Present compared to glimpse of future

LETTER

I read with interest “Glimpse of the future” in The Gisborne Herald on Wednesday, June 14.

The following morning I went for a walk to look at the areas mentioned in the article.

Walking along Grey Street toward the beach I can understand why Mayor Foon said Grey Street needed to be the highest priority.

Reaching Waikanae Beach, which had 3.5 metre swells and waves crashing over the breakwater, it was obviously too rough for swimming.

Following the cycle path I came to the rail bridge used only a few hours each year for the train, and wondered why this bridge is not developed into a cycle and walkway instead of building a new bridge.

When I reached the Gladstone Road bridge I can understand why the Mayor described this very noisy area as a “truck-busy” place.

Going back to Grey Street through the Railway Reserve, with Waikanae Creek full because of high tide, I wondered why there are not gates or valves that could be opened and closed to keep the creek full and improve the scruffy Railway Reserve for the benefit of locals and visitors to swim or canoe in.

Tony Dobson

I read with interest “Glimpse of the future” in The Gisborne Herald on Wednesday, June 14.

The following morning I went for a walk to look at the areas mentioned in the article.

Walking along Grey Street toward the beach I can understand why Mayor Foon said Grey Street needed to be the highest priority.

Reaching Waikanae Beach, which had 3.5 metre swells and waves crashing over the breakwater, it was obviously too rough for swimming.

Following the cycle path I came to the rail bridge used only a few hours each year for the train, and wondered why this bridge is not developed into a cycle and walkway instead of building a new bridge.

When I reached the Gladstone Road bridge I can understand why the Mayor described this very noisy area as a “truck-busy” place.

Going back to Grey Street through the Railway Reserve, with Waikanae Creek full because of high tide, I wondered why there are not gates or valves that could be opened and closed to keep the creek full and improve the scruffy Railway Reserve for the benefit of locals and visitors to swim or canoe in.

Tony Dobson

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