For the journey ahead...

For the journey ahead...

For the journey ahead...

For the journey ahead...

For the journey ahead...

For the journey ahead...

For the journey ahead...

We must go together.

There’s an old saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” But what happens when going alone slows you down too?

Only with a safe, efficient and sustainable travel network can we ensure a positive future for our communities and businesses in the Whakatipu.

The Lightfoot Initiative was started to help meet this shared goal of less reliance on car travel, less congestion on our roads, less carbon in our atmosphere.

This isn’t about being anti-car. Rather it is about inspiring a change in thinking about how we move around this beautiful place – and making certain this change can occur regardless of the challenging transport conditions ahead.

The future stretches out in front of us. We need the vision and wherewithal to meet it on the right foot.

Current projects.

Help support Lightfoot.

We need your help!

Donate time and join our committed network of transport networkers. Help us make the connections that count!

And with your financial support we can help ensure everyone in Queenstown understands the incredible opportunities active travel offers the future of our place.

Bike. Bus. Brilliant.

A bike-bus journey offers the best of both worlds – ease of travel over longer distances and the enjoyment of pedal-powered freedom.

Make some time for you.

See how a fast, reliable bus network puts less stress on our roads – and less stress on you.

There’s more than one way to get there.

Bike or bus, scoot or skate, walk or run or pogo or skip or dance or, well… it doesn’t really matter how – just one less car trip a week makes a difference.

Why not travel in good company?

If a problem shared is a problem halved, then dividing one car between many helps make the trip with less cost and less congestion.

Let’s do this.

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Two more winning photos from the Aotearoa Bike Challenge socials page.
Big thanks to Tom Woodward (Dreamline) and Aroha Hyland (Groms Ride) for showing us the recreational side of cycling.
50 buck vouchers coming your way!Load your biking photos to win prizes in the last few days of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge
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Two more winning photos from the Aotearoa Bike Challenge 'socials' page.
Big thanks to Tom Woodward (Dreamline) and Aroha Hyland (Groms Ride) for showing us the recreational side of cycling.
50 buck vouchers coming your way!

Load your biking photos to win prizes in the last few daAotearoa Bike Challenge Queenstown Mountain Bike Club Bike Club

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Waste-free Pitstop Wednesdays... a huge shout out to the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust who have loaned us their super cool mugs during the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.
Across three sites, weve had around 300 cups of delicious coffee brewed straight into these fab reusable mugs. Thats allota waste saved... and with pastries straight from EuropeanBakery, were talking about a plastic free on-the-go brekkie.
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Waste-free Pitstop Wednesdays... a huge shout out to the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust who have loaned us their super cool mugs during the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.
Across three sites, we've had around 300 cups of delicious coffee brewed straight into these fab reusable mugs. That's allota waste saved... and with pastries straight from EuropeanBakery, we're talking about a plastic free on-the-go brekkie.
We 💚 the possibilities!
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85,000 kms travelled & 6500 trips by bike across the Queenstown Lakes in 20 days! Thats amazing - must be time to stoke the engine with free barista coffee and brekkie. Two more Wednesdays, three locations - if you havent made a trip by bike yet this February, then NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
Frankton Marina | Glenda Drive | Lakeside Road - Wanaka
7am - 9am.
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Queenstown Business Chamber of Commerce
Queenstown Trails
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Bike Wānaka
Wao Aotearoa
Upper Clutha Tracks Trust
Upper Clutha Transport
Queenstown Mountain Bike Club

85,000 kms travelled & 6500 trips by bike across the Queenstown Lakes in 20 days! That's amazing - must be time to stoke the engine with free barista coffee and brekkie. Two more Wednesdays, three locations - if you haven't made a trip by bike yet this February, then NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
Frankton Marina | Glenda Drive | Lakeside Road - Wanaka
7am - 9am.
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Queenstown Business Chamber of Commerce
Queenstown Trails
More FM Queenstown, Wānaka & Central Otago
Bike Wānaka
Wao Aotearoa
Upper Clutha Tracks Trust
Upper Clutha Transport
Queenstown Mountain Bike Club
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The Lightfoot Initiative
FREE bike repairs and safety checks... week 3 of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge... see you with your kids bike, your bike, your nanas bike. Our mechanics can (probably) sort it out! Remarkables Market from 9am to 2pm - double trouble with two mechanics on duty... come and keep them busy!
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Sustainable Queenstown Lakes Community

FREE bike repairs and safety checks... week 3 of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge... see you with your kid's bike, your bike, your nana's bike. Our mechanics can (probably) sorRemarkables Marketles Market from 9am to 2pm - double trouble with two mechanics on duty... come and keep tQueenstown Lakes District Councilct Council
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The weather will be HOT. Its Valentines Day, so go on and treat yourself... Coffee and Danish to keep you rolling throughout the day.
See you at Frankton Marina or Glenda Drive between 7 and 9am on ya bike!Served up by the Aotearoa Bike Challenge with big thanks to Queenstown Lakes District Council !!Queenstown Trails
Sustainable Queenstown
Rotary Club of Queenstown, NZ

The weather will be HOT. It's Valentine's Day, so go on and treat yourself... Coffee and Danish to keep you rolling throughout the day.
See you at Frankton Marina or Glenda Drive between 7 and 9am on ya bike!

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