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  • Align the flow of people, data and products.
  • Ensure transport hubs (such as airports) are easy to access. In particular flights are timely, transportation costs are cheap and most importantly they work together as part of an integrated network of trains, roads, buses and taxis.

 

2014 New Zealand Examples

Congestion Free Network, Auckland

An initiative of Generation Zero, the Campaign for Better Transport and transportblog.co.nz, the Congestion Free Network campaign proposes an alternative public transport plan for Auckland in response to the heavily motorway-dependent Integrated Transport Plan developed by Auckland Council.  The proposed Congestion Free Network is promoted as being cheaper, more effective at reducing travel times, better integrated into the social fabric of the city and achievable by 2030.  Generation Zero also runs a similar campaign in the capital, Fast Forward Wellington.

 

2014 International Examples

Boston, United States

The Massachusetts Bay Transport Company committed (US)$37.2 million to build four new stations along the rail line that connects the inner city with the poorer communities on the southern outskirts of the City. As a result these communities have been revitalised, attracting real estate investment and creating 1,300 jobs.

Metro Council, Oregon, United States

The Metro Council was established to help meet regional planning goals. It features representatives from throughout the region who come together to discuss issues and to ensure such things as transport run efficiently.

 

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