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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Te ahu whakamua Ikiiki me te tomonga

Transport and access progress

We know we have achieved this outcome when Aucklanders will be able to get where they want to go more easily, safely and sustainably.

​Annual scorecard

Scorecard measures

The annual scorecard tracks progress against this outcome through the following measures:

Measure 1: Access to jobs.

Measure 2: Delay from congestion.

Measure 3: Use of public transport, walking and cycling.

Measure 4: Household transport costs.

Measure 5: Deaths and injuries from transport network.

2022 annual scorecard

The 2022 annual scorecard (PDF 13MB) provides data on one measure and three sub-measures that have been updated this year.

COVID-19 and related lockdowns have impacted most transport measures throughout 2020 and 2021. This has led to less demand for travel. Additional impacts on the use of public transport resulted from critical renewals on the rail network.

Patronage numbers for public transport continued to decrease from 2020 and into 2021, as did cycling numbers.

There has been a significant increase in deaths and serious injuries in 2021, following a decline since 2018.

Research indicates that the high increases are likely due to:

  • lower police enforcement
  • alcohol and drug impairment
  • inappropriate speed
  • lack of restraint use.

Three yearly progress report

The Three yearly progress report provides a more detailed analysis of trends for this outcome, drawing on a range of other reports and data sets.

The 2020 Three yearly progress report (PDF 17.3MB) indicates that we have made positive progress in our perceptions of accessibility and use of public transport with increases in the numbers of boardings on bus, rail and ferry and increases in cycling counts.

The report identified some opportunities for greater progress that are important to the future of this outcome:

  • Responding to climate change through transport
  • Ensuring equity in access to transport
  • Improving safety on the transport network.

A full discussion of these findings can be found in the "Transport and access" chapter of the Three yearly progress report (PDF 17.3MB).

Note: The Three yearly progress report (PDF 17.3MB) does not capture the impacts of COVID-19. For the most recent data available for Auckland (for example on the economic impacts of COVID-19) go to Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit website in the "New on Knowledge Auckland" section.

Measure 1: Access to jobs

​Measure 2: Congestion

​Measure 3: Use of public transport, walking and cycling

​Measure 4: Household transport costs

​Measure 5: Transport network safety