We know we are running out of time to address the climate crisis, and our Future of Transport Plan goes a long way to ensuring that we're doing our bit in New Zealand to keep our climate stable.
Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make healthier, vibrant communities a reality while tackling the climate crisis and rebuilding the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.
By making smart decisions now, we can deliver truly fast, frequent, low-carbon transport alternatives that put our communities on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.
With our Future of Transport Plan, we will get around better, pollute less, and create better jobs for our communities.
Our Future of Transport plan would set Aotearoa up for the future by:
Investing in large scale rapid rail to reboot the regions between major cities
Accelerating transformational public transport networks within our major cities, including busways, light rail, and rail
Setting up a $1.5 billion Cycle Superhighway fund to provide safe, separated cycleways, with the capacity to be used by thousands of people each day
Introducing a target date for only zero emission light vehicles to be able to be imported to Aotearoa, and linking this to the date set by the UK, likely to be 2030
Incentivise heavy freight to transition to zero emissions vehicles and be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2050
Setting up a nationwide Go Anywhere transport pass that works on all public transport, and provides access to electric car share, e-bike subscriptions and e-scooters in the main cities across the country
Reducing the cost of public transport by making it free for people over 65, under 18 and community services holders, by reducing the cost by 50% for students, and by setting up weekly payment limits - so no one pays for more than eight rides a week.