Can you help create a more active and sustainable transport network in the Southern Lakes?

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Posted 16 November, 2023
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Climate action non-profit Wao Aotearoa and its working group GET SMART, GET Moving has launched its second localised transport survey, to help understand the current transportation challenges in the community. Creating a more active and sustainable transport network is a long term vision for the southern lakes and the survey will help inform the planning process and ensure future transport networks align with our communities’’ needs and preferences, while championing low emission sustainable modes of active and resourceful travel.

Following the 2021 Survey, Wao wants to find out how the way we move around the district has changed over the last two years. The survey (which takes less than 5 minutes to complete) will provide valuable information that will inform future planning. Wao has established the transport working group GET SMART, GET Moving and it comprises Wao trustees and staff, secondary school students and passionate community members. Both surveys have been developed by Wao in consultation with the Southern District Health Board, Queenstown-Lakes District Council, and LINK Upper Clutha. Transport emissions make up 50% of our total emissions as a district and changing the way we move is one of the easiest ways we can make an impact on reducing these.

Changing the way we move means more biking, walking and collective transport options. But first, we need input from our community to find out how we move now. 

That's what this survey is about.

With this knowledge Wao will identify barriers and opportunities to change lives and track our impact over time to see how long it takes us to flip the fleet.

Visit to complete the survey.
Closes 1st December

Who is Wao? Wao Aotearoa was founded six years ago, delivers climate action events and educational programs in response to the urgent need to accelerate climate action across New Zealand and the globe. It is a community approach to tackling climate change, recognising that we can all make positive changes - whether big or small - and together accelerate action 🌱


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