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.
Jodi Johnston, Convenor and Treasurer
Jodi has lived in Auckland all his life and has had a keen interest on transport issues going back to his teenage years. He joined the CBT in 2008, was first elected to an executive role in 2011 and was elected Convenor in 2018, having previously been elected Treasurer. In his professional life, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
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.
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