News: November 2023


'Outrageous' stalling on sustainable transport projects (source, RNZ News, 5 November 2023)More cycleways, like this one in Wellington, are urgently needed, says Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan. Photo: RNZ / Bill HickmanCycling and walking advocates are dismayed the transport agency has stopped funding projects to encourage walking, cycling and using public transport.Waka Kotahi said it was pressing pause on projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars, until it gets clear direction from the incoming government.Around the country, 46 councils have applied for $305 million of funding from the Transport Choices Programme.Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan said it was "unacceptable and outrageous" the agency was pre-empting the new government by blocking urgently needed cycling, walking and transport projects....

November 6, 2023