The principles of Kaitiakitanga and Taurite are particularly relevant to the actions within this priority area.
Transitioning to a low emissions and climate resilient transport future requires that we practice kaitiakitanga, exercising our duty to care for the environment we live in and protect it for future generations.
Supporting affordable fares and low-cost transport options such as walking and cycling enables ōritetanga. Equitable access for whānau and communities to jobs, education and other opportunities leads to an enhanced quality of life for all.
Specific transport priority actions that facilitate Te Puawaitanga ō te Tātai include:
- encouraging a shift to public transport use, walking and micro-mobility devices, rather than driving
- adjusting public transport prices to support low-income Aucklanders and increase inter-peak ridership
- improving access to communal and personal transport devices for low-income Aucklanders
- improving road crossings, where pedestrians are disadvantaged because of high exposure to traffic, long waits at signals or significant distances between controlled crossing points.