Transport Choices programme Transport Choices programme

As part of the Transport Choices package, and under the Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Waka Kotahi planned to invest $350 million to provide for greater transport choice for people across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Update November 2023

Waka Kotahi has advised Auckland Transport that all future CERF construction commitments and funding approvals for the Transport Choices programme of work are paused until they receive clear direction from the incoming government on their transport investment priorities. 

This means these projects are now on hold until further notice. Further information on the CERF-Transport Choices funding is expected in the coming months.   

About the Transport Choices programme 

Rapid lifestyle changes and Auckland's ongoing growth mean we need to better plan and help shape our cities. 

It’s about making small, quick, and visible changes to our streets and the way people use them and helping people embrace cycling or walking as a means of travel. We're building a transport system that's sustainable for the next generation.

Transport is also a significant source of carbon emissions. Transport Choices will help reduce these emissions from transport and create fairer, safer, and healthier environments for people to live, work and play across the country. It’s just one initiative within the Waka Kotahi Climate Emergency Response Programme that will enable people across the country to directly fight climate change.

Auckland Transport’s programme of work

The funding Auckland Transport has received as part of the Transport Choices programme will help add scope to a number of proposed community projects. It will suppor initiatives such as safe schools' projects, walking and cycling initiatives, along with improvements to bus routes and priority to help make the switch to public transport more desirable.

Some of AT’s projects have already been fully consulted with communities, while some have been proposed by local boards. Other will be subject to further community discussions and local boards as they progress.

Some projects have changed or reduced in scope due to recent Government policy changes. Auckland Transport will now deliver the following: 

CERF-funded projects completed

Projects Local Board
East Coast Road (Bus Priority) Hibiscus and Bays 
Hendry Ave 800 m Cycleway Puketāpapa
Raleigh Road (Bus Priority) Kaipātiki

CERF-funded projects (Underway and continuing as planned)

NW feeder package

Projects Local Board
Te Atatu South Bus Priority Henderson-Massey
Te Atatu Peninsula Bus Priority Henderson-Massey
 Newton Road Bus Priority Waitematā
 Hobson Street Bus Priority Waitematā
 Triangle Road Bus Priority Henderson-Massey 
 NW Bus stops   Various local boards

Descoped from CERF (Now being funded by alternate funding source)

Māngere Schools Package (Permanent Infrastructure Upgrade)

Projects Local Board
Viscount Primary School  Māngere-Ōtāhuhu
St Mary MacKillop School  Māngere-Ōtāhuhu
Mangere Central School Māngere-Ōtāhuhu
Mangere College  Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

Mangere cycleway Package 

Projects Local Board
Shared Use Path (Section 3 through Mangere Centre Park) Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

Manurewa Package (Permanent Infrastructure Upgrade)

Projects Local Board
Wiri Central School Manurewa

On Hold (Until alternate fund source is found)

NW feeder package

Projects Local Board
Westgate/Fred Taylor Drive Bus Priority Henderson-Massey
Westgate/Fred Taylor Drive Walking and Cycling Improvements Henderson-Massey
CX Components Various local boards

Manurewa package

Projects  Local Board
RTN Improvements & Public transport Infrastructure Manurewa
New footpaths and footpath widening & accessibility improvements Manurewa
New pedestrian crossings and facilities Manurewa
Pop-Up Cycleways and intersections Manurewa

Project K Package 

Projects Local Board
Karangahape cycleway and bus priority lane Waitematā

Mangere cycleway Package

Projects Local Board
Shared Use Path (Sections 1-2 – Moyle Park and Motorway sections) Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

Transport choices programmes in Auckland 

Manurewa and Māngere Transport Choices

Manurewa area walking, cycling, and accessibility improvements around Manurewa schools.