5050 – A fair share for Smart Transport
To create a zero carbon Aotearoa, we need to develop zero carbon infrastructure. Transport is New Zealand’s largest source of CO2 emissions (40%), and yet over the next decade – our Central Government plans to spend $14 billion on new highways, but only $0.5 billion on smart transport solutions.
Our 5050 campaign is calling for smart investment into our future. We’re calling for a move towards a 50-50 split between roads/highways, and smart transport solutions such as rail, buses and active transport like cycling and walking.
We’re calling for a smart transport system – one that is designed to integrate roads, rail, buses, cycling and walking to provide a more efficient and sustainable transport network that would:
- Drastically reduce our carbon emissions
- Provide greater personal choice and reduce congestion
- Less dependence on increasingly expensive foreign oil
- A healthier nation
- The development of smart zero carbon infrastructure
Climate change is the defining challenge of our generation. We need smart and innovative 21st century transport systems that create a smart and innovative zero carbon Aotearoa.
For more information and to get involved – check out the 5050 website.