NZ Green Party announces Christchurch public transport plan


The NZ Green Party hopes to improve public transport in Christchurch with a $462 million investment

The New Zealand Green Party has announced plans for the Canterbury rebuild with a focus on smart transport solutions.

The plan sits across all of the Green Party’s priorities this election for a cleaner, fairer and smarter New Zealand.

The key policy points in the Green Party’s Greener Christchurch plan include a $462 million investment in smart transport solutions for Christchurch over five years.

"The Green Party is committed to a greener, fairer, smarter and more democratic Canterbury rebuild," Green Party Christchurch spokesperson Eugenie Sage says.

"We will prioritise smart transport solutions, a greener rebuild, a return of local democracy, and projects that put the needs of Christchurch people first."

Green Party Transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter says the investment in walking, cycling, buses, and trains will have a massive impact on Christchurch’s congestion problems.

"We will make cycling and public transport safe and great again in Christchurch. It’s time to rebuild Christchurch’s proud history of being an easy city to get around," she says.

"We will also create Canterbury Transport - a single body responsible for transport strategy, planning and delivery across Greater Christchurch - to ensure a coordinated approach to transport as the city rebuilds."

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