As part of the restructuring process for the Regional Transport Committee (RTC), following changes made to government legislation in 2008, the new RTC took the opportunity to review the role and make-up of the working groups that report to it on specific issues.
The Active and Passenger Transport Working Group (formerly the Active Transport Working Group) was re-established by the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee (RTC) to help facilitate regional coordination and monitoring of active and passenger transport outcomes that encourage greater use of walking and cycling (known as “active transport”) and passenger transport in Canterbury, in line with the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (GPS) and the targets of the Regional Land Transport Strategy (RLTS), and the New Zealand Transport Strategy (NZTS).
The functions of the Active and Passenger Transport Working Group are to:
Membership of the group is made up of the Public Health representative of the RTC (as the chair), with other members representing walking, cycling and the public passenger transport sector as well as the New Zealand Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport, NZ Police and Territorial Local Authorities.
The Active and Passenger Transport Working Group commissions investigations and research projects that will enable them to carry out their role of facilitating regional coordination and monitoring of active and passenger transport outcomes more effectively. Links to relevant reports will appear here as they are published.
The Active and Passenger Transport Working Group prepare submissions on proposed policy initiatives, guidelines and specific projects. Submissions will be posted here once they have been made.
To contact the Group on any Active Transport matter or for Public Passenger Transport matters, please contact Customer Services.
The following links contain information on national and regional policy documents, strategies and guidelines as well as information on various initiatives as national and international examples of best practice in Active Transport and Passenger Transport.
Raising the Profile of Walking and Cycling in New Zealand: A Guide for Decision-makers -
Examples of best practice
Velocity Conference 2009 - http://www.velo-city2009.com/index-en.html
The Active and Passenger Transport Working Group report back as an agenda item to the Regional Transport Committee's regular meetings. Agendas and minutes for RTC can be found at this page.
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