Street Lighting of Middleton Road Between Glenside and Tawa

Petition details

I am petitioning Council to provide adequate street lighting to Middleton Road between Glenside and Tawa. As a cyclist there is insufficient lighting to safely negotiate this stretch of road at night. There are a number of small slips each winter leaving rocks and debris strewn across the road and cycle lighting is not able to pick up these hazards until it is too late. This is the only stretch of road available to get from Wellington to Tawa and north. There are no alternatives.

Submitted by Marcus Gatara
Opened 18 April 2008
Closed 18 July 2008
Status Presented

Background information

Last winter I experienced several issues with hitting rocks and getting flat tyres. I could not see to fix the flats so had to walk a Kilometer or so to the nearest street light to effect repairs. I even got knocked off my bike as a motorist failed to see me in time and brushed beside me. This is a health and safety issue and I think its only a matter of time before someone gets killed.


Signatures: 134

What happened to this petition?

This petition closed for signatures on 18 July 2008.

The petition was presented to the Strategy and Policy Committee on 11 September 2008.

This petition was referred to officers to consider in their work. Petitioners are invited to submit on the draft Cycling Policy which is currently out for consultation.