Ban on smoking along the city's "Golden Mile"

Petition details

A proposal to ban smoking along the streets making up the city's Golden Mile - Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Manners Street/Manners Mall and Courtenay Place.

Submitted by Charlie Dickson
Opened 25 September 2009
Closed 25 January 2010
Status Presented

Background information

The majority of people walking down Wellington's very busy Golden Mile object to having to negotiate second-hand smoke from smokers walking in front of them or sitting outside cafes. A lunch break outside the office can turn into a not so pleasant experience. Let's make the Golden Mile more attractive to city workers, visitors/tourists, etc. It has been shown that official enforcement is not required after smoking bans are put in place; they become self-policed by the general public.


Signatures: 671

What happened to this petition?

This petition closed for signatures on 25 January 2010.

The petition was presented to the Strategy and Policy Committee on 18 February 2010.

The Strategy and Policy Committee received the petition at their meeting on 18 February 2010.