Improved freight efficiency
The region's freight network consist of roads, rail and port infrastructure. Road and rail are the two primary modes for freight in the region as Wellington is a key gateway for freight travelling between the north and south islands. THe figure below shows average travel speed for travel times on the region’s main arterial roads.
Average travel speed on the freight route & 2025 target
This data series has been discontinued, so the latest data is 2019. The above figure shows the three year rolling average travel speed over three key freight routes for a time series that began in 2014.
In 2019 the inbound travel speed (62kph) is similar to the outbound travel speed (61 kph) averaged over the three routes.
The dotted orange and brown lines are progression lines to the RLTP target, which is a 10% increase in travel speed compared to the 2016 baseline.
2025 Target is 67.4 kph inbound and 63.6 kph outbound.
Travel speed predictability on key regional freight routes
The above figure shows the three year rolling average predictability over three key freight routes for a time series that began in 2014.
In 2019 the inbound and outbound predictability (96%) has improved compared to previous years for travel averaged over the three routes.
2025 Target is 95% inbound and 93% predictability outbound.