Piha R&R submitted on the Waitakere Ranges Public Transport Survey and included the previous Submission on a proposed shuttle service. After 18 months since the survey closed, Auckland council has finally published the survey results as shown below:
The potential routes are:
- Piha to Glen Eden via Waiatarua and Oratia
- Huia to New Lynn.
Auckland Transport (AT) and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board asked for feedback on the public transport needs of people in the Waitakere Ranges area.
The survey targeted residents of areas that either have no current public transport service or a limited service:
- French Bay
- Henderson Valley
- Konini (Kaurilands Rd, Daffodil St, Konini Rd)
- Paturoa Bay
- South Titirangi
- Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
- Wood Bay
- Woodlands Park.
View the full Survey Summary Report at at.govt.nz
Waitakere Ranges Local Board Chairperson, Greg Presland, says, “There is a need for public transport in the ranges – we are very keen that residents and visitors have better transport choices.”
Anthony Cross, Network Development Manager at AT, is pleased with the level of engagement from the community. “For services to be viable in the long term we need to see demand from local residents and ideally visitors too.”
“With the geographic nature of the Waitakere Ranges, we will be investigating innovative solutions such as a minivan, online booking system and on-demand services.”
Further investigation will be done after the New Network‘s implementation is completed in the second half of 2018.
Survey results available
Detailed results from the survey conducted from 18 March to 29 April 2016 are now available. 839 submissions were received with 356 hardcopy feedback forms and 483 online submissions.
Printed versions of the report will be available at local libraries, customer services centres and local board offices:
- Waitakere Central Library, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson
- Ranui Library, cnr Swanson Road and Armada Drive, Ranui
- Titirangi Library, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi
- New Lynn Library, 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn
- Western Service Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson
Local Board offices:
- Waitakere Ranges Local Board, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden
- Henderson-Massey Local Board, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson
- Whau Local Board, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
Waitakere Ranges Public Transport Survey Results
Thank you for your feedback on public transport in the Waitakere Ranges and surrounding areas, during the survey conducted by Auckland Transport in March / April 2016. We have now published the results of the survey.
For detailed information about the feedback received please download the Survey Summary Report from www.AT.govt.nz/NewNetwork. Hardcopies are also available from local board offices, service centres and libraries in West Auckland (see a list at the end of this email).
Summary of the results
The survey received 356 hardcopy feedback forms and 483 online submissions, totalling 839 responses. The highest participation was from residents of Huia / Cornwallis / Parau (132 respondents, 13.8%) closely followed by residents from Wood Bay / French Bay / Paturoa Bay / South Titirangi (115 respondents,12.8%) and Piha (113 respondents, 12%).
Survey participants were asked to select their preferred destinations based on where they live. Feedback from people whose preferred destinations could be accommodated by the same route were analysed together. The popularity and likelihood of using a public transport service was the main focus of the analysis. Demand was analysed with respect to potential summer and winter usage, peak and off peak times and weekend patronage.
Results indicated that if we could provide a service, there would be a relatively low level of demand which is not sufficient to trial a viable service. However, two potential routes were identified that AT will be investigating further: 1) Piha to Glen Eden via Waiatarua and Oratia, and 2) Huia to New Lynn.
Further assessment into funding and route options will be undertaken in the second half of 2018 after the implementation of the new bus network.
To stay informed you are welcome to sign up for the New Public Transport Network email newsletter at: www.AT.govt.nz/newnetwork. In the preferences section, please select “New Network for Public Transport.”
The Survey Summary Report will be available for viewing at:
|Waitakere Central Library||3 Ratanui Street||Henderson|
|Ranui Library||Cnr Swanson Road and Armada Drive||Ranui|
|Titirangi Library||500 South Titirangi Road||Titirangi|
|New Lynn Library||3 Memorial Drive||New Lynn|
Ø Service Centres:
|Western Service Centre||6 Henderson Valley Road||Henderson
Ø Local Board Offices:
|Waitakere Ranges Local Board||39 Glenmall Place||Glen Eden|
|Henderson-Massey Local Board||6 Henderson Valley Road||Henderson|
|Whau Local Board||31 Totara Avenue||New Lynn|
If you have any questions or require any further information, please go to our website or contact Auckland Transport on (09) 366 6400.