Cycling and Walking Strategy
Council has adopted a district wide cycling and walking strategy that provides guidance on how these popular activities can be promoted, managed and provided for in the Taupo district.
Taupo District Council's Walking and Cycling Strategy was adopted at the Council meeting on 11 February 2010.
This strategy follows on from the 2001 Cycle Strategy and updates the Walking and Cycling 2006 strategy with the purpose of providing a strategic direction for the management of a transportation system (including recreation) which supports walking and cycling for everyone.
Recent releases of national policy, planning and design documents supersede much of the background planning and design material contained in the earlier strategies and allow this document to be made more concise. While this document is not a statutory requirement it is a requirement for central government funding and is intended to the set the direction for the walking and cycling funding allocation within the Long Term Community Council (LTCCP).
The 2006 document identified a number of recommendations and those which have yet to be implemented have been carried forward to the action plan, where appropriate. The Transportation team has the lead role in the delivery of a road safety programme and the walking and cycling network action plan. Council will continue to work with the many organisations, advocacy groups (such as Bike Taupo and Walk Taupo) and other partners in order to implement the action plan and provide support for walking and cycling projects.