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Canterbury’s transportation costs do not include priority safety and bicycles, bridges or light rail.

Christchurch is already a piece of cake when it comes to major transportation projects, but Cantabrian is still looking forward to better public transport and safer roads in the next three years.

The government released it. 2021-24 National Land Transport Program. (NLTP) On Tuesday, Waka Kotahi will provide funding nationwide for the New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) three-year plan.

Secretary of Transport Michael Wood unveiled plans to spend 24 24.3 billion on transport services and infrastructure during the period, up 44 percent from the previous three years.

Canterbury will receive 1.2 billion, of which 5 605 million will be spent on maintenance, 24 246 million on public transport and 14 146 million on safety improvements.

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Although not as big-ticket items as Auckland and Wellington, NZTA’s director of regional relations, James Kegel, said Greater Christchurch had recently completed two “huge” state highway projects. Northern Corridor And Southern Motorway

“For Canterbury, the real goal now is road safety.”

He said the NZTA targeted where it believed security improvements could have the biggest impact.

In Christchurch, it will help City Council improve Evans Pass as well as upgrade Pound / Ryans Road intersection and Greers / Northcote / Sawyer Arms Road intersection.

In addition to the Salon District Council, it will fund new roundabouts at Springs / Marsh Roads and Shands / Blacks Road intersections, and upgrade five intersections near Prebleton to accommodate more traffic from the South Motorway.

Over a wide area, NZTA will work to secure eight busy corridors over the next three years, including part of State Highway 76 between Rangiwara and SH1, and SH1 between Rakaia and Ashburton.

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Transport Minister Michael Wood speaks at the launch of the Ministry of Transport’s Green Paper.

“[These are stretches] With significant potential for major accidents. “Ensuring that people don’t die as a result of a road accident is an important part of reducing the number of our roads,” Kegel said.

Outside of the state highway network, he said, Greater Christchurch’s public transport network has improved significantly.

“More express buses, improved frequencies, these things are key … getting more people out of single-occupancy vehicles.”

“Less cantabrians in cars can only be good for the planet,” he said.

While Christchurch’s four major cycleways have been completed, مزید 5.3 million has been allocated for six more completion during the NLTP period.

Six more major cycleways are planned for Christchurch over the next three years.

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Six more major cycleways are planned for Christchurch over the next three years.

But the city. Long motor light rail It may still be many years away

The plan for the next three years is to complete a large-scale rapid transit business case in Christchurch.

Kegel said he was still considering what form it could take-including light rail, heavy rail, or bus-based systems.

“[But] In these three years, we must make significant progress.

Many big-ticket items in Cantabrian have long been in demand, such as the Wooden Bypass.

The NZTA says big-ticket items such as the Woodland Bypass and Ashburton Bridge are still more than three years away.  The photo is of a protest in Woodland.

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The NZTA says big-ticket items such as the Woodland Bypass and Ashburton Bridge are still more than three years away. The photo is of a protest in Woodland.

Vimakri District Town was divided into two parts by SH1, and. About 20,000 cars now pass through every day., Excluding locals. Serious safety concerns.

Mayor Dan Gordon said. Equipment Earlier this year, he was disappointed that the bypass project did not include him in the draft regional land transport plan, which was part of the NLTP.

The locals of Ashburton were also disappointed, which was not mentioned. Second bridge to the city of Mid-Canterbury., Which locals have been requesting for more than 15 years.

In the latest round of funding, money has been allocated to improve Greater Christchurch's bus network.  (File photo)

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In the latest round of funding, money has been allocated to improve Greater Christchurch’s bus network. (File photo)

Kegel said neither appeared in the NLTP, as the two had been out for three years.

“But we are determined to continue working with the councils.”

On the South Island, 17 178 million has been earmarked for the West Coast, of which 2 142 million will be spent on maintaining and operating a network of state highways and local roads.

Otago and Southland will receive 1.1 billion, with a focus on building safer, more flexible transportation systems to bring goods to market.

To the north, Auckland had a hefty portfolio of major projects in the works, including an 18.5-kilometer extension from Pohoi to the Warkworth Motorway, and a light rail from the city center to Mount Rosekel and Manager. It will receive a record 3 7.3 billion.

Wellington receives 3.1 billion, the main purpose of which is to bring the capital into more sustainable transport. 2 1.2 billion on public transport, and 26 261 million on pedestrian and cycling activities.

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