Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee on 18 August adopted the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway, to give effect to the required 64% reduction in transport emissions in Auckland’s Climate Plan, Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri.
Transport in Auckland accounts for more than 40 per cent of our region’s overall emissions. As well as reducing carbon emissions, the Pathway will make it easier and cheaper to get around the city for everyone. It is a strategic document that will be used to guide planners and decision makers across the council group during the development of future transport plans, helping to ensure they meet the objectives outlined in Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri.
It sets out 11 areas for transformation that will see Auckland achieve its 64 per cent reduction in emissions over the next eight years. These are:
- Supercharging walking and cycling
- Using public transport much more
- Prioritising and resourcing sustainable transport
- Reducing travel where possible and appropriate
- Making neighbourhoods safer, with less traffic
- Putting things closer to where people live
- Electrifying private vehicles
- Enabling new transport options
- Making buses, trains and ferries low-emissions
- Making freight and services cleaner and more efficient
- Helping Aucklanders make sustainable transport choices
See a summary of the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway here.
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