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GW Chair welcomes LGWM report

Published: Tue 13 Mar 2018 01:27 PM
GW Chair welcomes LGWM report
Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair, Chris Laidlaw, welcomes today’s Let’s Get Wellington Moving report and says he’s heartened by much of the public feedback received around future transport scenarios.
“We have had excellent response from the public on ways to solve Wellington’s future transport problems and improve the livability of the city. The scenarios provide a good base to get the right combination of measures.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a step-change in the transport network to support the aspirations for the development of the city and we support the need to be bold and ambitious in our approach.
“The themes identified in the report reflect the priorities outlined in the Regional Long Term Plan. They are critically important to reducing congestion at the key pinch points around the city.
“For Greater Wellington the identification of clear and uncluttered mass transit corridors is fundamental to the whole exercise. We also need the capacity to introduce demand management tools to help shift the balance between public and private transport. I’m delighted that all this is now really possible under these scenarios.
“From the feedback given, Let’s Get Wellington Moving will now develop a programme of investment and plan to report back to us in June. When that information is publicly released people will have another opportunity to have their say. We have one chance to get this right so the more input we receive from the public the better.”

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