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The Transport Agency has developed a plan to deliver on social, environmental and economic outcomes by growing the share of travel by public transport, walking and cycling (also known as mode shift).

For urban areas to thrive people need to be able to move around easily and have a range of choices about how they get to work, connect with family and friends and access services. We need to build a modern transport system with a mix of reliable transport options that help keep people and products safely moving.

The Transport Agency’s plan – Keeping cities moving – looks to do this through three main ways: shaping urban form, making shared and active modes more attractive, and influencing travel demand and transport choices.

The plan outlines 35 interventions that seek to increase the pace of change in cities and ensure that investment is targeted to help provide more transport choice and ultimately reduce car dependency.

Keeping cities moving – a plan for mode shift [PDF, 4.7 MB]

In addition to the Transport Agency’s plan, there are plans for place-based changes in the six high-growth urban areas with the highest potential to achieve mode shift: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) has finalised the Auckland mode shift plan ‘Better Travel Choices’.

Better Travel Choices(external link)

Watch our ‘Systems thinking’ video to see how land use planning, transport planning and urban design work together to create cities that are easy to move around and great places to be.