Motivated by attention to questions surrounding future investment in transport, the New Zealand Ministry of Transport has recently conducted a future-focused project where the principal consideration is addressing uncertainty of future demand in the face of a changing society. The central question of this project was defined as: “How could or should our transport system evolve in order to support personal mobility in the future?” The project’s core element was a scenario planning exercise in which four plausible but divergent scenarios of possible futures were developed for the 2042 horizon.

The NZ Government is hosting a discussion on the Future of Transport.