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Increased PT Accessibility For All

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Increased PT Accessibility For All

Updated 23 April 2018 12:00pm

Target: Population living within 500m of a core bus service or 1km of a rail station improves towards at least 50%.

Population living within close proximity to core public transport services

Source: Statistics New Zealand, GWRC

 

 

 

Please note: progress towards this target will be updated when data from the 2018 census is available.

Target: Population living within 500m of any bus stop or 1km of a rail station improves towards at least 88%.

Population living within close proximity to any public transport services

Source: Statistics New Zealand, GWRC

Please note: progress towards this target will be updated when data from the 2018 census is available.

Target: Accessibility to public transport network for all users continuously improves.

A public transport network should be accessible to all users. One key element of accessibility is the provision of information, facilities, infrastructure and services. There are a number of examples of improvements to infrastructure and facilities completed in the last year and for the future, please see section 2.5.
Improving customer information is a key component of public transport accessibility. The focus this year has been on improving timetables, publications and on-line channels such as the Metlink website. A new Metlink app and widget were downloaded successfully to iPhones and Android phones over the year. Work is underway to develop an updated version with more features specific to the user’s location and showing vehicle tracking on an interactive map in real time.

A public transport network should be accessible to all users. The key elements to accessibility are the provision of information, facilities, infrastructure and services. An example of this is the new Metlink website. The website provides timetabling for 100 bus services, 200 school bus services, 4 train lines and the harbour ferry.  The website offers a wide range of functionality including real time information on PT services, journey planners and provides delay and service updates to the 22,000 subscribers via text, twitter and email.

There are a number of examples of improvements to infrastructure and facilities completed in the 2015/16 year, please see section 2.5. of the Annual Monitoring report on the RLTP.

For example: The Matangi train fleet replacement was completed in 2015/16; this included new accessibility features on all Metlink metro services. These features include level access boarding, wheelchair spaces, seating with increased width and leg room (the green seats in the low-floor section of each carriage) and visual and audio next stop announcements.