Thank you for your interest and engagement during all stages of the Nelson Future Access project.
The project has produced a 30-year plan designed to improve and increase walking, cycling and public transport opportunities close to urban areas.
The planned improvements will also support reliable journeys, economic development and improve safety.
The Waka Kotahi Board has now endorsed the business case, which follows endorsement by the Nelson City Council in October.
The programme, when compared against the status quo of no investment in the transport network, will encourage mode shift away from private vehicles of between 6% to 8%, and in turn reduce forecast travel volumes by 7% out to 2028, and 9% out to 2048. Our modelling based on existing behaviours has forecast a 12% daily reduction in CO2 in the first ten years increasing to 16% by 2048.
There are many facets to this programme that will work together to improve the amenity of urban areas, efficiently manage freight movement and improve safety.
Our website shows maps of the recommended programme. There is also further information provided under the Frequently Asked questions tab.
Waka Kotahi and the Council will now work together to apply for funding for the various components of the programme.