The Island Bay Cycle Way preliminary plan was approved by Councillors on the 24th of June while untested by the Cycling Framework Formula that determines whether the Councils plan is safer then what we have now. For the people of Island Bay this is extremely bad news and for the City as a whole another blow against public safety.
The Cycling Framework was designed to deliver safe cycle ways and on page 17 under comments states the following;
We will only implement cycle ways if they are safer than what we have
now. Safety considerations include:
Speed and mass differentials between modes
Perceived safety barriers
How safety affects uptake of cycling.