transport

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While it could be a decade before a new two-lane bridge’s built at Arthurs Point, a group of transport and council boffins hope another bridge, just for cyclists and pedestrians, will be in place much sooner. The Way to...
A new transport super-group is set to take a hands-on approach to sorting out Queenstown traffic woes. Unreliable public transport and traffic congestion have been constant bugbears in recent years. NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is developing a travel demand management plan...
Lime electric scooters could soon be zipping along the footpaths and trails of Queenstown. The e-scooter hire company is in talks with the Queenstown Lakes District Council about getting a permit to operate in the district. Council property and infrastructure manager...

Airport flight or fancy?

Queenstown mayor Jim Boult is convinced a mooted Tarras airport won't fly. David Mayhew, chairman of Queenstown's Kelvin Peninsula Community Association (KPCA), proposes closing the resort's Frankton airport, leaving Wanaka Airport as it is and developing an international airport in...
Queenstown's transport boffins are asking the Government to loosen its purse strings so it can investigate mass transit options, including a light rail system. About 70 people turned out to a public meeting on Monday night to hear about the various...

Transport survey sought

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...

Ferry service floated

New commuter boats could be ferrying Queenstowners to and from town, possibly reducing the resort's traffic woes, if a newly-lodged resource consent gets the green light. Kawarau Jet Services Holdings Ltd has applied to operate a scheduled ferry service along...

Jim Boult: Buses a first step

OPINION: The saying goes that "all good things come to those who wait", and I am pleased to share with you that we have a commitment from the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to start the new $2 bus service...

*555 caller fronts up

A Queenstowner who dobbed in former Dunedin mayor Dame Sukhi Turner on the Crown Range Road is convinced she was driving hazardously. Mountain Scene last week reported she and her husband, former New Zealand cricketer Glenn Turner, blasted local police for...
OPINION: The recent PechaKucha chit-chat evening at the Queenstown Memorial Centre was all about Queenstown's town centre. The 24-page brochure exhorted us to talk about its future. We are offered a range of options: an alternative arterial route, passenger transport facilities,...
OPINION: I don't know about you but I'm delighted! The reason that I'm delighted is that I had the great pleasure to fly back into Queenstown after a trip north recently, arriving here at peak rush hour, facing the prospect...

Frankton drive times cut

Road upgrades have cut the driving time between the BP roundabout on State Highway 6 and Queenstown Airport by up to 17 minutes. Last month, the first stage of the Hawthorne Dr extension - linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr...
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