With a landscape in West Auckland of many smaller owner-operated businesses, the travel demand planning offered by Auckland Transport has not been previously available. Only businesses with over 100 employees were able to request support to develop a travel plan. This has meant that many West Auckland businesses have not benefited from this service.

Healthy Families Waitākere have been able to work with Auckland Transport to influence the criteria on behalf of West Auckland businesses. In response, Auckland Transport’s travel demand planning will now be available to businesses with under 100 employees through a pooling system, offering the West Auckland business community a chance to improve active transport services for employees in the region.