As a wider variety of travel options emerged and investment into public transport and cycleways began to complete these networks, the share of travel by traditional private vehicles declined.
A greater proportion of vehicles now move goods and services around, although driverless technology is leading to further major disruption for the transport and logistics industry.
The vehicle fleet is nearly fully electric, which contributes to the much-needed reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and to eliminating other harmful air pollutants.
Improvements in vehicle technology and a continuing commitment to road safety have also substantially reduced the road toll.
Despite these improvements, access challenges remain for Auckland in 2050. One ongoing challenge is about how we appropriately balance the allocation of street space between a greater number of residents, workers, travellers, and visitors.
Another relates to cyber-security and privacy concerns about a transport system that is ever more reliant on technology.
Finally, it has required ongoing effort to ensure all Aucklanders – not just people in more central urban areas – are able to benefit from these improvements.