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The removal of the cycle lane from around Greta Point creates a greater hazard for cyclists in this area. In addition, plans to construct traffic islands down the centre of the road further add to lane constriction and the potential for a collision.
I believe the council should be promoting cycling to and from work not making it a more dangerous exercise.
I propose the council reinstate the north bound cycle lane.
Evans Bay Parade is one of the popular cycle routes to and from work in Wellington and is well established as part of the round the bays route, which is a popular recreational ride on evenings and weekends.
The childcare centres in this area provide poor parking for parents, with the tails of vehicles often encroaching into the active traffic lane, creating further risk to cyclists.
The council does provide a cycle lane on the footpath; observation proves this is rarely used by cyclists.
This petition closed for signatures on 4 May 2008.
The petition was presented to the Strategy and Policy Committee on 14 August 2008.
This petition was referred to officers to consider in their work. A number of traffic calming measures have been put in place along Greta Point to improve safety. These changes will help improve the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.
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