Auckland city centre: transport capacity and access trends. Final report

MRCagney Pty Ltd
MRCagney | Auckland Council
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This document covers two sets of information about transport capacity and usage trends in the Auckland City Centre.

The first set of information is an estimation of the peak inbound capacity for travel to the City Centre, on each of the seventeen corridors crossing the motorway or harbour into the city, by private traffic, public transport and active transport modes. This includes an assessment of the current and near term transport capacity by mode, plus an assessment of the future transport capacity increases afforded by a number of projects planned for delivery in the near term.

The second set of information shows the historic and recent trends for access to the City Centre by traffic, transit and active modes, and compares these to other indicators of the City Centre’s population, employment and economy.

Scope and caveats

This work was conducted as a ‘desktop study’ using existing data sources, future plans, known parameters and benchmarking against local and international examples. Individual assessment of the actual conditions of each street and corridor would reveal more precise results.

For this study the Auckland City Centre was defined as the area within the harbour and the motorway ring. Travel to the City Centre was defined as any travel that crosses this screenline inbound in the morning peak period from 7am to 9am. As such this report focusses on peak commuters to the City Centre; it does not capture the travel capacities or trends for travel entirely within the City Centre, nor does it reflect travel to city fringe areas near the City Centre.

Several sources were used as supplied, including the major screenline travel study results and Statistics New Zealand information.

Last updated: 2018-08-08