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Transporting us to a cooler future
Wednesday September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Register for this event through the Auckland Climate Festival website.
It is 2050 and Auckland’s population is around 2.5 million people. A rapid and complete transformation of the transport and land-use planning system means the way people, goods and services move around Auckland today is very different from how it was done 27 years ago.
We do not need to use our cars as much because there are alternative ways to get around. These are easy and affordable, so we walk, cycle and take public transport more.
When we do need to use a vehicle, they are cleaner and more fuel efficient than what we had in 2023 and they are powered by renewable electricity.
We travel together with other people more often to reduce the number of individual vehicle trips taken.
Some trips are shorter than they were 27 years ago, and there are now more options for people to work online.
We have safer streets that promote independent travel for all ages and abilities and there are better health outcomes through increased levels of physical activity, improved air quality and reduced noise pollution.
At this Auckland Conversations we will explore the cooler transport future for Auckland: Why we have ended up with the transport system of today, what can be done to enable a cooler transport system for the future, and importantly how to make the changes needed to get us there.
Tiffany Robinson Senior Transport Planner, ARUP New Zealand.
Tim Adriaansen Senior Transport Advisor, Auckland Council.
Frith Walker Head of Placemaking, Eke Panuku.
Dr Timothy Welch Co-Director, Future Cities Research Hub.
Dean Kimpton Chief Executive, Auckland Transport.
Arriving by bike? Roll right up to the gate for free VIP parking.
Enjoy free secure bike parking, so that you can enjoy the event worry-free. Thank you for easing congestion, reducing emissions and freeing up space in our city! Bike Auckland will be there to help register your bike to 529 Garage, an anti-theft and bike recovery database.
Doors open 5pm