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Source: Auckland Council

Planning a walking or cycling commute has become easier with the launch of a new journey planner function within the AT Mobile app.

With more people looking for different ways to travel, the new journey planner function will provide route information for people choosing to travel by foot or bike.

The function is easy to use alongside current AT Mobile journey planner for public transport. By selecting a start and end point, the planner will pick the most cycle/walk friendly route.

The routing also prioritises safe cycling, using cycling infrastructure and quiet routes wherever possible, and displays this information on a map with some areas in te reo.

AT’s Sustainable Mobility Manager, Cliff Wilton says “It’s great to see walking and cycling options included in the app alongside public transport, making it easier for people see the range of choices available to them as they move around Auckland.”

“We hope the tool will encourage more people to walk for part of their journey, or consider cycling for more trips, especially those who rediscovered their bikes during lockdown.

Future development plans include integrating cycling with public transport, for example getting journey planning information for those wanting to ride a bike to a station and continue by bus or train. 

During August, 278,000 cycle trips were recorded – a 23.6 per cent increase compared to August 2019.

For more information visit the Auckland Transport website.