The Campaign for Better Transport is a politically independent, voluntary incorporated society which is committed to better transport alternatives for Auckland and New Zealand. It is run by a committee that meets on a monthly basis.
Cameron Pitches, Convenor
Cameron has been the Convenor of the Campaign for Better Transport since its inception in 2002. Prior to that, Cameron administered the website for a the predecessor Campaign for Public Transport organisation. Professionally, Cameron is a consultant software designer, specialising in Oracle and SQL Server databases, and custom desktop and website development.
Jodi Johnson, Treasurer
Jodi has lived in Auckland all his life, and has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Property majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law from the University of Auckland. He joined the Campaign for Better Transport in 2008, and is an eager contributor to the Campaign for Better Transport Forum.
Graeme is a founding member of the Campaign for Better Transport, and is also a member of Walk Auckland and Living Streets. Graeme is also a current local board member for Mt Albert.
Jennifer has various undergrad and postgrad qualifications from Auckland and Massey Universities in science, commerce and systems. Jennifer has held senior consultancy roles at KPMG and prior to that with Ernst Young. Currently Jennifer contracts to organisations to design and implement solutions for business improvement, generally with a focus on the interface between the business operations and supporting systems. Jennifer has done a lot of work in the local government sector, and currently works for Local Government Online developing and managing online interactive forms for local and territorial authorities.
Harriet is a writer & advocate at Greater Auckland. She has been involved in many campaigns such as the Congestion Free Network 2, Save Victoria Linear Park, Better Urban Planning through the Auckland Unitary Plan, as well a better access to Busway/Rail stations. Harriet supports better Urban Planning & a Multi-modal Transport Policy for Auckland
What’s the Problem?
Most Aucklanders agree that traffic congestion is a problem. Auckland has an extensive motorway network that has received hundreds of millions of dollars of funding in recent years. However, in spite of this traffic delays still occur, particularly at peak times when large numbers of single occupant vehicles take to the road. It seems obvious that a better solution is to invest in so called alternative transport options so that people aren’t forced to use their cars to get to work, education or leisure activities. It also follows that if more people use public transport, then there will be less traffic on the roads so that even those that don’t use public transport, such as the road freight industry, benefit. The same argument applies to enabling walking and cycling throughout Auckland.
Equitable funding for all (Auckland) transport modes
- A framework for funding that reduces fossil fuel dependency
- A funding system that does not favour roads
- Transparent decision making on transport issues