More than 430,000 Aucklanders use the Uber app to get around their city – whether that’s to get to their bus stop, to a 12pm meeting, home from a late night or for a journey they’d otherwise need their own car for.
With so many GPS-tracked trips comes some fascinating data about how the city moves at different times of the day, week and year.
This type of data can provide insights for those thinking about transport policy and future investments. That’s why we’ve launched Uber Movement in Auckland – a free tool which brings together Uber’s anonymised, aggregated data in a way that local leaders, urban planners, and the wider community can use to inform decision-making about infrastructure and planning.
Our tool also allows people to see how journey times in different parts of the City of Sails are impacted by things like major events, road closures or infrastructure investment – even down to granular insights like the impact of a single major sporting fixture on the wider road network.
We hope New Zealand city planners and regulators will be able to gain valuable insights for the future using Uber Movement, and that it can play a role in helping our cities grow in a way that works for everyone.