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Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Friday, August 31, 2018 - 14:33

The Green Party has welcomed the record level of investment for Wellington in clean, green transport choices like walking, cycling, new trains, and faster public transport.

Wellington based Green Party MP Gareth Hughes, said today:

“Wellington locals love cycling and walking in and around our city. That’s why I am stoked that this Government has announced funding for a separated pathway connecting the city and the Hutt Valley as part of the transport package.

Chlöe Swarbrick MP on Friday, August 31, 2018 - 14:28

The Green Party have welcomed the record level of investment for Auckland in clean, green transport choices like walking, cycling, new trains, and faster public transport.

Green list MP Chlöe Swarbrick said today:

“Like many Aucklanders I rely on public transport to get around our city. I am stoked that our Government has committed to delivering high quality, efficient, future-proofed public transport across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Eugenie Sage MP on Friday, August 31, 2018 - 14:22

The Green Party has welcomed greater investment for Canterbury in clean, green transport choices like walking, cycling, and public transport.

“It is fantastic to see over $200 million earmarked for the Canterbury region for more investment in public transport, walking and cycling; and $127 million being put into buses and improving the public transport network,” Christchurch based Green MP, Eugenie Sage said today.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Friday, August 31, 2018 - 13:49

The Green Party is celebrating today’s $16.9 billion transport announcement which delivers a record breaking level of investment in sustainable, green transport.

“For the last ten years, modern public transport, walking and cycling and road safety have taken a back seat to costly motorway projects,” said Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson.

“Today, with the Greens in Government, we’re seeing the largest ever investment in sustainable transport, with $4.2 billion to be invested across public transport, metro rail, and walking and cycling.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 14:33

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement as the start of a new era of investment in sustainable transport in our towns and cities.
 
The Government released the final Government Policy Statement on land transport funding today. It allocates up to $1.1 billion for new walking and cycling projects, up to $4.8 billion for rapid transit, and up to $8 billion for public transport over the next decade.
 

James Shaw MP on Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:47

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement.

“Investment in high-quality public transport is critical to the transition to a smart, green economy. That’s why the Greens prioritised light rail and public transport investment so highly in our confidence and supply agreement,” said Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:06

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:49

The next government needs to commit to a goal of zero harm on our roads to address the rapidly rising numbers of people being killed on them, the Green Party said today.

There have been 282 road deaths this year, 38 more than this time last year. Road deaths have been trending upwards since 2013 when a total of 253 people were killed for the full year. Road deaths in heavy vehicle crashes have also spiked upwards to levels not seen since 2007.

James Shaw MP on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:18

Judith Collins should release a new report, that had been due to come out this week, showing what the Government knew about the vulnerability of the fuel pipeline into Auckland, the Green Party said today.

RNZ reported this morning that a Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment report highlighting the fuel pipeline’s vulnerability was due out this week, but has not been published because of the rupture. Collins said she hadn’t seen the draft report.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:37

Decades of underinvestment in Auckland’s public transport and minimal uptake of electric vehicles under National are being highlighted by the looming petrol shortage, the Green Party said today.

“If more Aucklanders had access to reliable trains, buses, safe cycle routes or an electric car, this temporary disruption to petrol supplies wouldn’t be such a big deal for commuters,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.