Transport data sources and research
Improving the quality of or access to transport data will lead to a better evidence base on which decisions can be made about investment in Canterbury’s transport network. We are working with territorial authorities, other South Island councils, and central government, to make improvements.
Report commissioned by Environment Canterbury - Harnessing the potential of data for Canterbury's tourism and transport networks.
Environment Canterbury, on the region’s behalf, commissioned a report to identify gaps where collecting or improving the quality of, or access to existing data could lead to a better evidence base on which decisions can be made about investment in Canterbury’s transport network, as well as tourism infrastructure and other services to support the visitor experience. View the report.
Options to close gaps in information will take time to implement. As an initial step, the following table summarises some of the data available to assist infrastructure owners with planning and investment decisions. You can find the summary table, and specific information:
- The Freight Demand Statement which assessed origins and destinations of demand; assessment of freight by commodities, freight hubs and generation points. This provided validation of the GCTS growth forecasts with the addition of a range of forecasts
- TheFreight Infrastructure Statement assessed current infrastructure capacity, supply chain capability and identified constraints and opportunities for the future
- The Freight Management Directions Statement builds on the other two documents. It provides recommendations for further optimisation and improvements to the freight network and management practices