Future Connect is the long-term network plan for Auckland’s transport system. It identifies the most important parts of the transport network, and identifies the most critical issues and opportunities. This helps us make our 10-year investment programme, the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).
The purpose of Future Connect
Aucklanders travel around the region in increasingly diverse ways. They walk, cycle, scoot, take public transport, drive their cars, or move around goods in trucks.
Future Connect brings all the main means of travel in Auckland, called transport modes, together into a single network plan. This makes Future Connect a valuable planning tool. By keeping all modes in mind when planning for the future, AT is able to make better use of the existing transport network.
Future Connect is currently a 10-year plan. Ultimately, it will set a 30-year vision for Auckland's transport system.
Future Connect and the Regional Land Transport Plan
Future Connect is Auckland Transport's network plan that identifies the Strategic Networks and the network's most critical issues and opportunities.
The RLTP is our 10-year investment plan. The programmes and projects in the RLTP have come from issues and opportunities identified in Future Connect.
What it Includes
Future Connect maps the most important network links for all transport modes. We call these our Strategic Networks. It also identifies the key network issues and opportunities expected over the next 10 years (highlighted through our Deficiency & Opportunity Mapping). Locations where multiple issues overlap are highlighted as Indicative Focus Areas which are places we will investigate further if they are not already being investigated.
The Strategic Networks, Deficiency & Opportunity Mapping and Indicative Focus Areas (our key outputs) are available to everyone through the Future Connect Mapping Portal.
Cycle and Micromobility Strategic Network
Included in Future Connect is the Cycle and Micromobility Strategic Network which is a planning tool that outlines where cycling is most important in Auckland and where the most people are expected to cycle. Follow the link on the right hand side of this page for more information about this strategic modal network.
How will Future Connect affect me?
Future Connect will not affect Aucklanders directly, because it does not propose any new projects. That happens through the Regional Land Transport Plan, and other AT programmes and projects.
However, Future Connect does set the long-term network vision for Auckland’s transport system and provides the evidence to guide how we plan, invest, deliver, operate and maintain Auckland’s transport system.
Who is Future Connect for?
Future Connect is a valuable planning tool for people working on, or interested in, Auckland’s transport network.
The use of Future Connect is encouraged for all of those involved in the development of Auckland, including other local and central government agencies, private developers, and industry.