Published: March 2013 | Category: Research & reports , Research programme , Performance monitoring , Activity management , Natural hazard risk management , Safety, security and public health , Environmental impacts of land transport , Transport demand management , Integrated land use and transport systems , Sustainable land transport , About the research programme , Economic development | Audiences: Communities, General
This report develops an indicator framework for measuring the contribution of land transport to the aggregate wellbeing of New Zealanders. The starting point is viewing transport as an input into the generation of wellbeing, reflecting the role of transport as a technology that enables human interaction, trade and other activities. Transport improves wellbeing if it better facilitates these activities and/or imposes lower costs. This leads to categories of indicators based on observable characteristics of the transport system that are relevant to aggregate wellbeing, ie network performance and capability, safety, health and environmental effects, and cost.