NZTA paying for clip-on

LETTER

Re: Priorities seem mixed up, November 30 letter.

The clip-on bridge project is fully funded by the NZ Transport Agency as part of its programme for improving the cycle link from Kaiti to the CBD.

The ultimate aim for widening the existing layout is to improve safety for both drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The added benefit of NZTA’s investment for our community is its complementary connection to the Navigations Programme which aims to showcase our region’s unique culture and heritage through linking the inner harbour precinct.

The bridge is part of the State Highway network owned by the NZTA; the rail bridge is privately owned, which is why it was ruled out.

Nedine Thatcher Swann

Gisborne District Council CEO

Re: Priorities seem mixed up, November 30 letter.

The clip-on bridge project is fully funded by the NZ Transport Agency as part of its programme for improving the cycle link from Kaiti to the CBD.

The ultimate aim for widening the existing layout is to improve safety for both drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The added benefit of NZTA’s investment for our community is its complementary connection to the Navigations Programme which aims to showcase our region’s unique culture and heritage through linking the inner harbour precinct.

The bridge is part of the State Highway network owned by the NZTA; the rail bridge is privately owned, which is why it was ruled out.

Nedine Thatcher Swann

Gisborne District Council CEO

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Paula Renouf - 10 days ago
This is good news! Please GDC, would you consider making the footpath running east to west (town to market/museum/Whataupoko) on the Peel Street Bridge officially "priority cyclists"? The roadway in that direction is unsafe for bikes. With the scant bike traffic at present, there is no reason pedestrians could not walk on it - but knowing bikes have priority on that side.

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