What are we seeking to achieve?

This objective seeks to achieve improved, reliable access to the facilities and activities that enable us to be part of our society and economy. 
The outcome related to this objective is:

  • the transport system is increasingly providing affordable and reliable community access

What will we do to achieve this?

Summary of activities

Getting there – on foot, by cycle Strategic Implementation Plan 2006-2009 - Actions undertaken: 2008-2009

  • Oversee the delivery of the Getting there – on foot, by cycle Strategic Implementation Plan 2006-2009 initiatives to contribute to the uptake of fundamentally sustainable modes of transport
  • Development of Monitoring and Evaluation Action Plan
  • Undertake Transport Sector Alignment Review

Getting there – on foot, by cycle (2009-2012) - Actions undertaken: 2008-2011

  • Support and monitor progress of the updated NZTS
  • Undertake actions set in the strategy specifically as they relate to improving access and mobility
  • Ensure that the direction of the updated NZTS is known, understood and accepted by key stakeholders

Improved public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure funded by regional fuel tax (enabled by the Land Transport Management Amendment Bill) - Actions undertaken: 2008-2011

  • Oversee implementation of regional fuel tax provisions in the Land Transport Management Amendment Bill (LTMA), if passed
  • Assess proposed regional fuel tax schemes, including those designed to enable funding of regional priorities for public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure development

Improved public transport services (enabled by Public Transport Management Bill) - Actions undertaken: 2008-2011

  • Oversee implementation of the Public Transport Management Act (if passed) including the development of guidelines by Land Transport NZ

Accessible public transport information - Actions undertaken: 2009

  • Ensure the development and implementation of national guidelines for accessible public transport information

Walking and Cycling Trip Legs - Share of All Trip Legs


The Ministry of Transport actively encourages people to walk and cycle for work and play. Over the next 20 years it aims to increase usage of these two modes of sustainable transport through overseeing the delivery of the Getting there - on foot, by cycle Strategic Implementation Plan 2006-2009.

How will we demonstrate success in achieving this?

To demonstrate success in achieving the outcome relating to the objective of improving access and mobility, we will:

  • Contribute to the transport system by ensuring effective delivery of the initiatives included in the Getting there on foot, by cycle Strategic Implementation Plan 2006-2009. Systems will be established for monitoring progress toward the desired outcomes of the Plan.
  • The Transport Sector Alignment Review will be undertaken to support alignment of national transport policy and practice by identifying and reviewing significant policies, funding allocation and evaluation mechanisms that impact on walking and cycling.
  • Help to meet the needs of local government in providing a transport system that is reliable and affordable. Following evaluation of Getting there - on foot, by cycle Strategic Implementation Plan 2006-2009, Getting there - on foot, by cycle (2009-2012) will be developed and implemented within the appropriate timeframes.
  • Following the implementation of the Public Transport Management Bill, a monitoring and evaluation system will be established. This will assess whether the policy objectives have been achieved to provide increasingly affordable and reliable community access.

Policy advice will be delivered in accordance with the agreed policy quality criteria listed in 'Policy Advice Quality Characteristics' in the Appendix, as determined through delivery recorded against the project plan.


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