Monitoring & Evaluation
Updated 4 March 2019 2:07pm
2017/18 Monitoring report
This year a summary report has been prepared. The report summarises the available data according to the financial year ending at 30 June unless otherwise stated.
2017-18 AMR for the RLTP
2016/17 Monitoring Report
This year a full Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) has been prepared. This means that all 34 measures are reported against the RLTP targests, as well as, additional transport indicators and regional demographic information.
2016/17 Annual Monitoring report on the RLTP
2015/16 Monitoring Report
This Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) represents the second year of monitoring since the RLTP was adopted in April 2015. This report presents data and information on the 20 RLTP outcomes, each with at least one measure and target.
Annual Monitoring report on the RLTP 2015/16
2014/15 Monitoring Report
The current Regional Land Transport Plan was adopted on 20 April 2015 and replaced the previous Regional Land Transport Strategy and Regional Land Transport Programme. The regional transport outcomes and targets were updated as part of this new plan. The first monitoring report against these updated outcomes and targets was produced in December 2015.
The Land Transport Management Act requires a regional land transport plan to include a description of how monitoring will be undertaken to assess implementation of the regional land transport plan.
A set of measures and targets have been developed to monitor progress towards the outcomes and strategic objectives of the plan. These are set out in the ‘Policy Framework’ section of the plan under section E: ‘Measuring our progress’
The RLTP targets provide a benchmark against which to measure the performance of policy and project interventions.
The monitoring programme will involve the following reports to the Regional Transport Committee (RTC):
- A half yearly summary report which comments on the status/progress of significant projects and other projects of regional interest set out in the Regional Land Transport Plan.
- An Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) which will measure progress towards the outcomes and targets in the RLTP. This will be reported to the RTC and when released will be available on this web page.
A full AMR will be completed every three years. This will report against all targets identified in the RTLP, with associated commentary, using the most recent data available. A summary AMR will be produced annually in the intervening years using available data.
Progress against RLTP targets
A series of targets have been developed out to 2025 which signal the magnitude of change the region seeks for each of the RLTP outcomes. These targets highlight each outcome's importance to the regional community.
Targets enable the region to monitor whether progress is in the general direction set by the outcome, and whether progress has been made to the extent desired. Achieving these strategic targets will be very challenging. However, they have been set at a level within the realm of possibility but will depend on all agencies, including central government, taking a strong lead in their respective roles.
A full monitoring report is now published at least every three years, so to ensure up to date information is available for related policy development work, progress against the strategic targets for each RLTP key outcome is updated annually, or as soon as data becomes available. The following section shows the RLTP 2015 key outcomes, measures and associated targets.
The RLTP outcomes and 2025 targets under each strategic objective area:
Objective: 'A high quality, reliable public transport network'
Increased public transport use
- Annual public transport boardings per capita increases to at least 76 boardings
- Public transport mode share of journey to work trips increases to at least 17.8%
- Public transport mode share of trips crossing Wellington CBD cordon (AM peak) increases to at least 34.7%
Improved public transport accessibility for all
- Population living within 500m of a core bus service or 1km of a rail station improves towards at least 50%
- Population living within 500m of any bus stop or 1km of a rail station improves towards at least 88%
- Accessibility to public transport network for all users continuously improves
Improved quality of public transport
- Public transport vehicle fleet emissions reduces to at least 50% of 2014 levels
- Overall satisfaction with Wellington region's public transport system (all modes) increases to at least 90%
Improved public transport reliability and journey times
- Peak period public transport travel times on core routes continuously improves
- Peak period bus travel time variability along core routes continuously improves
- Rail service punctuality (trains arriving at final destination within 5 minutes of scheduled arrival time) increases to at least 96%
Objective: 'A reliable and effective strategic road network'
Reduced severe road congestion
- Average peak period travel speed on selected strategic routes increases by 10% from the 2012-2014 average
Improved reliability of the strategic road network
- Average peak period travel speed variability on selected strategic routes reduces by 25% from the 2012-2014 average
Objective: 'An effective network for the movement of freight'
Improved freight efficiency
- Average all day travel speed on important regional freight routes increases by 10% from the 2012-2014 average
- Average all day travel speed on variability on important regional freight routes reduces by 25% from the 2012-2014 average
Increased proportion of freight moved by rail
- Percentage of long distance freight volumes moved by rail (Ministry of Transport Freight demand studies (5 yearly)) increases
Objective: 'A safer system for all users of our regional road network'
Improved regional road safety
- Killed and seriously injured totals, measured on an annual basis against a 5 year rolling average (CAS data) reduces to at least 50% of the 2009-2013 average
- Total casualties on an annual basis against a 5 year rolling average (CAS data) reduces to at least 50% of the 2009-2013 average
Increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists (vulnerable road users)
- The number of vulnerable road user casualties (cyclists and pedestrians) killed and seriously injured annually against a 5 year rolling average (CAS data) reduces to at least 50% of the 2009-2013 average
Objective: 'An increasingly resilient transport network'
Improved transport infrastructure resilience to disruption from unplanned events
- Proportion of the region covered by an adopted regional risk register increases to 100%
A transport network that supports the restoration of access and regional recovery after a major event
- Estimated time to reopen key road connections to and within the region and to key recovery facilities continuously reduces
Reduced regional economic risk
- Proportion of the region covered by an adopted and comprehensive regional restoration and emergency plan increases to 100%
Objective: 'A well planned, connected and integrated transport network'
Improved land use and transport integration
- Population living within 500m of a bus stop or 1km of a rail station continuously improves towards 88%
Improved integration between modes
- Number of secure cycle parking spaces at railway stations increases by 50%
Objective: 'An attractive and safe walking and cycling network'
Increased mode share for pedestrians and cyclists
- Proportion of journey to work trips (Census) by walking increases to 13.6%
- Proportion of journey to work trips (Census) by bike increases to 4.6%
- Proportion of urban trips (Wellington CBD Cordon Survey) by walking increases to 20.1%
- Proportion of urban trips (Wellington CBD Cordon Survey) by bike increases to 4.6%
Improved level of service for pedestrians and cyclists
- Perceptions of level of service (annual GWRC perceptions survey) increases to service ratings of 95% and 60% for walking and cycling, respectively
Increased use of active modes for journeys to school
- Use of active modes in journeys to school at schools participating in the regional school travel plan programme (annual GWRC survey) continuously increases
Objective: 'An efficient and optimised transport system that minimises the impact on the environment'
Reduced harmful emissions from transport
- Transport generated emissions (per capita) reduces to 15% of 2013 levels
- Transport generated emissions (absolute) reduces to 10% of 2013 levels
- Concentrations of harmful transport generated pollutants reduces from the 2009-2013 average
Increased private vehicle occupancy
- Peak period private vehicle occupancy gradually increases towards 1.45