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.

Find out more about The Lightfoot Initiative.

Current projects.

  • Active8
    Transforming Workplace TravelCongested concrete sprawl or vibrant alpine city? The future of Queenstown’s economy lies in active ...
  • GoGo Electro
    The new cargo eBike library scheme making travel in the Wakatipu free and easyWelcome to GoGo Electro. This is a free initiative cr...
  • Easter Express - Treasure Trail
    EASTER EXPRESS – TREASURE TRAILKIDS RIDE FREE! COLLECT PRIZES!Explore our beautiful town!The wheels on the bus are going ...
  • Test the Network Spring 2021
    Last week, the Lightfoot Initiative followed seven ordinary people in their daily journeys around the Whakatipu basin. For one week, they c...
  • All aboard the Lightfoot Express!
    The Lightfoot Express safely transports Queenstown Primary School children to their after-school activities in Frankton.
  • Bridging the A2 Route and State Highway 6
    A2 Route – Shotover bridge to FranktonThe Lightfoot Initiative is working alongside community stakeholders such as Wakatipu High S...
  • Women’s Social Trail Roll – last Sunday of the Month
    Too slow for the Tuesday bunch ride?Not ready for Hot Rod?Too young to join the e-Bike Gang(stas)?Join our monthly Trail Roll – calling...
  • Active Travel Mini-Expo 2020
    Queenstown’s inaugural Active Travel mini-expo was held on 2nd December 2020 during torrential rain. The weather highlighted one of the key...

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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