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Why Take a Car When You Can Take a Bus

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Hastings and Napier are just 20 kilometres apart so it is easy to catch a bus to travel between the two cities, or to get from the suburbs into work.

Bike-Rack-Launch-0912-2The public transport network is efficient and affordable, with generous concessions for smart card passengers. Included in the public transport network is an express bus service which travels between Havelock North, Hastings and Napier, with the inter-city ride taking just 35 minutes. Two express services operate each morning and evening, in both directions, to fit with work schedules, while other buses travel between Hastings and Napier every 20 minutes in peak times and every half hour off peak.

Services bringing suburban commuters into each city are frequent, and timed to provide central city workers with the option of leaving their cars at home. Bikes are carried free of charge on most of the bus fleet, and passengers are encouraged to combine cycling with their bus trip. Bike stands have been installed at many of the regular bus stops. Successful cities around the world rely on effective public transport – Hastings and Napier are no exceptions. Providing convenient connections means people can make smarter choices about how they travel to and from work each day. Being flat and easy to navigate makes Hastings and Napier are great cities for those who like to combine walking and cycling with public transport routes.