Just add ‘cyclist aware’ signs

LETTER

Tell me, why is it that anyone would think it was a good idea to block off Hinaki Street, Wildish Street and Craig Road at their Rutene Road exits, for the sake of the proposed dual cycleway?

Hinaki and Wildish Streets already have Give Way signs and Craig Road a compulsory Stop! It would be “overkill” to close them completely for the sake of the few cyclists using the cycleway, compared with the large number of motorists who use those roads.

Leaving those exits as they are and adding “cyclist aware” signage and road markings would be sufficient. Closing those roads would also limit easy access to the affected areas by emergency services.

Catherine Brown

Tell me, why is it that anyone would think it was a good idea to block off Hinaki Street, Wildish Street and Craig Road at their Rutene Road exits, for the sake of the proposed dual cycleway?

Hinaki and Wildish Streets already have Give Way signs and Craig Road a compulsory Stop! It would be “overkill” to close them completely for the sake of the few cyclists using the cycleway, compared with the large number of motorists who use those roads.

Leaving those exits as they are and adding “cyclist aware” signage and road markings would be sufficient. Closing those roads would also limit easy access to the affected areas by emergency services.

Catherine Brown

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John Fricker - 5 months ago
How about banning cyclists from turning down these streets as well? It's only fair. By the way, has anyone else noticed the population explosion in the council's car park at the back of the new unnecessary building?
There are scores of vehicles parked there every night. If the council is so convinced that cycling is the way forward, why don't they get rid of their fleet and make their employees cycle instead? Makes sense to me.
If employees do occasionally need a vehicle to get around they should be using electric and queuing up at Gisborne's only recharge centre in Gladstone Road after every 50 miles or so when the batteries are flat.
Maybe put a tea shed there so they have something to do while their batteries recharge. On second thoughts, a full-blown restaurant may be a better idea as it will take most of the day to attain a full charge.
We may even get Pastor Bob Hughes to deliver a sermon whilst he and they recharge their batteries.
I presume Pastor Bob does run an electric vehicle. Please don't tell me he uses that disgusting fossil fuel known as petrol to get around!

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