The idea behind setting up aSmart Transport Network was to present an alternative to the Government’s transport budget. A budget that is chronically imbalanced in favour of new motorways. Smart transport deserves a fair share. So it’s time to start raising awareness of the current funding situation and put pressure on the government to give smart transport a fair go. It’s time to give Smart Transport a voice; to counter the powerful roading lobbyists. Investment in smart transport solutions will ensure a fast, efficient, economical and environmentally friendly transport system for future generations.
As a generic term, Smart Transport is just beginning to be heard in the public domain. The Smart Transport team is intent on expanding, bringing in a variety of new skill sets, and continuing to liaise with the MPs who sponsored the original Smart Transport conference.
The Smart Transport Network has recently teamed up with Generation Zero. This is the organisation that blew us all away with their audacious underwear stunt in Wellington in May, by exposing the budget’s lack of transport smarts – particularly for the generation who will have to pick up most of the tab.
Generation Zero have some new public awareness actions in development as part of their 50/50 Fair Share transport campaign – this time focused on Auckland – and they need our help.
Details are under wraps at this point, but it’s guaranteed to be newsworthy, law abiding, and involve a degree of theatre and spectacle. And it won’t come cheap. So it’s time to put our money where our mouths are and lend a hand.
Gen Zero’s Auckland actions need 2.5K to happen. But with a significant number of people fronting up with sayâ€¦ $50 a head, and the restâ€¦ perhaps a little less? Surely there aren’t many of us that can’t contribute anything? So please pop over to Give a Little, right now, to help support this creative and dedicated team and their work to get the big picture on smart transport front and centre in the media.
It is really impressive that Gen Zero have been able to bring such attention to smart transport with just one action, but even more so that they are determined to achieve the multiplier effect of quick follow ups in other regions. These next series of campaigns will be a good test of our capacity to pull together and literally, be a network.
All support received will make smart transport a real option for Kiwis.