Chapter 6 of the Draft Auckland Plan states the Auckland Council intends to develop energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies and action plans for adoption in 2012.
ESR strongly supports this and would welcome the opportunity of being involved in the process.
ESR considers that the following improvements are required to the Auckland Plan’s energy policies:
- It needs to be made much clearer that giving priority to the movement of people and freight rather than cars will mean that a lower priority will be given to the movement of cars, particularly single occupant cars. Among other things, achieving this will mean allocating more road space to buses, high occupancy vehicles, and cyclists.