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In February 2023 we asked for your feedback on plans to find a permanent solution to meet Tauranga’s public transport facility needs for now and into the future. This included feedback on:
- the types of facilities required
- how best to facilitate your journey in the central city area
- what safety improvements you would like to see at a new facility
- service improvements you would like to see that would give you a better bus experience.
The responses to this survey will better inform our approach and recommended improvements and we hope to share the results with you shortly.
A permanent solution to meet Tauranga’s public transport facility needs
A prioritised bus route through the Tauranga city centre has already been confirmed (see map below), also known as the ‘bus spine’.
City centre – public transport, driving and parking map (433kb pdf)
Following on from the shift to the temporary bus interchange on Durham Street (between Spring and Wharf Streets) which opened in June 2022, we’re now investigating a permanent solution to meet Tauranga’s public transport facility needs for now and into the future.
This process includes talking to our mana whenua partners, communities and businesses to consider:
- the types of facilities required and how they will meet the future growth of public transport in the city
- whether a single interchange facility or multiple, small interchanges (super stops) is preferred, and if so, where
- the best facilities to support bus users’ needs.
We will do this through stakeholder workshops, surveys, and direct engagement with mana whenua and stakeholders. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07 577 7000.
Temporary interchange – Durham and Wharf Streets
The central city bus interchange is part of a larger programme of work that we have been talking with the community about, including the Urban Form & Transport Initiative, the Transport System Plan, and the more recent Central City Action and Investment Plan. We are now at the exciting stage of determining the final requirements for public transport in the city centre, along with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Waka Kotahi.
Read more about the City Centre Action and Investment Plan that all of this work stems from below.
City Centre Action and Investment Plan (11mb pdf)