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Increased mode share for pedestrians and cyclists

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Increased mode share for pedestrians and cyclists

Updated 29 January 2021 3:20pm

Target: Proportion of journey to work trips (Census) by walking increases to 13.6%.

 

 Source: Statistics New Zealand

 

General trends for mode share (census):

  • Walking mode share for the region was 11.4% in 2018 down slightly from 12.1 % in 2013
  • Cycling mode share was 2.7% in 2018 down slightly from 3.1% in 2013
  • Walking mode share is generally increasing toward the RLTP target 
  • Cycling mode share is fluctuating and has only progressed slightly since 2001
  • Travel to work methodology for the census changed in 2018, the results are now divided into work and education trips. This change may explain the drop in walking and cycling mode share since active travel is higher amongst students compared to work trips.

Target: Proportion of urban trips (Wellington CBD Cordon Survey) by walking increases to 20.1%.

Pedestrians crossing the CBD cordon (2000-2019) and RLTP target.

The latest Wellington Cordon survey data is from 2019. The above figure shows the mode share for pedestrians in the cordon count morning peak. The proportion of pedestrians crossing into the CBD compared to other transport modes (cycling, cars, and public transport) has fluctuated from 16% to 19% since 2001 but the five year trend indicates an overall increase over this period. In 2019, 16.7% of those people crossing the cordon were walking. The 2025 RLTP target is for 20.1% of all trips crossing the Wellington City CBD cordon to be walking trips.

Taking into account both cyclists and pedestrians together, the active mode share of trips crossing the Wellington City CBD cordon in the AM peak between 2011 and 2019 shows a modest increase from 17.6% to 19.4%.

Note: Due to the impact of Covid-19 there are no results for the 2020 Cordon survey.

Target: Proportion of urban trips (Wellington CBD Cordon Survey) by bike increases to 4.6%.

Mode share for cyclists crossing the CBD cordon and RLTP target.

 

Source: Wellington CBD cordon survey 2019, WCC

The above figure shows mode share for cyclists crossing the Wellington CBD cordon, in 2019 mode share was 2.7%. The number of cyclists crossing the CBD cordon during the morning peak has changed very little in the last five years, over ten years there has been an 18% increase, the five year trend-line shows a slight downward direction in mode share. The 2025 RLTP target for this measure is 4.6% of trips crossing the cordon are cyclists.

 

shows the mode share for pedestrians in the cordon count morning peak. The proportion of pedestrians crossing into the CBD compared to other transport modes (cycling, cars, and public transport) has fluctuated from 16% to 19% since 2001 but the five year trend indicates an overall increase over this period. In 2015, 17% of those people crossing the cordon were walking. The 2025 RLTP target is for 20.1% of all trips crossing the Wellington City CBD cordon to be walking trips.
Taking into account both cyclists and pedestrians together, the active mode share of trips crossing the Wellington City CBD cordon in the AM peak between 2011 and 2015 increased from 18% to 20%.