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Response to NZCID report “Transport Solutions for a Growing City” released today

Generation Zero agrees with the NZCID that Auckland needs a rethink on transport and urban intensification but says that their motorway building binge is the wrong direction for the city. The group favours an approach that gives Aucklanders transport choices and one that encourages well planned intensification. Continue reading

Generation Zero responds to government electric vehicle policy announcement

Youth, transport, and climate change lobby group Generation Zero is greatly disappointed in the government's announcement of an electric vehicles policy which allows cars to use bus only lanes.     Continue reading

House Price Rise Shows Need To Pass Unitary Plan

With Auckland's median house price rising 9.3% to a record high $820,000 in March from February, youth group Generation Zero says it shows the need to increase housing supply by passing the Unitary Plan as soon as possible. Continue reading

Auckland Transport to take down Generation Zero posters

At a meeting today Auckland Transport told Generation Zero hundreds of posters the group has put up for their Better Buses campaign will be taken down. “We were told that our posters, which call for users to complain about the bus delays this time of year, had broken bylaws and would be taken down” says spokesperson Leroy Beckett Continue reading

Generation Zero statement on Unitary Plan

Today Generation Zero spokesperson Dr Sudhvir Singh will speak at the Auckland Council’s extraordinary governing body meeting on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. He will make the following comments. Continue reading

Light Rail proposal for Auckland worth discussing

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, support the innovation and ambition shown by Auckland Transport with their latest investigation into light rail for the central isthmus. Spokesperson, Dr Sudhvir Singh says ”it’s exciting to see this vision from Auckland Transport, who realise that Aucklanders are demanding a more comprehensive public transport network and better transport choices." Continue reading

Aucklanders united in favour of Skypath

Generation Zero is proud to announce that over 10,000 people have supported Skypath by submitting a resource consent submission through an online form created by Generation Zero. “The huge response we have seen in just a few days shows how strongly Aucklanders support Skypath” says Generation Zero spokesperson Dr Sudhvir Singh. “The overwhelming support for this project underlines its importance as an iconic attraction and key transport link.” Continue reading

New Zealand poor performer in global climate action ranking

New Zealand has received a poor rating for its efforts on climate change, ranked 43rd overall in the Climate Change Performance Index 2015 – an annual assessment of the world's largest CO2 emitters released this morning at the UN climate conference in Lima, Peru. Continue reading

Stopping unnecessary roading projects solution to transport funding shortfall

Today Auckland Council released the Funding Auckland’s Transport Future report which claims Aucklanders need to choose higher rates, petrol taxes or tolls to pay for future transport projects, when the real issue is the prioritisation of unnecessary low value roading projects. Continue reading

Press Release: Disappointment with early start to Holiday Highway while public transport projects delayed

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is disappointed by the Prime Minister's announcement today that the Puhoi-Warkworth Highway would start construction in 2016. The highway is over 18 kilometres long, and latest estimates put the cost at over $760 million. Continue reading