It is also likely that the NAEs reported above for social and recreational distances travelled are an underestimate--a consequence of the convention used to code trip-leg purpose in the NZTS.
This is evident in the NZTS data in that 23% of trips to open spaces and 25% of eating/drinking trips were made on foot.
The destinations information available was not sufficient to categorise 19% of social and recreational trips in the NZTS database, and for those trips that were categorised the numbers of trips were only adequate for analyses of private vehicle and walking modes to be undertaken.
3) The NZTS records "trip legs" as follows: a trip leg is a single segment of non-stop travel by a single mode.
Trips and trip legs are used interchangeably when referring to NZTS data.