Mayor of Hamilton

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Hamilton City Council mayoral election.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Encourage cycling, walking, bussing, carpooling, alternative transport, focusing on electric cars to reduce carbon footprint.

    Promoting road safety is essential to avoid accidents. We need to have a driving safely campaign involving all forms of transport and people.

    To avoid traffic congestion vehicles should be directed down alternative routes. This could be done by more effective traffic management.

  • Create more cycling, scooting, walking and passenger transport that are safe, easy to use and affordable.

    Complete the Bike on Pipes cycle project in Peacocke that creates safe off road walking and cycling over water infrastructure.

    Focus on our 10 minute neighbourhood plan to build walkable communities. This includes residential living in the city centre.

  • Enhance flow so you have more go, through more intelligently managed traffic lights and minimising unnecessary speed bumps to keep you moving.

    Work with bus networks to reduce empty busses and dependence on ratepayers.

  • Encourage people out of cars but don't inhibit car access or reduce car parks to deliberately frustrate motorists.

    Widen footpaths for cycle/scooter/pedestrian use and build off road cycleways wherever possible using parks and gullies.

    Source small electric shuttles and get rid of most of the huge buses which thunder around our suburbs.

  • Work with Waikato Regional Council to increase the number and frequency of buses on school routes to reduce congestion. Explore low/no-cost fares for students.

    Review $1b mode shift budget to see what's available for walking/bussing. 1% of trips in the city are by bike. More choose/need to walk/bus.

    Review the proposed closure of the Brooklyn Road leg of Five Cross Roads (part of the eastern cycleway). 10,000 cars per day currently use that route.

  • Encourage cycling, walking, bussing, carpooling, alternative transport, focusing on electric cars to reduce carbon footprint.

    Promoting road safety is essential to avoid accidents. We need to have a driving safely campaign involving all forms of transport and people.

    To avoid traffic congestion vehicles should be directed down alternative routes. This could be done by more effective traffic management.

  • Create more cycling, scooting, walking and passenger transport that are safe, easy to use and affordable.

    Complete the Bike on Pipes cycle project in Peacocke that creates safe off road walking and cycling over water infrastructure.

    Focus on our 10 minute neighbourhood plan to build walkable communities. This includes residential living in the city centre.

  • Enhance flow so you have more go, through more intelligently managed traffic lights and minimising unnecessary speed bumps to keep you moving.

    Work with bus networks to reduce empty busses and dependence on ratepayers.

  • Encourage people out of cars but don't inhibit car access or reduce car parks to deliberately frustrate motorists.

    Widen footpaths for cycle/scooter/pedestrian use and build off road cycleways wherever possible using parks and gullies.

    Source small electric shuttles and get rid of most of the huge buses which thunder around our suburbs.

  • Work with Waikato Regional Council to increase the number and frequency of buses on school routes to reduce congestion. Explore low/no-cost fares for students.

    Review $1b mode shift budget to see what's available for walking/bussing. 1% of trips in the city are by bike. More choose/need to walk/bus.

    Review the proposed closure of the Brooklyn Road leg of Five Cross Roads (part of the eastern cycleway). 10,000 cars per day currently use that route.