Recently it was announced that Nelson City Council was awarded funding from Waka Kotahi for a Streets for People Project in the Nelson South area.
This project is the next step to improve cycling and walking connections in the area, following the success of the award-winning Innovation Streets Project – Nelson South.The Streets for People project focuses on improving connectivity so that it is safer for people to use active modes of transport when travelling through the area. it also aims to improve the liveability of these streets for residents.
The project area covers Tipahi Street (by the hospital and Broads playing fields), up Franklin Street towards Waimea Road, onto Kawai Street and finally down Hampden Street West.
In September 2022, E Tū Whakatū - Nelson's Active Travel Strategy 2022 - 2032 was adopted by Council.
This Strategy focused on providing the framework and guidance to change how we travel. It aimed to deliver a programme of investment in walking and cycling over the next 10-15 years, changing how we travel so it is more sustainable, reducing carbon emissions and private car use.
The plan has been developed for all age groups and abilities to promote the broader well-being of all our community.
The Streets for People project links directly to this strategy, as well as our Long Term Plan 2012-2031, and our Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).
The Streets for People project will tie into the next Waka Kotahi funding project - Transport Choices.