Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Travel Demand Strategy Consultation

News release
6 September 2005

Travel Demand Strategy Consultation

A Draft Regional Travel Demand Management (TDM) Strategy has been released for public consultation.

The strategy examines daily travel behaviour and what we are prepared to change about those behaviours. Changes can include working from home, ride sharing, walking or cycling for shorter trips and using passenger transport for peak period commuting trips.

Chairperson Regional Land Transport Committee Cr Terry McDavitt says the strategy aims to make best use of the network by promoting smarter travel choices in the face of rising costs, congestion and unreliability on the network

“TDM will get the best use out of our transport network by promoting trip choices that best match trip purpose. Small changes such as changing timings to avoid the rush hour or using active modes such as walking or cycling for short trips can make a big difference to reducing congestion and fuel emissions.”

Cr McDavitt says many people have already made such changes but there is still a lot more that can be done – “if we can curb as little as 5% from the natural transport growth we can make a real difference to both efficiency and community health.”

Public submissions on the TDM Strategy will close on the 7 October 2005 at 4.30pm. Please include your full contact details on your submission and indicate whether you wish to be heard.

Copies of the strategy are available from Greater Wellington Regional Council, 142 Wakefield Street, Wellington and from the Wairarapa offices at 34 Chapel Street, Masterton. Alternatively, copies can be obtained from the Greater Wellington website: www.gw.govt.nz/tdm or by phoning Transport Division reception 04 381 7779.

Please note that any submission you make may become publicly available if a request for it is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. If you are making a submission as an individual, Greater Wellington Regional Council will consider removing your personal details if you so request in your submission


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>


Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election