Darren Davis is a proudly car-free principal public transport planner. He has 25 years’ experience in transport in Auckland. He began as a public transport lobbyist and grew into a planner, strategist, communicator and consultant. He has been involved in projects ranging from high-level strategic policy advice and influencing regional and central government agencies to on-the-ground involvement in major public transport infrastructure projects. He has carried out public transport service design, done high-level policy and strategy work, and been a key team member in transit-oriented development projects. He led the public transport network and service policy team at Auckland Transport for many years, and currently works as the Transport and Land Use Integration Programme Manager at Auckland Council.