Transport Choices programme

A woman and child riding on the Kamo Shared Path.

Find out about projects underway to make it easier to move around our District as part of $12 million Transport Choices funding from Central Government.

The funding is to deliver projects that provide people with better transport options, making it easier to travel in ways that are good for us and good for the environment.

This includes:

  • cycling networks
  • creating walkable neighbourhoods 
  • supporting safe, green, and healthy school travel
  • making public transport more reliable and easier to use. 

The Transport Choices programme aims to make it easier for people to get around without using a car to help the transition to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future.

Almost half of New Zealand’s carbon emissions come from road transport from cars, trucks and other vehicles.  

Te Kamo connections

$2.3 million has been set aside for projects to:

  • Cycling and pedestrian safety works between shared path and Station Road via Farmer Street 
  • Street lighting in Otangarei.

Raumanga connections

$5 million will be spent on:

  • Slow streets work in Raumanga South (Tauroa Street Fairburn Street, Hedley Place) improving connections to Manaia View School
  • Shared path link through Cafler Park
  • New bridge at Lovers Lane 
  • Footpath upgrade from First Avenue to State Highway 1
  • New bike parks in CBD. 

Public transport improvements

$4.6 million will go towards:

  • Bus shelter upgrades
  • Bus terminal upgrade on Rose Street
  • Bus lane in Te Kamo
  • Upgrading bus shelters along route.  

The Transport Choices programme is also contributing $200,000 towards a project starting in mid-February 2024 to improve the alleyways in Avenues area.

The alleyways starting from Mander Park all the way to Maunu Road (crossing Third, Second and First Avenue) will see the footpath widened, 13 light poles installed, and existing wayfinding signage linking into the Raumaunga Shared path.