The Transport System Plan, ‘TSP’ is in action to protect our people, economy and our environment in the western Bay of Plenty so we can enjoy our way of life in the future. There’s no room for more roads – we need to offer people choices like public transport, cycling and walking, and to make it safer and easier for people and freight to move around.
The TSP is a shared transport vision for the next 30 years. It’s a significant milestone, bringing together Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Waka Kotahi, Tāngata Whenua, Priority One, KiwiRail and Port of Tauranga to coordinate planning, investment and project decisions.
The TSP’s has more than 80 chosen projects that will make it easier and safer for people to get to schools, jobs, GP clinics and shops by walking, cycling or public transport, to easily connect within their local communities and to wāhi tapu, for freight and inter-regional links to be reliable, roads to be resilient from the effects of natural hazards and for lower emissions to help our environment.
We're protecting our environment for future generations
We're making it safer and easier for people to use public transport to help reduce transport-related emissions in line with the Government's Emissions Reductions Plan.
We're keeping people and goods moving
We're keeping road and rail links predictable, reliable, and resilient in off-peak times to keep goods moving and our economy strong.
We're connecting people in different ways
We're making it safer and easier for people to get to schools, GP clinics, community, and shops in different ways, including walking, cycling, buses, and vehicles.
We're making it safer to travel around
We're improving travel safety and working towards an outcome where no one is seriously injured or killed in road crashes.