Draft Transport Strategy
|UPDATE December 2020: Transport Strategy finalised|
|In response to feedback on the Draft Transport Strategy, Council has made a number of changes and adopted a Revised Transport Strategy. |
See our Transport Strategy page for more information.
Council is seeking feedback on a draft transport strategy. The Transport Strategy will provide long-term direction on the priorities for Council investment in transport services and infrastructure to meet community needs.
This is a first draft, which may change based on your feedback. We need to know what you support or disagree with. Or, have you got other ideas?
Priorities and commitments
Do you agree with the priorities and commitments, as outlined in the table below?
For more details and additional actions, see the Draft Transport Strategy document which outlines the background and context to these draft priorities and commitments. The Draft Transport Strategy also provides an indicative timeframe for each commitment.
|Priorities and rankings||Key commitments||See pages|
(safety remains the top priority)
|> Working in partnership with
central government and Waka Kotahi (the NZ Transport Agency) to address unsafe
or not fit-for-purpose State highways
> Deliver a Rural Road Safety Programme of works
> Deliver an Urban Road Safety Programme of works (including intersection improvements)
> Review speeds, and deliver safety awareness and education campaigns.
(accessible and affordable so that getting around is not a barrier to anyone)
> Provide reliable and accessible public transport
|Walking and cycling friendly to support sustainable choices||> Develop a network of shared paths, both paved and
> Deliver a Cycling and Pedestrian Safety Programme
of works (including pedestrian crossing improvements)
|Supporting the vibrancy of our town centres and fostering social and economic interactions|
> Ensure our towns are easy and
intuitive for visitors
|Well connected to the rest of New Zealand||> Work with providers and other
districts to support the provision of coordinated tourist routes, inter-regional bus services and truck freight routes
> Work with airlines to support the provision of regular, quality and affordable air services that connect Taupō to the rest of New Zealand
|Resilient and reliable||> Undertake risk assessments to
identify risks to important transport connections
> Undertake a risk monitoring programme
|Maintaining predictable travel times in the face of growth||> Provide and protect our strategic
arterial roads to prioritise traffic flow, with town centres and minor roads
balancing pedestrian and parking needs
> Monitor and manage traffic congestion
impacts for both summer and commuter peaks
You know your area - let us know what you think!
- What rural roads have become busy with cars or trucks and need review to ensure that they’re safe?
- What intersections need upgrading for safety or to improve traffic flow?
- What pedestrian or cycling connections need protecting or improving? Where does it need to be safer or easier to cross the road?
Draft strategy document
Read the draft Transport Strategy and issues documents here:
Additional supporting documents are available in the final section below.
Submissions closed on Friday, 4 September 2020. Council received 65 submissions and heard from 14 submitters at hearings held on 6 October 2020. Thank you for all of the feedback received.
Revised Transport Strategy
In response to the feedback received, Council has made a number of changes to the Transport Strategy, with changes or additions to most sections.
Council also received a large amount of feedback on current issues that need fixing. These have been captured in the Issues Paper, which supports the Transport Strategy.
On 15 December 2020, Council adopted a revised Transport Strategy.
|August 4, 2020||Submission process opens|
|September 4, 2020||Submissions close at 5pm|
|September and October 2020||Draft Transport Strategy revised to capture community feedback|
|October 2020||Council hearings and deliberations |
|December 2020||Final Transport Strategy adopted|
|November 2020 to June 2021||Triennial Long-Term Plan developed and
including proposed transport work programme to implement Transport Strategy
(work programme commences 1 July 2021)