Invasion of Sunday peace

LETTER

Re: Abuse at Makorori Beach, July 12 letter.

As Makorori Beach residents, we totally agree with Mike. The beach is a playground for families, surfers, tourists and the like, and it is also our “front yard”. To this end we find it an invasion of our peaceful Sundays. The bikes roaring around the beach create an echo off the hills that reverberates across the houses — no peaceful Sunday for us! At times we have had bikes enter the housing zone, where they wheel stand, speed and make for an unsafe play area for the young kids and animals that live here.

If we roared up and down a suburban street on a Sunday afternoon would this be acceptable to the residents, or against city bylaws? Perhaps having the races at Midway or Waikanae beach?

A rethink on the environmental and public impact definitely needs to happen.

Gaynor and Richard

Re: Abuse at Makorori Beach, July 12 letter.

As Makorori Beach residents, we totally agree with Mike. The beach is a playground for families, surfers, tourists and the like, and it is also our “front yard”. To this end we find it an invasion of our peaceful Sundays. The bikes roaring around the beach create an echo off the hills that reverberates across the houses — no peaceful Sunday for us! At times we have had bikes enter the housing zone, where they wheel stand, speed and make for an unsafe play area for the young kids and animals that live here.

If we roared up and down a suburban street on a Sunday afternoon would this be acceptable to the residents, or against city bylaws? Perhaps having the races at Midway or Waikanae beach?

A rethink on the environmental and public impact definitely needs to happen.

Gaynor and Richard

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