This is the 3rd episode in a five part documentary confronting common myths about transport in Auckland. The myth that sustainable transport is “uneconomic” is debunked. The economic cost of Auckland’s car dependence is revealed; the flaws in Government analyses of transport projects are analysed; and the lengths to which the roading lobby will go, in order to manipulate decision makers, is exposed
Episode 2 looks at the claim that Auckland is “too spread out” for sustainable transportation to work. The myth that Auckland is more dispersed than comparable cities is debunked; world-renowned transport and sustainable city guru, Professor Peter Newman, explains how Perth – a less dense city than Auckland – has built a successful and popular rail system; and the extent to which Finance Minister Michael Cullen has been captured by roading lobbyists is revealed.
Auckland’s transport problems: this episode features interviews with Professor Peter Newman, Dr. Paul Mees and Jan Gehl. It reveals that Auckland is one of the most car dependent cities in the world – the result of 50 years of prioritising motorway construction over sustainable alternatives