23 Feb 2017

Queenstown moves to improve public transport network

1:27 pm on 23 February 2017

Queenstown's public transport network could get a major shake-up, in an attempt to curb traffic congestion and parking problems.

Central Queenstown.

Central Queenstown. Photo: 123rf.com

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced a new plan, in conjunction with the Otago Regional Council and the Transport Agency, to move away from a dependency on cars.

Mayor Jim Boult said bus fares would be subsidised to a $2 flat fee with a concession card, and routes and timetables would be updated.

He says the proposal will mean a tough reality check, but some of the cost would be off-set by an increase in parking fees.

Ratepayers will be consulted through the annual plan process in April.

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