More Aucklanders will walk, cycle and use public transport if it is accessible, efficient, affordable, reliable, safe, and attractive.
Substantial progress has been made in recent years. However, many parts of Auckland, particularly outer suburban and rural areas, still lack good access to these options.
To make public transport a preferred travel choice, we need an integrated system that consists of:
rapid transit network that provides fast, frequent and reliable travel between major parts of Auckland
- frequent, connector and local public transport services, often running in dedicated bus or transit lanes, that focus on more local trips and provide access to rapid transit
- walking, cycling and park and ride facilities that make it easy for people to access public transport.
Further detail on our approach to public transport is outlined in the
Regional Public Transport Plan.
While improvements are required across Auckland, a key focus of investment must remain on trips to busy locations like the city centre, metropolitan centres and other major employment areas (e.g. Auckland Airport). Large numbers of people travelling by car to these locations creates widespread congestion and requires a lot of valuable land to be used for parking, instead of more productive uses like homes and businesses.
The safe cycling network is still in the early stages of its development. There has recently been a significant increase in investment, generating unprecedented growth in the number of cyclists where improvements have been made. Read more on the
Making Auckland more cycle friendly page.