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Increased PT Accessibility For All

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Increased PT Accessibility For All

Updated 15 January 2021 12:12pm

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

In the figure above, 61% of the population in the region live within 500M or 1Km of a core bus stop or railway station.  The  2025 RLTP target is achieved in 2019/20 monitoring year, the RLTP target is shown by the orange line.

Population living within close proximity to any public transport services

Source: Statistics New Zealand, GWRC

Population living within 500m of any bus or 1 km of train station

The second accessibility indicator is shown in the figure above. The 2018 census data reveals that 92% of the population are in close proximity to bus and train services.  The  proportion of the population in close proximity to public transport has improved since 2013, mainly due to the changes to the bus network in 2018.

RLTP Target: Population living within 500m of any bus stop or 1km of a rail station improves towards at least 92%.

Other measures of accessibility:
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 subscribers via text, twitter and email.

There are a number of examples of improvements to infrastructure and facilities for public transport completed in the 2019/20 year, please see the Annual Monitoring report on the RLTP.