Walkable catchments analysis at Auckland train and Northern Busway stations 2013

Lindsay Wilson
Auckland Council Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit, RIMU
Publication date:
Local boards:
Albert-Eden, Kaipātiki, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōrākei , Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Upper Harbour, Waitematā

A report on surveys of bus and train passengers investigating how far passengers walked to a bus or train station in Auckland.

In 2010, the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA, now Auckland Transport) commissioned a survey to examine if an 800-metre radius from Papatoetoe train station was representative of the walking distance for rail passengers. The findings from the Papatoetoe survey showed that the median walking distance to the train station was 1200 metres rather than the assumed 800 metres.
Based on the survey findings, Auckland Council’s Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit has sought to test for more evidence if an 800-metre radius walkable catchment area was representative of the walking distance for other train stations in Auckland.
Using a similar research methodology as the Papatoetoe train station survey, passengers arriving at New Lynn, Glen Innes and Mt Albert train stations were surveyed in March 2012.

The busway stations included in the surveys are:
1. Akoranga
2. Smales Farm
3. Sunnynook
4. Constellation Park and Ride
5. Albany Park and Ride

The 12 train stations included in the surveys are:

1. Manurewa
2. Ōtāhuhu
3. Panmure
4. Papakura
5. Newmarket
6. Henderson
7. Onehunga
8. Pukekohe
9. Glen Eden
10. Meadowbank
11. Sturges Road
12. Ellerslie

Auckland Council technical report, TR2013/014.

Last updated: 2017-12-08