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Regional Land Transport Strategy

RLTSThe Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Strategy 2011 - 2041 (RLTS) sets the direction for the region's transport system for the next 30 years. The Strategy is important for a number of reasons: it influences how the region's transport funding is used, and it provides direction to organisations, such as city and district councils, and the New Zealand Transport Agency, as they develop and implement transport projects. The current RLTS is operative until 30 June 2015, when it will be replaced by the Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2045.

Who's responsible for the RLTS?

The Regional Transport Committee is responsible for preparing the RLTS. The Committee is a regional governance body with representation from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the region's district and city councils and the New Zealand Transport Agency. 

Description Size Type
Bay of Plenty Regional Land Transport Strategy 2011-2041  6.8MB pdf


A number of studies were completed to provide a strong research base on which to develop the RLTS. Key findings from the studies were incorporated into the Strategy. The reports also serve as stand alone supporting papers. 

No. Supporting Paper Size Type
01 Resident Perceptions of Future Growth 172KB pdf
02 Stocktake of Operational Strategy 114KB pdf
03 Bay of Plenty Regional Freight Study 288KB pdf
04 Analysis of Road Safety Trends 3.49MB pdf
05 Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Trends and Issues 550KB pdf
06 Bay of Plenty Transport Futures Study 2.58MB pdf
07 Study of the Relationship Between an Ageing Population and the Transport System in the Bay of Plenty Region 277KB pdf
08 Bay of Plenty Regional Transport Demand Management Study 418KB pdf
09 Bay of Plenty Economic Development and Transport Study 1.37MB pdf
10 Bay of Plenty Transport Targets and Monitoring 77.6KB pdf
11 Assessment of Consistency with Resource Management Act documents 60.9KB pdf

Monitoring Report 2014

Read the Regional Land Transport Strategy Monitoring Report (726kb, PDF)

Annual Report Card

The annual RLTS report card tracks a range of transport indicators to allow trends to be measured over time, for example, traffic flows, public transport usage, and the amount of freight carried by road and rail. The Transport Monitoring page contains the most recent RLTS Annual Report Card and its associated datasets.

View the Transport Monitoring data here.

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Road Safety Action Plan 2013-14

This plan outlines the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s commitment to delivering road safety initiatives in the Bay of Plenty. This will be achieved by working with its road safety partners efficiently and effectively.

The region’s transport system is contributing to safety and personal security when deaths and serious injuries on the region’s roads are reduced, people understand and contribute to a safety culture supported by a safe system approach to road safety, transport corridors and public spaces are safe and secure environments to use and people feel safe using them.

This Plan aims to contribute to the Government’s Safer Journeys initiatives and the Road Safety outcomes in the Regional Land Transport Strategy.

Read the Road Safety Action Plan 2014-15 (1MB, pdf)