Bike park great, but misused

LETTER

What an amazing facility the new kids’ bike education park is near Midway Beach. We were, however, most concerned when we took our mokopuna there to see little or no parental supervision; very few kids, if any, wearing helmets; two to three-year-olds using the main park; and several kids riding scooters wherever they wanted to, including on footpaths, through red lights, and on the wrong side of the road. What’s more, some of the offenders were parents!

Better signage is required, however proper supervision by parents is a must. We thought this was for education and not just a “free-for-all fun park”.

We were very surprised not to see accidents.

Maybe someone can comment.

Concerned Poppa

What an amazing facility the new kids’ bike education park is near Midway Beach. We were, however, most concerned when we took our mokopuna there to see little or no parental supervision; very few kids, if any, wearing helmets; two to three-year-olds using the main park; and several kids riding scooters wherever they wanted to, including on footpaths, through red lights, and on the wrong side of the road. What’s more, some of the offenders were parents!

Better signage is required, however proper supervision by parents is a must. We thought this was for education and not just a “free-for-all fun park”.

We were very surprised not to see accidents.

Maybe someone can comment.

Concerned Poppa

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Peter Jones - 11 months ago
Just more needless expense for what amounts to a public control psyop. I mean, fancy kids running red lights at a park and driving scooters wherever they want to. How much parental supervision did you expect? It looks great though. Very dinky. Just needs a few neons saying "Obey" and "Conform".

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