Update - December 2018

This year we asked for feedback on ideas and options for the future transport network in Auckland's southern growth areas. We talked to the community, Manawhenua, transport stakeholders and local boards. We held public open days, meetings and hui, and received both written and verbal feedback. Information about the options for the South that we consulted on in 2018 can be viewed on the Publications(external link) page. 

We have valued your involvement and thank you for providing your thoughts. The general themes that emerged were:

  • An overall recognition that transport planning is needed now in advance of future urban growth
  • There was strong support for public transport to be at the heart of future improvements, provided it has fast, frequent services
  • Most people supported upgrades to the passenger rail network, including express services, electrification, additional track(s) and additional rail stations. There is interest in a supporting Rapid Transit Network (RTN) if it connects to other key destinations and works in well with the rail network
  • People are concerned about safety, and would like more Park and Ride facilities and walking and cycling connections to public transport stations
  • There was support for the programme’s aim of futureproofing a range of strategic road and highway upgrades, but many people also suggested prioritising public transport and rail improvements, including dedicated lanes for public transport and walking and cycling
  • Many people would like priority given in the short term to existing congestion and safety issues.

If you would like more detail, a summary of feedback is available here [PDF, 632 KB]

What happens next?

We’re using this feedback alongside other data to help shape a draft transport network. This will go to the boards of Auckland Transport and NZ Transport Agency for approval in mid 2019. Have a look at this Next Steps timeline [PDF, 54 KB] for more information.  

 

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