What is Let's Go?
Let’s Go is all about getting more people to choose walking, riding or taking the bus over using cars for short trips.
Let’s Go encompasses both infrastructure changes, such as new walking or cycling facilities, upgrades and improvements to what we have currently and things that might changes people’s attitude and behaviour through things like cyclist skills training, travel planning, events and competitions.
We’re doing pretty well in Nelson, it’s a great place to walk and cycle already but we can always do more!
- Cycling activity growth rate is 3.4% average per annum since 2001
- Walking activity growth rate is 4.4% average per annum since 2001
- 45% of Nelson residents cycled in 2012
- 18.3% of Nelson residents walked and cycled to work in the 2013 Census
Find out more about Nelson City Council’s plans and initiatives for active transport with the Out and About Policy.
Great places to walk or bike
Find out more about cycling and great places to do it.
Nelson is blessed with some lovely walks, find out more here.
Find out how easy and convenient it can be to jump on the NBus and get to work, school or anywhere you want to go. Check it out here.
Carpooling is a great way to keep travel costs down, especially when you can access free all day parking. Get the details here.
Bikes in Schools
Council contributed financially to this project. It is further supported with our RIDE ON cycle training to upskill all the kids using these tracks. We have also funded a similar track at Broadgreen Intermediate which is under construction and due to be officially opened in the New Year. Check out a video of the new bike path at Nelson Intermediate School.