Giving people more travel choices enables them to travel in a way that best suits their particular needs.
A lack of choice also means that travel is often long and unreliable, with Aucklanders unable to avoid congestion that wastes precious time and reduces life quality.
By developing Auckland’s rapid transit network and improving the frequency, speed and reliability of public transport, we can:
- provide more travel choices
- reduce the impact of congestion on people's lives
- provide more certainty about how long a trip will take.
As Auckland grows it is essential that more people walk, cycle or travel by public transport. This is essential for reducing transport-related emissions. It also has significant health benefits through increased physical activity and the potential to reduce road trauma.
It will also reduce pressure on our roads and free up room for freight and commercial trips, which are reliant on road travel and make major contributions to Auckland’s economic prosperity.
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Projected percentages of transport methods will need to be much higher than currently projected for walking, cycling and public transport. Private vehicle usage needs to reduce to align with the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP) across the region as well as into the city centre.
People-oriented streets are fundamental to the quality of experiences people have in our urban areas. We must therefore also transform how we design the transport network, so it's about people and places, not just moving vehicles.
Streets are used for a number of purposes, and should be attractive, suitable and enjoyable public spaces for residents, workers and visitors, particularly when travelling by foot.
To provide genuine travel choices, Auckland’s entire street network must be safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.