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Transport lies at the heart of so many other issues; climate change, urban planning, rural economies and food production to mention a few. A Green approach to transport focuses on restoring a heart to our towns and cities and connecting local communities.
We need to start adapting the success stories from around the world to New Zealand. Smart cities and towns in Europe and South America prosper because they have good public transport and quality walking and cycling facilities, along with lower rates of accidents and injuries compared to New Zealand. Rail and coastal shipping also offer greater energy efficiency and safety than road freight.
We are currently working to improve transport in Auckland with a particular focus on the City Rail Link.
To find out more about our local transport plans see Auckland and Wellington. For more detail, read our full transport policy.
Recent news about Transport
Official figures belie John Key's claim that the National Government is investing in public transport in parallel with its multi-billion dollar highway projects, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. More
Julie Anne Genter speaks on the Customs and Excise (Budget Measures - Motor Spirits) Amendment Bill - First Reading - Part 5 More
Julie Anne Genter speaks on the Customs and Excise (Budget Measures - Motor Spirits) Amendment Bill - Committee Stage - Part 1 (4) More
Julie Anne Genter speaks on the Customs and Excise (Budget Measures - Motor Spirits) Amendment Bill - Second Reading More
The Green Party is urging the Government to invest revenue, raised by their increase in petrol tax, on public transport in light of evidence that car traffic volumes are decreasing. More
I am very pleased to have another opportunity to take a call on Part 1 of the Land Transport Management Amendment Bill, as there are so many different changes happening in Part 1 of this bill. More
I rise to speak on Part 1 of the Land Transport Management Amendment Bill, particularly right now on clause 9, which amends section 10 of the principle Act to allow the Government to borrow for the National Land Transport Fund. I would like to talk about my concerns about allowing the Government to borrow to pay for projects in the National Land Transport Fund. More
I will also speak to Supplementary Order Paper 235, brought to the Committee by Iain Lees-Galloway. I have to commend Mr Lees-Galloway for bringing this Supplementary Order Paper to the Committee. More
The Draft Unitary Plan needs input now from Aucklanders to make sure we achieve a smart, green Auckland. More
The Government has not listened to economists or public transport specialists. It has listened to the bus companies, which, naturally, want to maximise their profits by avoiding competition. So what we have seen is a model tailored to their needs and to their desire to maximise profit. More
The Christchurch City Council should be congratulated for listening to the people of Christchurch, and investing in smart, active transport, the Green Party said today. More
The government has plenty of money to help fund smart transport projects like Auckland's City Rail Link without the Council needing to impose new taxes, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. More
The Green Party are proud to be standing alongside Auckland Council, businesses, workers and residents in support of their transport needs. More
Does he have a plan to fund the Auckland City rail link in the upcoming Budget given that public backing for the rail project is more than twice as strong as the Government's proposed new motorway north from Puhoi? More
The Green Party has today launched a major campaign to get the Auckland City Rail Link built and is accusing the Government of standing in the way of transforming Auckland into a modern vibrant city. More