Innovating Streets for People – Lynmore

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Rotorua Lakes Council has the opportunity to apply for Government funding made available through the new ‘Innovating Streets for People’ pilot fund. This fund is 90% subsidised and aims to help councils create more people-friendly streets that encourage getting around your neighborhoods by alternate modes, such as walking and cycling, for commuting or for exercise and leisure.

The Safer Streets Lynmore working group, which includes Lynmore Primary School, Rotorua Police, NZTA, Tatau Pounamu Collective, Cycle Action Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council, have identified an area in Lynmore that currently that could serve as a potential location for ‘Innovating Streets for People’ increased safety and transport choices for the community. The area includes Iles Road, Larcy Road, Owhatiura Drive and Lynbert Road which surround facilities that are regular destinations for people who might be more likely to walk, cycle or travel using alternate modes if the environment felt safer to do so.

The types of potential interventions suggested under the fund are only temporary and involve a possible reallocation of street space to prioritise alternate modes. The temporary interventions have an objective of testing their effectiveness to see if they would achieve the desired outcome of encouraging more people to using alternate modes instead of vehicles for their short journeys.

As someone who lives in the area, it is important that we have your views and whether or not you would like to see this type of initiative trialled. Whether the initiative happens is dependent on community support and the success of a funding application by Council.

You can find out more about the ‘Innovating Streets for People’ pilot fund at: www.nzta.govt.nz/roads-and-rail/innovating-streets/about/pilot-fund

If the application to the fund is successful, there will be further opportunities for you to be involved. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in future workshops and discussions when you submit your feedback in the survey below.

Feedback has now closed - we use this feedback to shape our application and keep the community informed of the next steps

Rotorua Lakes Council has the opportunity to apply for Government funding made available through the new ‘Innovating Streets for People’ pilot fund. This fund is 90% subsidised and aims to help councils create more people-friendly streets that encourage getting around your neighborhoods by alternate modes, such as walking and cycling, for commuting or for exercise and leisure.

The Safer Streets Lynmore working group, which includes Lynmore Primary School, Rotorua Police, NZTA, Tatau Pounamu Collective, Cycle Action Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council, have identified an area in Lynmore that currently that could serve as a potential location for ‘Innovating Streets for People’ increased safety and transport choices for the community. The area includes Iles Road, Larcy Road, Owhatiura Drive and Lynbert Road which surround facilities that are regular destinations for people who might be more likely to walk, cycle or travel using alternate modes if the environment felt safer to do so.

The types of potential interventions suggested under the fund are only temporary and involve a possible reallocation of street space to prioritise alternate modes. The temporary interventions have an objective of testing their effectiveness to see if they would achieve the desired outcome of encouraging more people to using alternate modes instead of vehicles for their short journeys.

As someone who lives in the area, it is important that we have your views and whether or not you would like to see this type of initiative trialled. Whether the initiative happens is dependent on community support and the success of a funding application by Council.

You can find out more about the ‘Innovating Streets for People’ pilot fund at: www.nzta.govt.nz/roads-and-rail/innovating-streets/about/pilot-fund

If the application to the fund is successful, there will be further opportunities for you to be involved. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in future workshops and discussions when you submit your feedback in the survey below.

Feedback has now closed - we use this feedback to shape our application and keep the community informed of the next steps

  • Feedback has now closed - we use this feedback to shape our application and keep the community informed of the next steps

    As someone who lives in the area it is important that you submit your feedback.  The application will only be made with community support. Whether the initiative then happens is dependent on the success of the funding application. 

    The deadline for feedback is Sunday 28 June 2020.

    If the application to the ‘Innovating Streets for People’ pilot fund is successful, there will be further opportunities for you to be involved.  Please let us know if you would like to be involved in future workshops when you submit your feedback.


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