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Wellington’s draft Regional Land Transport Plan is now open for public submissions

Wellington’s draft Regional Land Transport Plan which focuses on public transport, cycleways and some major road improvements is now open to public to have their say.

The plan sets out the long-term direction for each of the region’s main transport corridors and contains plans for the public transport, roading and freight networks.

It also includes every transport project or activity in the region over the next six years along with 16 major improvements the region is recommending for funding.

Wellington Regional Transport Committee chair Fran Wilde says the plan aims to ensure the region has a more resilient and reliable transport network.

"We have a vital national role as the capital city and a crucial geographical position on the northern side of Cook Strait.

"It’s important that we develop transport networks to enable people and freight to move as quickly and efficiently as possible," she says.

"Equally important is a transport network that will meet the needs of growth and won’t buckle under pressure.

"This is fundamental to Wellington region’s future, and its vibrancy, productivity and environmental health."

Wilde says the proposed major projects have been prioritised according to their importance, effectiveness and efficiency.

"We’d really like to know what people think about these priorities," she says.

Submissions on the plan close February 20, 2015.

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