Data released today by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirms a significant drop in travel within New Zealand’s main urban centres following the move to Covid-19 Alert Level 4.
Traffic volumes on key urban state highway sites on Wednesday, the first day of Level 4 restrictions, were down between 63% and 72% compared with Wednesday last week, while public transport trips were down by more than 90% in all of the main centres.
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State highway traffic volumes
Data on state highway travel measured by Waka Kotahi at key traffic sites in the main urban centres shows the following reductions when comparing traffic volumes from Wednesday 18 August with Wednesday 11 August.
Public transport patronage
Data on the use of public transport in the main urban centres shows the following reductions when comparing Wednesday 18 August with Wednesday 11 August.