Hamilton City Council’s 2015-2025 10 Year Plan closed on May 15th, thanks for all of your submissions! $3 million was allocated by council specifically for cycling.
On Thursday the 14th of May, we met with Councillors Gordon Chesterman and Garry Mallett, as well as the City Transport Manager to discuss aspects of the Draft Ten Year Plan. Items covered include strategies to promote cycling modeshare growth and the development of a strategic cycle network.
Thanks very much for all of your submissions, it was our privilege to speak on your behalf. We are making a written submission and will ensure that your submissions are all received by council. You can still submit until 4pm Friday!
Aaron and the Generation Zero Waikato Team
Within the $216 million budgeted for transport in the draft plan, there is no specified budget for cycling improvements, and the council have deferred funding a Strategic Cycle Network until 2028 at the earliest. The Long Term Plan (LTP) is currently open for consultation and this is our opportunity to get cycling moving in Hamilton!
Currently there is No Budget for cycle infrastructure in Hamilton, relying instead on discretionary grants and funding. Off road cycling is a safe, congestion free, and low carbon means of transport that is great for exercise and recreation too!
Hamilton needs low carbon alternative transport choices to really grow as a liveable city. We don’t want to build ourselves into gridlock.
Below is a proposal for a cycle network called the 'Green Ring', developed by our friends at Hamilton Urban Blog.
Read more about the Green Ring here.
This cycle network runs through many of the lovely green spaces that surround inner Hamilton. How's that for clean and safe transport! This is something that we can achieve in Hamilton.