The city has begun to make progress by investing in active, public, and shared transport in recent years.

What this means

The city has begun to make progress by investing in active, public, and shared transport in recent years.  It is now important to continue that momentum and improve travel options for getting around.  Attractive alternatives to single occupancy car journeys are needed to avoid traffic congestion in the future.

How we will get there

Implement An Accessible City (Phases 2, 3 & 4) and continue Major Cycleways (MCRs) construction.

Make public transport a more attractive travel option.

Take a strategic city-wide approach to active and public transport.

Develop a culture of innovation around the future of transport and new/emerging technologies which allows for pilot and demonstration projects.

A culture shift towards more flexible funding will allow innovative pilot projects to trial new initiatives before more expensive permanent versions are rolled out.

Ramp up work on travel demand management (TDM).

How we are doing 

Proportion of journeys by active, public or shared transportNegative Result

16 percent of trips to work were by walking, cycling, using public transport or as a passenger in a car in 2013.

Pre-earthquakes in 2006, this was 18 percent of trips. (Census of Population and Dwellings).

45 percent of trips to education facilities were by walking, cycling, using public transport or as a passenger in 2013/14 (Household Travel Survey).

Use of shared transport options (i.e. shared car fleets, bike share)Not enough information or no information available

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