Friday, November 3, 2023

Richmond Transport Choices News


Part of the proposed plan for Champion Road. Credit Tasman District Council.

Exciting News for Richmond Residents: Transformation of Champion Road Coming!

Prepare for a brand-new, safer, and more vibrant Champion Road in Richmond, as the Tasman District Council gears up to kickstart an innovative transformation between Salisbury Road and Hill Street. This project isn't just about improving infrastructure – it's about making the streets safer for our community.

Collaboration is at the heart of this endeavour, as a dedicated group of local residents has joined forces with TDC’s project team to pioneer a cutting-edge layout that prioritises cyclist safety and road enhancements. Imagine a Champion Road that's not only efficient but also a hub for healthy and sustainable transportation.

One of the standout features of this venture is the construction of a state-of-the-art raised pedestrian crossing outside Garin College, ensuring the safety of pedestrians and students. Additionally, TDC are introducing dedicated cycle lanes that will be separated from traffic, making it easier and safer for cyclists to navigate our town.

The great news is that this transformation is made possible through a partnership with Waka Kotahi's Streets for People and Transport Choices programs, guaranteeing that we're moving toward a more accessible and people-friendly Richmond. TDC are committed to environmental sustainability too, as the materials used in this project will be easily repurposed, allowing for hassle-free adjustments to the design if needed.

Mark your calendars for December when the work is set to begin, and get ready to embrace the positive changes that Champion Road has in store for you. Stay up to date at

Pigeon Post News, Richmond.

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