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dc.contributor.authorSheild, Richard Cameron
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15T02:55:08Z
dc.date.available2018-11-15T02:55:08Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/10357
dc.description.abstractIn recent years New Zealand has seen a changing trend in its vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) per capita, which has generally trended downward. This is part of a global trend occuring across a number of western countries, but explanations for this trend remain contentious. There is very little research examining New Zealand’s VKT per capita trend, or seeking to explain it. This research will use multiple linear regressions to examine how New Zealand’s VKT per capita trend compares to a variety of economic, spatial, and social trends that have been identified in the literature as having possible explanatory power. This research found that in New Zealand’s case, economic indicators were most closely correlated with VKT per capita trends, especially the unemployment rate and retail price for petrol. However, given the short timeframe that the data could represent these conclusions must be treated with a degree of caution. More research may be useful to further vaildate this project’s findings.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University
dc.subjecttransporten
dc.subjectplanningen
dc.subjecttransport behaviouren
dc.subjectvehicle kilometres travelled (VKT)en
dc.subjectGross Domestic Product (GDP)en
dc.subjecteconomic indicatorsen
dc.titleUnderstanding New Zealand’s changing vehicle travel patternsen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Planningen
lu.thesis.supervisorPage, Shannon
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
dc.subject.anzsrc140217 Transport Economicsen


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