Increased mode share for pedestrians and cyclists
Source: Statistics New Zealand
General trends for mode share (census):
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.