The Nelson Regional Land Transport Plan (NRLTP) 2018

The Nelson Regional Land Transport Plan (NRLTP) 2018 has had a mid-term review and the revised Plan is now available for feedback from the community until Friday 9 February 2018.

Submissions have closed.

Transport PlanThe Plan prioritises the transport projects for the next seven years and seeks funding for them. The key projects included are:

  • Progress the Nelson Southern Link Investigation to better understand the appropriate response to increasing levels of congestion and forecast growth, in tandem with the Rocks Road walking and cycling project.
  • A partnership project with our Tasman neighbours and the Transport Agency that considers the best form and function and hierarchy of the Richmond and Stoke south transport network.
  • Improvements to the safety and resilience of the SH6 Blenheim to Nelson route.

The document also includes the Nelson Regional Public Transport Plan (NRPTP) which covers the public transport service provided. Submissions are invited on both concurrently.

Following feedback and reviews of the existing services, some changes and improvements are proposed in the Plan. These changes, at a total cost of in the order of $225,000 per annum, are identified below:

  • New low floor buses on local routes to make the services more accessible to those with mobility challenges.
  • Fare zone changes – four zones will be reduced to three making it cheaper for everyone.
  • Student/CS card fare reduction – children over 5 years, students and community service card holders will all pay the same fare.
  • Increased weekend services – buses would run later on weekend afternoons.
  • Revised Stoke Loop service introduced – operating off-peak and via a route based on community feedback.
  • Slight alterations to local services to accommodate the revised Stoke Loop service.

From Friday the full Draft Regional Land Transport Plan, including the Regional Public Transport Plan 2018, will be available on this page and also from the Council Customer Service Centre, Trafalgar Street or the Nelson, Tahunanui and Stoke Libraries.


Submissions have closed.