Story: Bicycles

Cycling to work

Cycling to work

This map shows the percentage of people who biked to work in various New Zealand cities on census day, 2006. Nelson (5.5%), Christchurch (5.1%) and Palmerston North (4.6%) had the highest percentages of bike riders.

For more recent statistics on cycle commuters see the 2013 census report from Statistics New Zealand.

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Source: New Zealand census, 2006

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Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Cycle clubs, advocacy and accidents', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Jamie Mackay, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016