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Transport Management Association

The Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association (TMA) has been established to promote alternatives to car travel and improve accessibility around the Wynyard Quarter.

The TMA is an independent organisation providing a forum for local businesses and neighbourhood associations to work together to reduce single-occupancy private vehicle trips and promote more sustainable travel options.

The TMA’s objectives are to:

  • Promote travel management initiatives that encourage alternatives to car travel to improve accessibility into and around the area.
  • Work with businesses, residents and landowners to promote and develop transport and travel initiatives.
  • Minimise growth in private vehicle trips to the Wynyard Quarter.
  • Achieve a goal of 70% of travel into and around the Quarter being made by public transport, walking, cycling, or as a passenger.

Wynyard Quarter Transport Management Association

The Wynyard Quarter TMA represents the key participants in the development of the Wynyard Quarter.

Auckland Transport (AT) is leading the establishment of the TMA through a steering group of representatives from AT, Waterfront Auckland, Auckland Council, Viaduct Harbour Holdings Ltd and the NZ Transport Agency.

The TMA is currently in an establishment phase, but in future it may be run by a business or residents’ association or a hybrid organisation from within the Wynyard Quarter community.

The role of the TMA is being established to promote travel management initiatives that encourage alternatives to car travel to improve accessibility into and around the area. As development continues and with more people coming to work and to live in the Wynyard Quarter there is a unique opportunity to make the area a pedestrian and cycle friendly, low-emission zone by encouraging public transport, walking, cycling, and carpooling.

The TMA has started on a series of communication and engagement activities with key stakeholders in the Wynyard Quarter. This will be followed by a more-detailed programme of engagement and research into existing travel patterns and use of workplace travel management plans. We will also be regularly communicating TMA news and announcements through our member websites.


Encouraging travel change at the Quarter

Bus in Wynyard Quarter

The TMA has set a challenging goal of achieving a “70:30 modal split”.

This means 70% of peak hour travel into and around the Wynyard Quarter being made by public transport, walking, cycling, and carpooling, with a maximum of 30%t being by car. In particular, single occupancy – or driver-only – vehicle travel into the area is discouraged.

Preliminary traffic movement observations indicate that car travel into the area is around 60% of traffic. Achieving the 70:30 goal will have a major impact in helping make Wynyard Quarter a pedestrian-friendly, low-emission zone complementing the high-quality urban design and buildings.

It is critical that activities established early in the Wynyard Quarter’s development phase encourage people to subscribe to a new approach to travel for the entire Quarter. This will allow its full development potential to be realised as more people begin to work, live and socialise in the area.

The 70% non-car target is the key plank in the Wynyard Quarter Transport Plan, the over-arching document that will enable not only the desired transport outcomes for the area which will also enable the Wynyard Quarter to maximise the opportunity of a pedestrian and cycling friendly environment where vehicle traffic is kept to a minimum.

The benefits of a 70:30 mode split

The major benefits of successfully implementing the 70:30 mode split by minimising the number of cars in the area will be:

  • Improving the visitor and commuting experience.
  • Better accessibility for business and related travel in the area.
  • Lessening of the impact of vehicle traffic on Fanshawe St and the wider city network.
  • Bringing health benefits from using active travel modes.
  • Improved safety with the likelihood of fewer crashes due to lower volumes of vehicles, and
  • Minimising environmental impacts including visual, air and noise pollution.

The effects of a successful change in travel habits at Wynyard Quarter will enhance its accessibility and play an important part in ensuring the economic and business potential of the area.


More about the TMA

The TMA was established to help promote easier accessibility into the area, providing travel choices to encourage business and commercial development enabling the area to fulfil its economic potential. Providing alternative travel options to minimise sole occupancy car travel into and around Wynyard Quarter will help create a more pleasant residential and entertainment setting, with significant environmental and sustainability benefits.

The TMA is a recommendation of an Environment Court consent order which states that one of the methods to maintain or enhance the safety and capacity of the internal and wider transport network is the establishment of a Transport Management Association and the implementation of the Wynyard Quarter Transport Plan.

The Wynyard Quarter Transport Plan covers the whole of the Wynyard Quarter area from Westhaven Drive by Z Pier and Fanshawe St through to Halsey St and north to Wynyard and North wharves.

The rules for the area include restrictions on the amount of parking that can be provided, limits on office space and vehicle movement ceiling targets for peak time travel. The TMA and the Transport Plan will provide a framework to assist in reducing the proportion of single occupancy private vehicle trips and to promote and facilitate more sustainable trip making.

It is critical that activities established early in the development phase of the area encourage people to adopt travel management initiatives to assist the full development potential of the area and the public wish for the Wynyard Quarter to be an open space, pedestrian and cycling friendly environment where vehicle traffic is kept to a minimum to be realised.

Goals

The major goal of the TMA is to promote transport choices that provide good access to minimise growth in private vehicle trips into and out of the Wynyard Quarter. It will do this by promoting a 70:30 transport mode split target which means 70% of peak hour travel into and around the Wynyard Quarter being made by public transport, walking, cycling and car pooling with 30% being by car.

The TMA will be working with businesses and others in the Wynyard Quarter to promote and develop transport and travel initiatives such as workplace travel plans, carpool schemes, awareness raising campaigns and personalised journey planning.

The main activity of the TMA is the promotion of the 70:30 modal split initiative and to promote travel demand management initiatives, which are key features of the Wynyard Quarter Transport Plan. The TMA can also identify where transport services such as public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure may be required.

It is important to begin promoting the alternative travel modes before major redevelopment in the area is completed. This will help change existing travel mode behaviour before it becomes a habit, which will contribute to the full development potential of the Quarter being realised. It's also the public wish for Wynyard Quarter to be an open space, pedestrian and cycling friendly environment where vehicle traffic is kept to a minimum.

Key outcomes

The aspiration of the Transport Plan is to achieve the 70:30 modal split, where single occupancy private vehicle trips represent no more than 30% of all trips. The benefits will include:

  • Improving the visitor and commuting experience.
  • Better accessibility for other business related travel in and around the area.
  • Lessening the impact of vehicular traffic on Fanshawe Street and the wider city network.
  • Improved safety with the likelihood of fewer crashes due to lower volumes of vehicles.
  • Health benefits from using active travel modes, and
  • Minimising environmental impacts including visual, air and noise pollution.

Encouraging public transport, walking, cycling and carpooling to the area

The TMA aims to encourage public transport, walking, cycling and carpooling to the area by encouraging employers to develop travel plans for their workplace.

We will also be developing awareness raising campaigns such as, for example, promotions encouraging public transport, carpooling and a ‘bike to work day’ event and cycle training sessions

Public transport facilities are also being expanded. For example, the City Link bus now includes a circuit of Daldy and Beaumont streets every 8 minutes from Monday to Saturday and connects to services across the region. The #10 service provides an hourly weekday service between Onehunga and Wynyard Quarter via Pt Chevalier, with a 30 minute frequency during peak times. Bike racks are provided and pedestrian and cycling facilities are being upgraded and are a major feature of the Halsey and Daldy streets upgrade to encourage these types of travel.

As the area is further developed there will be other initiatives to improve public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure, facilities and services in the area. All new development is being encouraged to provide facilities for those walking and cycling (e.g. cycle storage, showers, changing space) and other initiatives can be implemented by employers.

In addition to measures in the District Plan (including parking restrictions, limits on office space and peak time vehicle movement ceiling targets), there are a range of initiatives including:

  • Improving pedestrian, cycling and public transport facilities and services.
  • Encouraging business owners to provide facilities such as bike racks, showers, changing areas, promote carpooling etc.
  • Restricting the number of road side parking spaces.
  • Graduating the parking tariff the longer the car park stay, and
  • Reducing the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h.

At the moment in this establishment phase only landowners, council organisations and the NZ Transport Agency make up the TMA, but we want to include others to broaden the membership as the association evolves.

The TMA will be an independent organisation providing a forum for local businesses and neighbourhood associations to work together to reduce single occupant vehicle (“SOV”) trips and promote more sustainable trip making.

We anticipate that representatives from the Wynyard Quarter community ranging from corporate tenants, the marine industrial and fishing sectors to individual apartment owners and residents will become part of the association once it is established.

The TMA will become a reference point for everyone in the Wynyard Quarter community to engage with on transport efficiency issues in the area.

Some of these changes have occurred already, such as the graduated parking tariffs, and others will follow shortly.

Work is being undertaken on the Halsey and Daldy streets upgrade. For more information, please check out the Wynyard Quarter project page or the Halsey and Daldy Street updates on Waterfront Auckland's website.

Residents who park on the roadside all day and overnight didn't present much of a problem when the area was just being developed. But now we are entering a new phase of development and the Wynyard Quarter population is going to increase significantly, particularly with the ASB Head Office having opened and the Halsey and Daldy streets development.

To allow increasing car travel into the area and long-term street parking for workers would result in significant traffic congestion. It also jeopardises the public desire for the Wynyard Quarter to be a pedestrian friendly, low-emission desirable place to live, work and play. If nothing is done, workers and residents will be severely impacted by the extra traffic on their doorstep.

Although it has been well signalled since the Wynyard Quarter plan was first devised that the area would be a pedestrian-friendly, minimum vehicle environment, it is important to reinforce this key planning principle as the Quarter is developed.

The Waterfront Auckland website is a good place to keep up-to-date with developments in the Quarter.

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