Sunday, May 15, 2011

Draft Budget 2011/12, 4: Sustainable Transport

The draft budget has generous allocations to walking and cycling. Priorities for these funds will be decided following public consultation on the Sustainable Transport Strategy, and the Walk and Bike plans in coming weeks. The strategies aim to make walking and cycling easier and safer and routes better connnected.

  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements and increasing walkability [$500k]

  • Local area speed zones [$150k]

  • Bike lanes [$200k]

  • Implementing the sustainable transport strategy [$400k]

  • Travelsmart Officer - to suppport schools and families with the take up of active travel

These funds are in addition to the routine $1m + in footpath maintenance and re-sheeting.

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