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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
Over the next couple of weeks we are running a survey on transport around schools and we would love your opinion. We all know improvements can be made but the people who know best are you, the ones who do it every day. More
Why is the Government holding up economic development in Auckland's CBD, according to Auckland City officials, by delaying the opening of the City Rail Link until 2025?
I am an MP for the Green Party because I love New Zealand. I want to protect our precious places for the long term, and I want our country to be a place where everyone has a fair go and is looked after when they need help. More
The first reading speech was given by my former colleague Sue Kedgley, who is now a regional councillor for Wellington, and my current colleague Gareth Hughes gave the second reading speech. As they made clear and I would like to reiterate, the Green Party is supporting this bill. More
The Green Party is challenging the Government to commit to funding Auckland's City Rail Link to start in 2016 rather than wait for two more election cycles.
The Green Party is challenging the Government to come up with some real solutions to make cycling safe.
You are invited to "Meet Your Greens" with Green MP Julie Anne Genter. We have organised a get-together in the Auckland Greens' office, and everyone is welcome to come along. More
The Government must release the findings of a Treasury study comparing the cost of procuring Transmission Gully through normal public funding with the cost of a Public-Private Partnership before any contract is signed, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. More
Gareth Hughes speaks on the First Reading of the Land Transport Amendment Bill on the importance of reducing blood-alcohol limits for drivers. More
The National Government's announcement that it plans to sign a contract with a consortium funded by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi will see Kiwi taxpayers paying the bank profits for quarter of a century, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today.
New data shows that families' spending on transport is skyrocketing, driven by the cost of petrol and cars, and National's transport priorities is making it worse, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. More
Does he stand by his statement that "I think climate change is something that has happened always, so to simply come up and say it's man-made is an interesting prospect"; and how does that view affect his decisions on transport investment? More
The Green Party supports the final recommendation made by Coroner Gordon Matenga for an inquiry into cycling safety.
National would be breaching good faith with New Zealand voters if it rushes through the sale of Air New Zealand before the referendum on asset sales, the Green Party said today.
Increasing congestion in our major cities shows that urgent investment is needed in public transport and the National Government's motorway programme has failed, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. More