Island Bay Cycleway Re-Consultation

Four options for a re-modelled Island Bay Cycleway have been drawn-up after almost a year of  consultation with various community groups. Consultation on ‘Love the Bay Cycleway’ ends on August 13

Links to WCC’s consultation can be found below:

Make a Submission (before August 13th)

Consultation page with supporting documents

pdf document with the options outlined and explained 

It will be great to have the Island Bay cycleway is finished so that the next stages of the cycleway can be started; giving the masses closer to town more good and safe options for their daily commute

Upper Hutt Station – Second Track, Second Platform

Probably the biggest choke point on the Hutt Valley train line is between at Upper Hutt and Trentham, where commuter trains leaving Upper Hutt have to negotiate a stretch of single-track between the two stations. Continue reading →

Cycleways and Roadworks

The placement of this road sign and cone shows a complete lack of consideration for cyclists,  but it need not be the case.

The placement of this road sign and cone shows a complete lack of consideration for cyclists, but it need not be the case.

Photo of the day: contractor placing sign on cycleways. There’s no two ways about it,  this sign is on a bike lane  – it’s right there in green, with a white bike in it, but obscured by a road cone and sign stand, on both sides of the road. Is the cone there just to completely block the cycleway and force cyclists into traffic?

On a weekend when recreational cyclists use the road and form an opinion on whether they might like to cycle to work, it’s things like this – being forced into traffic even for a short time – that could be the dealmaker.  Continue reading →