The corner of Memorial Ave and Greers Road is to be made more ‘efficient’. The Orbiter and motorists are inconvenienced by people on bikes and all those kids going to school on foot. The solution? Remove the Greers Rd cycle lane, narrow the footpath.
Burnside High is on this corner Memorial Ave needs cycle lanes and people who want to cycle safely need infrastructure. Yet Council staff continues to chip away on behalf of motorized transport with piecemeal ‘solutions’ which further prioritize motorists and enshrine their ‘existing use rights’. The use rights of pedestrians and cyclists don’t seem to matter.
Building a complete cycle network, encouraging the ‘interested but concerned and enabling children to walk and cycle to school are Council policy yet remain in Council staff’s ‘too hard’ basket.
Let Councillors know that real change is needed. No more catering to the status quo of motorized transport domination through piecemeal projects which just continue to increase car dependency and congestion. While formal submissions to this project are not being taken the Community Board will consider it at their Monday 18 March meeting.
Politely let Councillors and Community Board members know what you think. If you want to speak, cc Margaret Henderson, Community Board Adviser to schedule you in. email@example.com
This project is in the Fendalton/Waimairi/Harewood Community Board. Chair firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Chair email@example.com and local Councillors firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org It’s an election year, perhaps they will listen.