Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has worked with local government to develop a range of support options to enable councils to take up new co-investment opportunities in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS).
Walking and cycling facilities help make our towns and cities more accessible and liveable, promote tourism, reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, support people to be active and contribute to healthy communities.
One of the key investment areas for the 2018–21 NLTP is access, in particular, supporting land transport activities that promote social and economic opportunities.
The Government has made safety a top priority for transport investment. The Government will invest $4.3 billion over the next three years to reduce deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads through the 2018–21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).
Over the next three years, a record $3.9 billion will be invested in public transport through the National Land Transport Programme, which includes $468 million for rapid transit projects and $376 million in transitional rail.