This is our 2016 policy – our 2019 policy will be coming soon, building on these ideas and the progress in the last three years.
We must ensure that people are able to move around our community safely and efficiently. We support focusing on public transport, safe walk and cycle routes, and making existing roads safer for all users.
What we’ve done:
- Supported better public transport including double deckers on the Mt Eden Rd routes, successful advocacy for improved cross-town routes next year and for the first time a bus route linking Lynfield with Blockhouse Bay, Avondale and New Lynn.
- Lobbying for local park and ride facilities on Dominion Rd .
- Advanced the Puketapapa Greenways Network so that people have safe and pleasant routes to walk and cycle around the community.
- Strong advocacy for Rail to Roskill to be the next major regional project after the Central Rail Link as part of building a congestion free network.
- Championed the Mt Roskill Safe Routes project, connecting Mt Roskill campus to parks to the west and south to enable safe walking and cycling to school.
- Reviewed and improved pedestrian safety issues, particularly around known problem areas such as, on May Road and Mt Albert Rd at Three Kings.
Lobbied to Bring Back the Trams, in particular to Dominion Rd.
- Advocated for more local HOP card retail outlets to help public transport users to access cheaper fares and helped persuade Auckland Transport to increase the transition period for HOP Gold Card Registration by superannuitants from four to ten weeks.
- Review and refresh the Puketapapa Greenways Plan.
- Continue to pressure Auckland Transport to bring light rail to our key north-south arterials, in particular Dominion Road.
- Find a safe and cost-effective solution to connecting the SH20 cyclepath to Monte Cecilia Park.
- Work with sports clubs on transport plans that meet their needs and reduce pressure on parking at congested locations.
- Open up more pathways in our community to allow young people to move around without the need for a car, and support physical activity.
- Deliver the shared path cycleway route in Wesley to connect the SH20 regional route across Ernie Pinches Bridge and up Sandringham Rd Extn to Wesley Intermediate, the community centre, and the cross-town route through local parks.