Recent survey results

This page is updated half-yearly with a selection of results from recent surveys of AA Members.

This page will next be updated in mid 2021.

Congestion Charging survey, Aug 2020 - 1204 responses

If you could cut the number of times you experienced congestion stress in half by paying a charge how much would it be worth to you? 
Nothing $1-$2 per day $4 per day $8+ per day
52% 29% 9% 9%

 

Imagine that a congestion charging scheme was introduced in your city affecting roads that you travel on regularly and that it would cost you $8 per day ($40 per week or $160 per month) How do you think you'd respond?
I'd try to avoid the charge by changing what I do now 66%
I'd do what I do now and just pay the charge 12%
I don't know 22%

 

The following are types of congestion charging schemes that could be introduced into your city. What do you think of these?

A charge for vehicles entering/exiting/travelling in the CBD

40% opposed
A charge for vehicles entering/exiting/travelling in the CBD and on main approach roads and motorways 53% opposed
A charge for vehicles travelling on any heavily congested roads in the region 55% opposed

 

If some sort of congestion charging scheme was introduced in your city, when do you think the charges should apply?

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

87% opposed
Peak periods on weekdays and weekends 56% opposed
Peak periods on weekdays only 36% opposed
Triggered by congestion levels on known routes 45% opposed

 

Where should the money raised by congestion charging be spent?

Improving public transport

71%
Improving roads 56%
Reducing other transport charges or taxes 36%
Improving walking, cycling and e-scooter facilities/infrastructure 35%
Non-transport expenditure 5%

* Respondents were able to select more than one option, so percentages total to more than 100.


Climate Change survey, Sep 2020 - 1072 responses

 

What do you think of the money the Government collects for CO2 emissions only being spent on reducing emissions or preparing for climate change impacts? 
Strongly support Support Neutral Oppose Strongly oppose
38% 37% 17% 4% 4%

 

What do you think of the idea of taxing vehicle importers who bring in vehicles that emit more than a certain amount of CO2? 
Strongly support Support Neutral Oppose Strongly oppose
32% 33% 13% 10% 9%

 

If you could set your own tax for climate change where all funds went to projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, how much would you be prepared to spend per month? 
0-$5 19%
$6-$11 15%
$12-$20 19%
$21-$31 15%
$32-$51 17%
$52+ 16%

 

How likely is it that an increase in costs would make you change your travel methods? 
   5% increase in costs 25% increase in costs
Unlikely 59% 33%
Possible 32% 30%
Probable 8% 25%
Certain 2% 11%

 

How likely do you think it is that the world will meet climate change targets? 
Certain Probable Possible but unlikely Certainly not
0% 5% 40% 44%

 

How many more days a week would you work from home in a typical week now than in the past? 
Five days 11%
Four days 6%
Three days 8%
Two days 11%
One day 12%
None 53%

 

Almost half of survey respondents employed fulltime were now working from home at least one day a week.


ITS Member survey, Dec 2020 - 1059 responses

 

What transport-related apps do AA Members have on their phone? 
Google Maps 91%
Covid Tracer App 83%
Metservice 59%
Air NZ 52%
Uber 37%

 

What sort of communication apps do Members use?
Communication with family/friends   Communication for work
Text Most used Email
Messenger 2nd most Phone call
Email 3rd most Text
Phone calls 4th most Teams or Skype
Facebook 5th most Messenger

 

How old are AA Members' current cars? 
Under 4 years old 29%
5-9 years old 22%
10-14 years 26%
15-20 years 15%
20+ years 8%

 

What body type of car do AA Members have? 
Hatchback 37%
SUV/crossover 25%
Sedan 14%
Station wagon 9%
Compact sedan 5%
Ute 4%
People mover 2%
Van 2%

 

What are the most common in-car technologies that AA Members have and use sometimes or a lot? 
Reversing camera 49%
Cruise control 37%
Bluetooth music link 32%
Bluetooth phone link 32%
Navigation system 22%
Blind spot monitor 16%

 

Electric vehicle (EV) related questions
How many Members had access to a drive, car-port or garage where an EV could be charged? 60%
How much extra would you expect to pay for an EV substitute of the vehicle you have now? $30,325
How many Members think an EV would probably make financial sense for them? 44%

 


Auckland panel surveys, Oct and Dec 2020 - 476 and 481 responses

 

From what you know about the Government's and Auckland Council's transport policies, how do you feel about the direction in which Auckland's transport system is heading?
Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know
7% 16% 25% 16% 21% 17%

 

What percentage of panel respondents rated the following outcomes as extremely important for  transport investment
Safety 58%
Getting people to their destination as quickly as possible 53%
Supporting the supply of housing 39%
Providing a range of travel options 38%
Being environmentally friendly 36%
Contributing to better public health 30%
Creating attractive urban centres 26%

 

56% of respondents regarded a new harbour crossing for Auckland as extremely important.

 

What type of transport should be the priority on a new harbour crossing?
Road and rail at the same time 39%
Rail first 38%
Road first 17%

 

What percentage of panel respondents rated the following outcomes as extremely important for a new harbour crossing
Improving resilience 60%
Providing better public transport 57%
Reducing congestion for general traffic 51%
Reducing congestion for freight 39%
Providing for walking and cycling access 27%


Speed survey, Feb 2021 - 2477 responses

 

What do you think of the speed limits on the roads you drive on?
All are safe Most are safe, a few are unsafe Some are unsafe, some are safe Most are unsafe, a few are safe
28% 55% 14% 3%

 

In recent years have any open road speed limits on roads you drive been permanently changed from 100km/h?

Yes, they have become lower 64%
Yes, they have become higher 7%
No, they are the same as they ever were 17%
Not sure, haven't noticed 12%

 

How would you feel if all the open roads where the most crashes happen had their speed limit lowered from 100km/h to 90km/h?
Relieved Comfortable Irked Frustrated Rebelious
12% 26% 19% 28% 14%

 

How would you feel if all the open roads where the most crashes happen had their speed limit lowered from 100km/h to 80km/h?
Relieved Comfortable Irked Frustrated Rebelious
9% 25% 21% 29% 14%

 

When consulted about lowering open road speed limits, what do you think the AA should do?
Should support Generally support unless unreasonably slow Should consider on a case-by-case basis Should generally oppose unless unreasonably fast Should oppose
8% 14% 54% 20% 4%

 


 

Note: This is a snapshot of a range of recent survey results and does not show all survey questions and answers.

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