Transportation in NB currently has the second largest share of greenhouse gases, after energy production. In order to do its part for the environment in the transportation sector, and in order to reduce NB's dependence on the automobile and to greatly augment the share of sustainable transport in NB, a Green government would:
- Incentivize the use of public transportation in all spheres of society through economic policies that benefit users of public transportation and promote a combination of public transportation with bicycling and walking, including fully subsidizing publicly-owned municipal public transportation.
- Make our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists by introducing traffic-calming measures in inner-cities, a 1-meter-distance law for cyclists, as well as educating drivers by adding new measures to the NB driver's manual and test.
- Create a Green Infrastructure Fund aimed at helping municipalities create infrastructure that benefits pedestrian and cyclist traffic, such as protected cycle lanes or pedestrian plazas.
- Create a walking and cycling culture by introducing positive cycling education courses for all children in middle school, by encouraging walk-to-school and bike-to-school programs, and by creating a fund to provide children from families with lower income with helmets and bicycles.
- Promote cyclo-tourism and inter-city bicycle transport through creation of a cross-NB cycle and pedestrian track, similar to the Route-Verte in Québec, and by incentivizing transportation hubs to include large volumes of bicycle parking and bike-on-board accessibility.