Transport in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, is defined by various factors, among them the shape of the Auckland isthmus (with its large lengths of coastline and assorted chokepoints, and thus often long distances for land transport), the suburban character of much of the Auckland area, a history (since World War II) of focusing investment on roading projects rather than public transport and the high car-ownership ratio of New Zealanders.

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  • Transport in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, is defined by various factors, among them the shape of the Auckland isthmus (with its large lengths of coastline and assorted chokepoints, and thus often long distances for land transport), the suburban character of much of the Auckland area, a history (since World War II) of focusing investment on roading projects rather than public transport and the high car-ownership ratio of New Zealanders. These factors have resulted in a mostly motor vehicle-based transport system, which uses several major motorways as its main arteries (due to the geography of the isthmus, there are almost no ring routes). Public transport in Auckland had declined to very low levels during the second half of the 20th century, though it has seen a strong resurgence in the 2000s and major efforts are underway to increase use further, partly because congestion in the city is very substantial and authorities have agreed that further road projects alone will not be sufficient to combat it. Experts in urban planning and transport policy have also criticised how unfriendly the city is for pedestrians and cyclists, to a degree rarely seen in the First World. Auckland has New Zealand's largest commercial port (mostly used for international commerce) and the country's largest international airport. It also has the Southern Hemisphere's largest marina. (en)
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  • Transport in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, is defined by various factors, among them the shape of the Auckland isthmus (with its large lengths of coastline and assorted chokepoints, and thus often long distances for land transport), the suburban character of much of the Auckland area, a history (since World War II) of focusing investment on roading projects rather than public transport and the high car-ownership ratio of New Zealanders. (en)
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  • Transport in Auckland (en)
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