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Transport is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in Tāmaki Makaurau. Reaching our goal of halving emissions by 2030 requires a transformation in the way we move around our city.
Auckland Transport Mobile app
AT Mobile helps you plan and track journeys across AT Metro's bus, train and ferry services, by bike or on foot.
Auckland Transport Journey Planner
The AT journey planner helps you plan travel on Auckland's bus, train and ferry services. You can also find timetables and fare information.
FutureFit: Discover your impact
Join the movement of individuals harnessing the collective force of individual action. Discover your carbon footprint with FutureFit, then choose actions and goals tailored to you. Track your progress, share with others and celebrate your success.
Use your car less
Start saving money and see some quick health benefits by using your car less – even one day less makes a big impact. By switching to public transport, carpooling, cycling or walking you can reduce your carbon footprint in a big way.
Not sure what your best public transport options are? Bus, ferry or train, the Auckland Transport Mobile app and Journey Planner make it easy to plan your trip, or Google Maps has a public transport map too. By switching to public transport just one day per week you could save as much as $590 every year.
Take this action and you could save 140 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like burning 57 litres of petrol.
Auckland has a growing network of great cycleways. Bike Auckland have plenty of resources to get your wheels spinning if you’re new to it or haven’t been on a bike for a while, and Auckland Transport hold regular drop-in sessions on bike skills and maintenance. You could save over $800 by switching to two wheels!
Take this action and you could save 237 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like running the gas BBQ for two and a half days.
If you don’t know who to travel to work or school with – there’s an app for that! Register at Smart Travel or download the app and find a match. Carpooling just once per week could save you 20% or more on petrol and parking costs.
Take this action and you could save 237 kg CO2e emissions per year - that's like driving from Auckland to Timaru in a medium size petrol car.
Not only are you saving money and living lightly, you’re also going to get some fresh air and exercise – it’s a win-win! Think trips like popping out to pick up milk, getting dinner or going to the gym – choose one trip a week and work up from there. Make this a habit and you'll save over $100 annually.
Take this action and you could save 60 kg CO2e emissions per year - that's like burning 28 kg of coal.
The electric vehicle movement is growing fast in New Zealand, and once you’ve tried one you can see why! Low maintenance, no fuel costs, and a quiet ride. If you’re not sure about the whole idea of an ‘EV’, many of the big sellers such as Nissan, Hyundai and Tesla will take you for a test drive first to see if it will work for your lifestyle. If you would normally make these trips in a petrol engine car, you could save as much as $13,000 per year!
Take this action and you could save 1065 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like running 408 compact florescent light bulbs for 45 days non-stop.
If you do need to drive, make sure your car is in top condition. Check your tyre pressure regularly, make sure you have the right kind of oil, and keep that driving nice and smooth to save up to $500 a year.
Take this action and you could save 355 kg of CO2e per year - the equivalent embodied emissions from the production of 4,438 bananas.
Working from home gives people the opportunity to avoid travelling in peak hour traffic. It may not suit all jobs or employees, talk to your manager to see if it’s right for you. Find out more about working from home and flexible working here.
If you usually drive a petrol car to work, you could save over $890 a year by cutting down on your travel and working from home one day a week.
Take this action and you could save 237 of CO2e emissions per year – driving from Auckland to Wellington in a medium sized petrol engine car 1.73 times.
Reduce the impact of your flights
While air travel is an easy way to get around the country, and the only real way in and out, it’s also one of the biggest contributors to our carbon emissions. When you have to take a flight , offsetting your emissions is a good option, but where possible it’s even better to opt for an alternative.
We are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, so let’s make the most of it! Swap out an international holiday for a staycation in Auckland, or sneak a weekend away and see some of the amazing things wider Auckland and New Zealand has to offer.
Take this action and you could save 3242 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like driving from Auckland to Wellington 23 times in a medium size petrol car.
Chat to your manager about the possibility of using Skype more widely across your work, and become a champion for it within your workplace. Less travel means more time to spend with friends, family, or ticking things off that to-do list.
Take this action and you could save 286 kg of CO2e emissions - that's like burning 117 litres of petrol.
If you do need to fly, it’s a great idea to offset the emissions produced by the flight by sponsoring tree planting via a credible offset scheme. More and more airlines are offering this as an ‘extra’ at the checkout for only a few dollars, otherwise use the EnviroMark travel emissions calculator to work out exactly how many emissions your journey created, and offset them right there.
Depending on the length of flight, you'll offset anywhere between 250kg CO2e and 7028kg CO2e - that's huge!
Read Varun's story
"My physique has improved. I have more energy to play with my kids. I save $200 a month on petrol. "Varun