Case for Change

Alcohol advertising on public transport

Advertising on public transport is another way that alcohol companies advertise to people in our communities.  Part of the out of home sector, alcohol companies have placed advertisements on or inside vehicles (buses, trains, ferries etc.), and at stations, bus stops, benches, and kiosks etc.  The two main categories are vehicles and infrastructure.

Fortunately, many public transport systems, including Auckland, already have policies in place to exclude alcohol advertising.  However, a policy excluding alcohol advertising may not guarantee that a policy is being adhered to.

That said, the impact of alcohol advertising on public transport is still likely to be important, given that people may be exposed to alcohol advertising on public transport on a regular basis.