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More money for cycleways

Posted at 10:00am Monday 05 Apr, 2021

A combined Government and Auckland Council announcement this month pledged to allocate $1.5 billion to local boards for walking and cycling initiatives over the next ten years. T

he money was detailed in the Auckland Transport Alignment Package (ATAP) 2021-2031.

The amount was $600 million more than indicated in the previous ATAP. Transport Minister Michael Wood said the updated package continued work to “unlock” Auckland and deliver better environmental outcomes.

“For the first time we're turning around transport emissions rising in Auckland,” he said. “Alongside our recently announced policies to reduce transport emissions, ATAP could help prevent up to 3.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions in Auckland over the next decade.

This is a good first step, but we know we have to do more.”

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