Draft Regional Land Transport Plan released
Auckland Transport media release
1 May 2018
Auckland Transport (AT) has released the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), it sets out the region’s land transport objectives and priorities for the next ten years.
These include a rapid transit network which gives priority to public transport, cycling and walking, as well as access to employment, education, business and recreation.
Another priority is lowering the road toll with targeted interventions for our most vulnerable road users and transport options to enable economic growth and urban regeneration.
The RLTP is required under legislation and includes the activities of Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail and City Rail Link.
The draft closely aligns with the recently released (draft) Government Policy Statement on Transport and the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP).
Key issues in the draft RLTP include:
• managing unprecedented
population growth, over the next 25 years Auckland’s
population is expected to increase by more than the rest of
New Zealand’s population growth combined
• road safety, fewer deaths and serious injuries on the transport network
• congestion, a less congested transport network with faster and more predictable travel times to keep congestion at 2016 levels
• well-connected, easier access for people to places of employment, education, shopping, business, recreation and other activities throughout the transport network
• freight, increased travel times and poor reliability have a severe impact on the freight industry
• environmental impact of the transport system, more environmentally friendly transport network with reduced greenhouse emissions
• delivering value for money to ratepayers and taxpayers
To provide feedback go to: www.akhaveyoursay.co.nz
Public consultation on the document runs until 14 May.