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Our local, national and international connections (including our access to them) are efficient, quick and easy. Our communication networks, air and sea ports, roads and public transport systems are world class and enable us to link with others, both within and outside the region.
A region that is well-connected in terms of enabling resident’s access to private and public transport, and technology such as the internet, contributes to their overall well-being. Access to private and public transport increases people’s ability to get to employment, education and medical services, as well as access to the wider community within and outside the region.
Connected community is made up of 10 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the connected community outcome definition (shown above). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2015 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the connected community outcome (pictured below) shows the composite average of the individual indicators.
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An increase in the percentage of trips by active transport modes (e.g. walking and cycling) increases physical activity, which improves physical and mental well-being, encourages social interaction and lowers the risk of a number of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer. Greater use of active modes for travel around the region can also contribute to important transport outcomes such as reducing congestion and associated air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle costs.
Walking and cycling share of total trip legs (a surveying unit of non-stop travel by a single mode for a single purpose) by people aged 5 and over resident in a main urban area (population centres of 30,000 people or more).
Ministry of Transport: TMIF TP005
Last updated Marc 2016
Indicators are updated in May and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
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