Auckland’s need for climate-friendly commuting has reached a crunch point, Newsroom reveals. As well as having one of the highest levels of congestion in the Asia Pacific region, sprawl means Aucklanders also face longer commutes. Auckland Transport is right to move as quickly as possible to repurpose arterial roads to create room for more sustainable, efficient modes. This is a system-wide problem: it requires system-wide thinking, consultation and debate.