As part of the Transport Choices package, and under the Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Waka Kotahi is investing $350 million to provide for greater transport choice for people across Aotearoa New Zealand.
About the Transport Choices programme
Rapid lifestyle changes and Auckland's ongoing growth mean we need to better plan and help shape our cities to be places.
The funding from Waka Kotahi for transport choices will help shift how we travel. It’s an ambitious programme of work that will open our streets and help people across the country get where they need to go safely and efficiently.
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 additional 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.
The projects are:
- Bus priority improvements on East Coast Road and Raleigh Road on Auckland’s North Shore.
- Nine kilometres of bus priority improvements and bus shelter enhancements to support routes feeding into the North West busway being delivered by Waka Kotahi.
- Manurewa area walking, cycling, and accessibility improvements around Manurewa schools and creating better connections to the Manurewa and Homai train stations.
- Walking and cycling improvements to better link Māngere Central School, St Mary MacKillop School, Viscount Primary School and Māngere College and Māngere workplaces with people’s homes.
- A variety of cycling improvements across Auckland:
- adding a missing link in the south western cycleway at Hendry Ave, beside State Highway 20
- completing the Karangahape neighbourhood cycling network by adding links to the new City Rail Link station on Mercury Lane and Beresford Square
- adding a priority route for people on bikes between the new Ngā Hau Māngere Bridge, connecting to the existing cycling facility on Bader Drive and the cycle facility on SH20.
Transport choices programmes in Auckland
Manurewa and Māngere Transport Choices
Manurewa area walking, cycling, and accessibility improvements around Manurewa schools.