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 1. Household Travel

This section describes the ways in which New Zealanders travel in their towns and cities. For personal travel between regions, besides air travel and long-distance trains, there is no reliable data. Unless otherwise stated, much of the information discussed in this section is taken from

– New Zealand Household Travel Survey and

– 25 Years of New Zealand Travel: New Zealand Household Travel 1989-2014.


 New Zealand Household Travel Survey

This survey started in 1989 and has been ongoing since 2003. It collects information about day-to-day travel such as how, where, and when New Zealanders travel. The results provide a picture of travel patterns and choices, information which is vital for developing transport policy in areas such as road safety, public transport, walking, and cycling. The most recent results available through this survey are for 2010/14.