Fifty-five percent of Otaki’s energy use goes on transport fuels. It is perhaps the hardest nut to crack in terms of reducing energy use.
One of the most positive ways is to provide local people with as many ways as possible to reduce their use.
At the same time, the community can work with clean technology businesses who are exploring alternative fuels or ways to make fossil fuel more efficient and less polluting.
Making sure the New Zealand Transport Agency actually delivers on its promise of a Waikanae/ Otaki cycleway along the route of the proposed Expressway is the issue of the moment.
What if there was a clean technology commuter rail solution linking Palmerston North, Otaki and Waikanae? Early stage thinking around a new solution is underway.
Otaki has one bus route. There is a view in the community that it is not well designed and that this has the effect of discouraging use. A 2014 project is to identify the best route and to have that change introduced by the Greater Wellington Regional Council this year. Interested people from the community […]
Otaki is a proposed urban growth area. And yet it is the only town on the regional rail system without rail commuter services. This must change.
The Otaki College diesel vans and its lawnmower are now running on cleaner blended fuel. The local bus company also joined the blended fuel trial.
As part of a wider Kapiti Coast District Council initiative, older Council mowers used in Otaki are now running on a cleaner, more efficient emulsion mix of diesel and water.