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More accessible bus stops, new walking and cycling routes for Wellington from transport fund

More accessible bus stops, new walking and cycling routes for Wellington from transport fund

Bus stops around Wellington and Lower Hutt will be made more accessible and new walking and cycling routes are being planned for Porirua, Lower Hutt…

Sunday, Dec 04

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Bus stops around Wellington and Lower Hutt will be made more accessible and new walking and cycling routes are being planned for Porirua, Lower Hutt and Masterton, after local councils nabbed millions in central Government funding for transport projects that aim to give residents more options.

Raised pedestrian crossings will also be constructed in Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay to make the suburbs more easily walked and cycled, Porirua’s bus hub will get new shelters and a large canopy across its walkway and bike parking facilities will be expanded and upgraded at Masterton railway station, as part of the $350m Transport Choices package 2022-24 announced by Transport Minister Michael Wood on Sunday.

Nationally the package will fund 397 new or upgraded bus stops, 242km of cycleways, 29 more walkable neighbourhoods, 11 bus prioritisation lanes and improvements to 119 schools in 46 territorial authorities.

“Delivering on projects such as these helps address our current infrastructure deficit while also meeting future needs caused by population growth and climate change,” Wood said in a statement.

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Investment from the package would help fund a $1m project by the Greater Wellington Regional Council to extend footpaths and instal mobility aids and better bus shelters at bus stops across Lower Hutt and Wellington, as well as some rail replacement […]

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