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Finish this sentence: “I would use my car less if…”

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As our largest source of emissions, transport is a key area of focus for Auckland. Improving our transport system also presents opportunities to improve equity, health and quality of life outcomes for Aucklanders too.

We’re looking for your ideas on how we can overcome barriers related to active (walking and cycling) and public transport uptake.

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If you are struggling to answer the question 'I would use my car less if...' then what you need to do is look up into the sky and think about your life and your expectations. Driving your non-electric or not hybrid car constantly is impacting on the planet, the world, the environment, and people. Its just a luxury, and one we can't collectively afford, anymore. The fact is you would drive your car less if: - you could possibly image letting go of the absolute unprecedented luxury it...

Climate Primate
by Climate Primate
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Climate Primate

I would use my car less ... (note: Climate Primate doesn't use a car to commute) ... but I guess this would e a true answer for many : if I got fined if I used it or a regulatory system made it socially unacceptable under certain circumstances, like with one person in it, for example.  Get the fares right. Get the services better. Do more to disincentivise car use. Make cars harder (e.g. single lane only open on motorway between 5 and 9 AM, open up two lanes of harbour bridge to bikes...

Climate Primate
by Climate Primate
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Climate Primate
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Make riding buses and trains free for those who travel within the same zone, or for those traveling to the next train station

Doaa Bayoumy
by Doaa Bayoumy
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I recently read an article about how VR technology is enabling more and more work to be done in virtual space. If I could see a lifelike projection of my colleagues, and interact them in a virtual workspace, with unlimited "desktop" and gesture based control, I wouldn't need to travel anywhere, except for the odd occasion where I wanted the personal, face to face flavour of interaction....

Hamish Lindop
by Hamish Lindop
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Hamish Lindop

I use car sharing (Cityhop), but we have to return the car to the same spot where we got it. If we could return the car everywhere (such as in Germany), then car sharing could be used for commuting instead of just occasional outings or running errands.

Barbara Ribeiro
by Barbara Ribeiro
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Barbara Ribeiro

Create more shade to encourage me walk

Doaa Bayoumy
by Doaa Bayoumy
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Doaa Bayoumy

A barrier to using public transport is the poor last mile.  For example, your home is too far from a bus stop, or bus and train timetables don't line up for you, no bike parking at your local station etc. If we can make the last mile easy, more people will get on trains and buses.  The trains are great now, clean, frequent and efficient.  Getting to the station not so much

Richard Neate
by Richard Neate
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Richard Neate

1. Have buses that there first stop is say Panmure and other that stop at all stops. 2. More trains that go through Newmarket 3. Better services on the weekend to encourage people not to drive on weekends, weekend traffic is often far worse than weekday traffic!

Suzanne Joynt
by Suzanne Joynt
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Suzanne Joynt
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Attach travel planners to local community organisations with the goal of a travel plan for every household and organisation. I understand there is travel planning offered through AT and some programmes delivered by SBN, but we need to upscale this enabling approach to everyone to make active transport a reality. Maybe AT / SBN/ Gen Zero/ Bike Akld  could provide a Train the Trainer approach? How could these people  bring this joined up thinking to problem solving/ removing barriers and apply...

Janet Cole
by Janet Cole
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Janet Cole

AT should sponsor an app that encourages car-sharing.  This could be done primarily through businesses located in the same area to get momentum.

Charles Widdicombe
by Charles Widdicombe
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