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Greater Christchurch Partnership welcomes action on transport emissions

The Greater Christchurch Partnership is welcoming the Government’s announcement that is taking steps to reduce the carbon emissions from transport.

In a joint statement the Chair of Environment Canterbury and the  Mayors of Christchurch, Waimakariri and Selwyn say they particularly welcome the Government’s commitment to providing councils with $50 million to help them fully decarbonise the public transport bus fleet by 2035.

“The four Councils within the Greater Christchurch Partnership – Environment Canterbury Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri – have been working together to implement a range of infrastructure and wider initiatives to help reduce transport emissions.”

“We are working on providing more cycleways and improving our public transport system so that people have good alternatives to using private vehicles.”