Stakeholder workshops

Workshops took place on 11 and 18 August 2010 to gather all key stakeholders together for information sharing and collective debate. The following information resulted from both days.


  • Accessibility for All: Donna Smith
  • Auckland Point/Port Hills Residents Group: Denise Alderson
  • Auckland Point School: Sonya Hockley
  • Automobile Association: Pat Pascoe
  • Bicycle Nelson Bays: Tony Stephens
  • Early Childhood: Lyn Cadenhead
  • Enner Glynn School: Lianne Milne
  • Friends of Nelson Haven:Dr Gwen Struik
  • Nelson Chamber of Commerce: Hugh Briggs
  • Nelson Cycle Trail Trust: Chris Allison
  • Nelson Historic Society: Tony Hunter
  • Nelson Intermediate: Kilmeny Stephens
  • Nelson Motel Association: Paul Anderson
  • Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency: Liz Hegarty
  • Nelson Residents Association: Kerry Neal
  • Nelsust: Peter Olorenshaw
  • Ngāti Kuia: Christine Hemi
  • Port Nelson: Matthew McDonald
  • Positive Aging Forum: Ruby Aberhart
  • Road Transport Forum: Derek Nees
  • Sustainable Transport Futures: Katy Steel
  • Tahunanui Business Assn: John Gilbertson
  • Tahunanui Com Centre: Joy Shackleton
  • Tahunanui School: Rob Stevenson
  • Victory Community & Health Centre: Kindra Douglas
  • Victory Primary: Helen Watson
  • Victory Residents Assn: Mark Brown
  • Waimea Road Business and Res Assn: Alasdair Daines
  • Walk Nelson Tasman: Judy Cox
  • Waterfront Association: Jeremy Matthews
  • Waterfront Redevelopment 2000 Trust: Addo Mulders

Outline summary of day 1 (11 August) of the workshop and snapshot questions

A very simple summary of 'The Problem'

Everyone agreed

  • Poor arterial walking and cycling facilities

Most of you agreed there was a problem NOW

  • Too much traffic on SH and Waimea Road routes, leading to congestion, safety, severance

Some agreed

  • Rocks Road had some structural/maintenance issues
  • Current routes are not suitable to freight
  • Lack of agreed direction for long-term planning

For those that did not think there was a problem

  • That the impacts from traffic, and the delays, are not that bad
  • That we should manage what we have got better and alleviate the adverse effects as much as possible

Most of you agreed there would be a problem in the FUTURE

  • The existing problems will get worse as traffic increases
  • The volume of freight will increase

For those that did not think there will not be a problem in the FUTURE

  • Modelling indicates that we can manage the traffic growth with the existing routes
  • Economic uncertainty may mean less growth in the future

Consultant presentations

Day 1 (11 August)

What will the future bring

What will the future bring? Sylvia Allan (450KB PDF)

Arterial traffic trends and modelling of future traffic demands

Arterial traffic trends and modelling of future traffic demands. Stuart Woods (230KB PDF)

Day 2 (18 August)

Road capacity presentation

Road capacity is not well defined, by Alan Nicholson

  • it is not like the capacity of a glass
    • road capacity cannot be measured precisely
    • a few more vehicles will not suddenly cause overflow
  • a road is not like a 'camel's back'
    • a few more vehicles will not result in a catastrophic failure

As traffic density (vehicles/km) increase:

  • average vehicle speed decreases
  • flow rates increase up to a point
  • that point ('the capacity') can be increased by
    • better traffic management and traffic calming
    • better driver behaviour (less rapid acceleratoin and deceleration)
Transport modelling

The modelling done for this study is best practice for such studies.

  • there are uncertainties but they do not undermine the results
  • the greatest sources of uncertainty are the population and employment forecasts
  • Statistics NZ forecasts are the most reliable available
Responses to questions

Responses to questions from Day 1. Phil Peet (19KB PDF)

Long list of options

Long list of options. Phil Peet (279KB PDF)

Financial briefing notes

Financial briefing notes. Andrew James (64KB PDF)