Better ways to move around the city
Around 50% of the city’s carbon emissions come from the way we travel, with petrol and diesel road vehicles making up about a third of the city’s emissions.
Changing the way we get around the city is critical to achieving a net zero carbon future.
City design and planning, or what we call urban form, also play an important part in this change because living close to transport, shops, school, and work makes active and public transport more attractive due to shorter travel distances.
Changing how we move around the city will require support from central government, the Council and Wellingtonians.
What we're doing to support transport change
Our transport network impacts how the city moves. We're supporting this change through large projects and other initiatives.
Let’s Get Wellington Moving
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
By investing in rapid transit and improving public and active transport, such as walking and cycling, LGWM will provide the infrastructure for low emission transport.
Consultations around options for mass transit and state highway improvements are in late 2021. For more information, visit Let's Get Wellington Moving.