$1 off-peak bus fares for Napier & Hastings

The Green Party’s Public Transport Package launched yesterday by co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons in Wellington contains policies that will revolutionise transport choices in Napier and Hastings, including off-peak fares for just $1.

“Smart Green transport solutions will make getting around easier, cheaper and safer in our cities”, said Green Party Napier and Tukituki candidates Brett Stansfield and Quentin Duthie.

“First, the Greens would introduce a $1 off-peak bus fare for anywhere within either city for 2 hours. You’d be able to bus from Hastings to Havelock North and back for just a gold coin! We expect this to be very popular, filling up otherwise empty buses and therefore paying for itself.”

“Second, the Greens will remove the gross unfairness whereby the Government fully funds new major roads, but forces ratepayers and passengers to cover the cost of public transport. The Greens’ policy would allow the Government to fund the Napier-Hastings commuter bus service rather than the local ratepayer. A Central Hawkes Bay commuter service would also be eligible.”

“Third, the Greens want to keep pedestrians, cyclists, and children safe. We would reduce the speed limit to 40km/h in the city centres and around schools so those who choose to leave the car at home, and children walking or cycling to school, can get around safer.”

Read the full Statement on $1 bus fares

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    greenhawkesbay said,

    Here’s a video from the policy launch. See if you can find me in the 50 cyclists group… http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=_1sNLAcxKBI

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