The development of the strategy comes at a key point in Lower Hutt’s history. The city is growing at a fast rate, evidenced by the fact it exceeded its previous 2030 population targets in 2020.
This has placed pressure on existing infrastructure, equating to a greater load on key transport links, including:
- Lower Hutt CBD
- Petone Esplanade.
The new integrated transport strategy will:
- set out a vision and roadmap for the future of Lower Hutt’s transport network
- consider how Council can ensure all parts of the city’s transport system work well together – from public transport, through to active transport options, and roads.