Some examples of how the NZ Transport Agency is delivering on the government’s strategic priorities and objectives for land transport are outlined below.
Along with addressing the need for resilience in key Manawatū/Whanganui road corridors, an opportunity presents itself to improve safety and increase efficiency in the roading network to further enable the role of the region as a hub for freight distribution.
Emerging from the many kilometres of expressway under construction in Waikato is an enviromental survival strategy to help two of the country’s oldest residents exist in the modern world.
The nation-wide Weigh Right Programme is designed to reduce heavy vehicle overloading on New Zealand roads.
A decline in cycling numbers saw Hastings selected earlier this decade as one of New Zealand’s two walking and cycling model communities to help reverse the trend.
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the NZ Transport Agency.
A $60 million improvements package on the 398km Picton to Christchurch Alternate Route’ (SH63, 6, 65 and 7 via Lewis Pass) has built safety and resilience into the upper South Island transport system, improving inter- regional connections and growing economic prosperity.
Some sections of the West Coast’s roading network are getting a brighter makeover due to investments being made by the Buller and Grey District Councils.
The 30-year programme involves five phases, and during the next three years, Phase 2 will deliver transport improvements on Victoria, High and Hereford Streets, making these more attractive places for driving, public transport, walking or cycling.
The establishment of the Queenstown Transport Governance Group has been described as ‘the single best move to address Queenstown’s growth problems’ by the partners.
To support Auckland’s sustainable growth as a world class city, rapid transit infrastructure will deliver a modern, integrated public transport system of light rail, heavy rail, busways, bus priority lanes, and ferries.