sites:

  • There has been an increase of 6.4% in cyclist movements in February 2016 when compared to February 2015. 
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 2.1% when compared to February last year. (Note that public holidays are not included in the morning peak count from October 2015. There were two public holiday days in February 2016.)
  • A total of 947,413 cycle trips were recorded for the year of March 2015 to February 2016, this is an increase of 5.2% on the previous year. 

January 2016 automated cycle monitoring report

At 9 count sites:

  • There has been a decrease of 5.3% in cyclist movements in January 2016 when compared to January 2015.
  • The morning peak movement’s decreased by 11.8% when compared to January last year. (Note that public holidays are not included in the morning peak count from October 2015).
  • A total of 941,466 cycle trips were recorded for the year of February 2015 to January 2016. This is an increase of 5.1% on the previous year.

2015 monthly cycle monitoring reports

December 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 20.0% in cyclist movements in December 2015 when compared to December 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 19.3% when compared to December last year. (Note that public holidays are not included in the 2015 morning peak count).
  • A total of 946,749 cycle trips were recorded for the year of January to December 2015, this is an increase of 7.4% on the previous year.

November 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 10.6% in cyclist movements in November 2015 when compared to November 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 32.3% when compared to November last year.
  • A total of 932,302 cycle trips were recorded for the year of December 2014 to November 2015, this is an increase of 5.6% on the previous year.

October 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 6.0% in cyclist movements in October 2015 when compared to October 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 0.7% when compared to October last year. (Note that from October 2015 public holidays are no longer included in morning peak counts).
  • A total of 924,286 cycle trips were recorded for the year of November 2014 to October 2015, this is an increase of 3.7% on the previous year.

September 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 6.3% in cyclist movements in September 2015 when compared to September 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s decreased by 3.1% when compared to September last year.
  • A total of 919,703 cycle trips were recorded for the year of October 2014 to September 2015, this is an increase of 2.27% on the previous year.

Please note: The September 2015 counts differ to those originally reported. It has recently been discovered that the counter at Lake Rd was not functioning correctly. The counts have since been revised to better reflect what the actual count would have been.


August 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 7.3% in cyclist movements in August 2015 when compared to August 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 9.7% when compared to August last year.
  • A total of 915,664 cycle trips were recorded for the year of September 2014 to August 2015, this is an increase of 2.26% on the previous year.

July 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 9.1% in cyclist movements in July 2015 when compared to July 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 10.8% when compared to July last year.
  • A total of 911,350 cycle trips were recorded for the year of August 2014 to July 2015, this is an increase of 1.20% on the previous year.

June 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 6.9% in cyclist movements in June 2015 when compared to June 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 23.4% when compared to June last year.
  • A total of 906,518 cycle trips were recorded for the year of July 2014 to June 2015, this is a decrease of 1.0% on the previous year.

May 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 3.4% in cyclist movements in May 2015 when compared to May 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 0.1% when compared to May last year.
  • A total of 902,343 cycle trips were recorded for the year of June 2014 to May 2015, this is a decrease of 0.8% on the previous year.

April 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 3.3% in cyclist movements in April 2015 when compared to April 2014.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 1.4% when compared to April last year.
  • A total of 904,901 cycle trips were recorded for the year of May 2014 to April 2015, this is an increase of 0.9% on the previous year.

March 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 1.9% in cyclist movements in March 2015 compared to March 2014.
  • Morning peak movements increased by 8.8% compared to March last year.
  • A total of 902,343 cycle trips were recorded for the year April 2014 to March 2015. This is an increase of 0.8% from the previous year.

February 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 5.6% in cyclist movements in February 2015 when compared to February 2014.
  • The morning peak movements increased by 6.1% when compared to February last year.
  • A total of 900,531cycle trips were recorded for the year of March 2014 to February 2015. This is an increase of 1.5% from the previous year.

January 2015 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 16.4% in cyclist movements in January 2015 when compared to January 2014.
  • The morning peak movements increased by 18.9% when compared to January last year.
  • A total of 895,586 cycle trips were recorded for the year of February 2014 to January 2015. This is an increase of 0.9% from the previous year.

2014 monthly cycle monitoring reports

January 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 1.6% in cyclist movements in January 2014 when compared to January 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 15.5% when compared to January last year.
  • A total of 887,691 cycle trips were recorded for the year February 2013 to January 2014, this is an increase of 8.11% on the previous year.

February 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 0.5% in cyclist movements in February 2014 when compared to February 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 16.3% when compared to February last year.
  • A total of 887,203 cycle trips were recorded for the year March 2013 to February 2014, this is an increase of 7.2% on the previous year.

March 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 9.2% in cyclist movements in March 2014 when compared to March 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 19.7% when compared to March last year.
  • A total of 895,165 cycle trips were recorded for the year April 2013 to March 2014, this is an increase of 6.6% on the previous year.

April 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 2.5% in cyclist movements in April 2014 when compared to April 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 13.4% when compared to April last year.
  • A total of 897,039 cycle trips were recorded for the year May 2013 to April 2014, this is an increase of 7.05% on the previous year.

May 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 19.5% in cyclist movements in May 2014 when compared to May 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 23.8% when compared to May last year.
  • A total of 909,234 cycle trips were recorded for the year June 2013 to May 2014, this is an increase of 8.8% on the previous year.

June 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 11.4% in cyclist movements in June 2014 when compared to June 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 18.7% when compared to June last year.
  • A total of 915,458 cycle trips were recorded for the year July 2013 to June 2014, this is an increase of 9.6% on the previous year.

July 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 21.9% in cyclist movements in July 2014 when compared to July 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s decreased by 6.0% when compared to July last year.
  • A total of 900,543 cycle trips were recorded for the year of August 2013 to July 2014, this is an increase of 5.7% on the previous year.

August 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 7.9% in cyclist movements in August 2014 when compared to August 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s decreased by 2.5% when compared to August last year.
  • A total of 895,468 cycle trips were recorded for the year of September 2013 to August 2014, this is an increase of 4.8% on the previous year.

September 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been an increase of 6.3% in cyclist movements in September 2014 when compared to September 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 31.3% when compared to September last year.
  • A total of 899,251 cycle trips were recorded for the year of October 2013 to September 2014, this is an increase of 5.4% on the previous year.

October 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 9.5% in cyclist movements in October 2014 when compared to October 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s increased by 0.5% when compared to October last year.
  • A total of 891,245 cycle trips were recorded for the year of November 2013 to October 2014, this is an increase of 2.3% on the previous year.

November 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 9.8% in cyclist movements in November 2014 when compared to November 2013.
  • The morning peak movement’s decreased by 22.5% when compared to November last year.
  • A total of 883,031 cycle trips were recorded for the year of December 2013 to November 2014, this is an increase of 0.2% on the previous year.

December 2014 automated cycle monitoring report

  • There has been a decrease of 1.9% in cyclist movements in December 2014 when compared to December 2013.
  • The morning peak movements increased by 2.0% when compared to December last year.
  • A total of 881,620 cycle trips were recorded for the year of January 2014 to December 2014, this is a decrease of 0.8% on the previous year.

Download monthly counts from each site from November 2010 - December 2016 (CSV 13KB)


About the data


The 14 regional counter sites that are reported are:

  • East Coast Rd
  • Grafton Bridge
  • Great South Rd
  • Highbrook shared path
  • Lagoon Dr
  • Lake Rd
  • Mangere Bridge
  • Northwestern cycleway – Kingsland
  • Northwestern cycleway – Te Atatu
  • Orewa shared path
  • SH20 shared path (near Dominion Rd)
  • Tamaki Dr (both sides of the road)
  • Twin Streams shared path
  • Upper Harbour Dr

The 13 city centre counter sites that are reported are:

  • Beach Rd
  • Curran St
  • Grafton Bridge
  • Grafton Gully
  • Grafton Rd
  • Hopetoun St
  • Karangahape Rd
  • Lightpath
  • Quay St (Vector Arena)
  • Symonds St
  • Te Wero Bridge (Wynyard Quarter)
  • Upper Queen St
  • Victoria St West

This equipment counts the number of cycle trips all day, every day and the data collected is used for a variety of reasons including:

  • Identifying trends in cycling.
  • Guiding policy and the investment in cycling.
  • Reporting to the public on the use of the cycle network.

Find out more about the counter products we use on eco-compteur.com.