Dunedin residents are to be surveyed about their comings
A major Dunedin City Council and New Zealand Transport Agency
survey was launched yesterday to gather information about how
residents travel to and from home, work, schools and shopping
''The results will help the DCC plan for future travel
demand, understand where congestion problems may occur and
continue to make it easier for people to get about in
different ways,'' DCC transportation group manager Gene
The survey will involve 325 randomly selected households in
Dunedin, Mosgiel, Outram, Allanton, Waitati, Port Chalmers
Each person in the household, aged 10 and older, would be
asked to carry a cellphone-sized GPS device for a week, to
record their travel.
The survey will run until late September.
It would be the first time a detailed Dunedin travel survey
had been undertaken since 1989, Mr Ollerenshaw said.
The New Zealand Transport Agency will meet two-thirds of the
$149,000 survey and the DCC will cover the rest.