In June 2010 New Plymouth District Council was one of two Councils (the other was Hastings) awarded a combined $7 million over two years to develop walking and cycling initiatives.
We have branded our project "Let's Go". Let's Go is all about getting our community to choose walking, cycling or the bus for short trips instead of the car. We aim to encourage people out of their cars and onto our spectacular shared pathways and streetscapes by making walking and cycling the easiest transport options.
So why not give it a go and choose a different way to get to work or school!
What is a walking and cycling model community?
A package of works funded by NZTA and local partners to ‘fast track’ a community that can change travel behaviour through improved transport choices.
What’s the advantage of being a model community?
- New Plymouth will receive ongoing national and international interest.
- Considerable advancement of sustainable transport infrastructure and education and encouragement projects.
- A robust monitoring and evaluation programme to ensure best value and success.
- A large transport modal shift.
- Maximise the take up of the new bus service.
- And of course the funding from NZTA to help fund the initiatives.
How’s it working?
We’re taking a three pronged approach focused on enabling, educating and encouraging people to make the shift from cars to walking and cycling.
How are these developments funded?
It all began in June 2010 when New Plymouth District Council was one of two Councils (the other was Hastings) awarded a combined $7 million over two years to develop walking and cycling initiatives to encourage people out of their cars and onto our shared pathways and streetscapes. We branded our project "Let's Go”.
Since then a further $5 million has been awarded to further develop our on and off road networks, and support community initiatives around the district.