Press Release: Kaipara District Council
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people in Dargaville to get on their bikes a with Transport Choice programme grant of approximately $8,000,000 to be provided to Kaipara District Council, announced on 4 December 2022.
The indicative funding is for designated cycle lanes and shared paths that will make it easier and safer for people to walk or bike to schools and the CBD. Transport Choices funding is currently indicative until Waka Kotahi works with Councils to explore how projects can be progressed in line with Transport Choices timeframes. Funding allocations may be adjusted after this consultation.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Manager Urban Mobility, Kathryn King says she is pleased Kaipara District Council has received funding as part of the Transport Choices programme.
“The Transport Choices programme is supporting councils to give people more options in the way they travel. The aim is to open up streets so everyone can get where they need to go in ways that are good for their health and the planet,” says Ms King.
Calvin Thomas, General Manager of NTA, says the improvements will provide a safer, better network for the Dargaville community.
“Dargaville’s urban area is small enough that it is only a short trip to get anywhere about town, even if a person lives on the outer areas,” says Calvin.Dargaville is laid out in a gridline structure with wide, straight roads that encourage vehicles to speed, increasing the likelihood of a crash and making crossing difficult for nonvehicle users. […]
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