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). Consultation on the RLTP closed on 2 May 2021, and feedback is currently being reviewed.
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 travel options, 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 draft plan for the next 10 years. Ultimately, it will set a 30-year vision for Auckland’s transport system. The final 10-year plan will be published following the outcomes of the RLTP consultation.
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 proposed in the draft 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 has been updated. Follow the link on the right hand side of this page for more information about the updated 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.