11: Teenagers in the City
What if teenagers had more independence and freedom in this city?
This to me, is one of the more important social changes we can expect for Auckland life from current and future changes to our public transport network in Auckland. The reliance on driving or being driven for kids growing up in our auto-dependent suburbs (and for many I’m sure, a feeling of social isolation) makes them far less independent and mobile than growing up in the transit-rich cities of Europe and Asia for example. Of course, any changes in this area can also improve the lives of driving parents as much as their children!