We believe the ability to have easy, efficient and sustainable journeys to connect with people is crucial to building a city of true belonging. Our mobility vision for our master-planned communities is a fully integrated, seamless transport strategy that connects micro-mobility with mass transit - implemented in the earliest stages of development rather than retrofitting years later.
This is why MADE has ignited a movement of national and international mobility leaders such as Beam Mobility, Big Street Bikers, EasyMile Autonomous Technologies, Mercury Energy alongside Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi (NZTA) and Transdev to implement an integrated, low-carbon, multi-option transport network that connects seamlessly with public transport - the first of its kind in New Zealand.
The strategy is crafted with adherence to MADE’s pillars for better communities, in close alignment with our national commitment to reduce carbon emissions - focussing on providing multiple accessible, safe and affordable options of mobility beyond the car.
Auranga’s master-planned ‘campus’ urban design which includes flat, interconnected and safe roading has allowed for an ITS to thrive. Initial phases of approach and implementaion include options such as e-mobility scooters and bikes, locky-dock systems, shared e-vehicles, the early establishment of a growing bus route, to feasibility for autonomous driverless EV shuttles and the incoming Drury West Train Station which connects to Auckland CBD.
A better way to move
Our model is also replicable and we encourage other developers to take any learnings from our approach that would serve to benefit new communities from the early stages of design and implementation. We are excited to be currently working with local authorities and mobility partners in the Waikato to explore a similar approach for our next community - EDIN Rotokauri – to co-author an integrated transport system unique to the region’s needs and opportunities.
'Auranga Connect' goes live!
With the support of Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency), Auranga is a major recipient of the inaugural 'Hoe ki angitū – Innovation Fund' to bring to life the community activitation component of the Integrated Transport Strategy.
'Auranga Connect' is tailored-made community activation programme to encourage local residents to explore and use micromobility and public transport through easily accessible, affordable and integrated platforms. The programme was launched in March 2023 and will run as a 3-month trial in collaboration with Waka Kotahi, Auckland Transport, Beam, Big Street Bikers and Pollock Consulting.