The journey to work in metropolitan Auckland: a geographic analysis
The daily journey to work has become one of the most important and conspicuous charactaristics of the urban community. Each work day, as regularly as clockwork between the hours of 7 and 9 in the morning, thousands of commuters travel to their places of work. Just as regularly, between 4
and 6 in the afte:rnoon 5 they return en masse to their homes. In fact, in
cities where trro1sport surveys have been made, it has been revealed that
journeys to work account for between one-sixth and one-third of all
vehicular trips. In Metropolitan Aucland (Map I)? work trips comprise
some 24 per cent of the trips recorded by a comprehensive transport survey.
In Auckland, as in other cities of the western world, only trips to home are
more numerous than those to work.