Transport survey sought

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Queenstowners are being urged to share their thoughts on the resort’s transport networks.
Queenstown Lakes District Council, Otago Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency have launched a survey aimed at hearing from both locals and visitors about the issues they face on their journey from Queenstown Airport and Frankton via State Highway 6A into and around the Queenstown CBD.
Mayor Jim Boult called the survey ”a great opportunity to provide valuable insights”, and acknowledged recent frustrations around traffic.
”The journeys that you make every day in and around Queenstown and the wider Wakatipu should be safe, easy, support your business and help you get the most out of life.
”I know there have been frustrations lately, you’ve been sharing these with me and I experience them myself. However now is your opportunity to have some input into the process of resolving the challenges.”
NZTA regional relationships director Jim Harland said the joint project could help plan for an ”enduring” transport network.
Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead said everyone wanted a ”well-integrated and efficient transport system for Queenstown”.
”While we’re pleased with the success of Orbus Queenstown so far, we need to be sure that together with NZTA and QLDC, we are headed in the right direction.
”We’re very keen to hear from the community on how the buses are fitting in as part of the bigger picture of how people get around.”
An interactive map with a feedback facility is available online and there will be opportunities to chat to the project team in person at local markets over the coming weekends.
The interactive mapping survey is available at www.nzta.govt.nz/wakatipu-way-to-go.
Feedback closes on 10 February 2019.