Council's vision is for a city where everyone can travel around safely and freely. The Safe and Sustainable Journeys team at Council support NZTA's strategic commitment of 'great Journeys to keep NZ moving'. The Safe & Sustainable Journeys team falls under the Infrastructure Group at Rotorua Lakes Council. They operate primarily in supporting our community to be safe road users. The programmes have particular focus on the more vulnerable road users in our community such as children, elderly and those with disabilities.
Key areas of work include:
- Road safety education
- Sustainable Journeys education; walking, cycling, Bike in Schools, Bike Ready cycle skills education in schools (in partnership with NZTA and ACC)
- Public Transport Operations (in partnership with the Bay Of Plenty Regional Council)
- Accessibility (in partnership with CCS Disability)
- Urban Cycle Network Infrastructure programme, known as the CyWay