Park & Ride locations
Waimakariri District Council will ensure Park & Ride facilities are available in both Kaiapoi and Rangiora by the time the direct commuter buses would begin. Park & Ride facilities provide free parking spaces that allow drivers to connect with carpools and buses for the rest of their journey.
Park & Ride facilities would initially be provided in north, central and south Rangiora, as well as in central and south Kaiapoi (see the map for proposed locations). The aim is to utilise and improve existing facilities in the short-term, but it is possible that new sites could be required in the future as demand increases, and as growing centres in other parts of the district, such as Woodend and Pegasus, develop further.
The following facilities would be provided at Park & Ride locations in the short-term:
- Firm, well-draining surfaces
- Bus shelters
- Lockable bike stands
- Clear signage
- Mobility parking
Over time, we will look to further develop these areas with sealed surfaces, security measures, and electronic signage showing bus estimated time of arrival, timetables and expected journey times.
Both the interim and the longer-term Park & Ride facilities have been budgeted for, so there would be no further impact on your Waimakariri District rates for these facilities.