A look at what GHL proposal bypasses

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Re: Heavy traffic bypass proposal, July 1 story.

A great idea — let’s take this to the next level of exploration now . . . !

Not sure why Shannon says it just transfers the problem. This from Google maps —

The current situation:

247 Awapuni Road to 40 Awapuni Road — 207 residences, one school, one petrol station and several retailers, motorhome caravan park, sports ground, park.

Awapuni Road/Customhouse Street — two accommodation providers, two residential complexes, one large mall and several other retail outlets.

52 Wainui Road to 620 Wainui Road — 568 residences, one school, two petrol stations, one large shopping mall and several small retailers, the YMCA and two parks.

Vs the proposed route:

84 to 104 Kaiti Beach Road — actually only 12 residences . . . Maybe add 2 to 32 Anzac Street — 30 residences and one school crossing.

Seems like a no-brainer to me — as long as the train tracks can also still be used for GCVR and freight too . . .

Also, make trucks from the north and west of the city travel through Makaraka and the Jolly Stockman hotel corner (so not Ormond Road) and then add:

1 to 444 Ormond Road — 400 residences, two schools, two pre-schools, two shopping precincts, two churches, a funeral home and nine residences on the Esplanade.

Rus Holland

Re: Heavy traffic bypass proposal, July 1 story.

A great idea — let’s take this to the next level of exploration now . . . !

Not sure why Shannon says it just transfers the problem. This from Google maps —

The current situation:

247 Awapuni Road to 40 Awapuni Road — 207 residences, one school, one petrol station and several retailers, motorhome caravan park, sports ground, park.

Awapuni Road/Customhouse Street — two accommodation providers, two residential complexes, one large mall and several other retail outlets.

52 Wainui Road to 620 Wainui Road — 568 residences, one school, two petrol stations, one large shopping mall and several small retailers, the YMCA and two parks.

Vs the proposed route:

84 to 104 Kaiti Beach Road — actually only 12 residences . . . Maybe add 2 to 32 Anzac Street — 30 residences and one school crossing.

Seems like a no-brainer to me — as long as the train tracks can also still be used for GCVR and freight too . . .

Also, make trucks from the north and west of the city travel through Makaraka and the Jolly Stockman hotel corner (so not Ormond Road) and then add:

1 to 444 Ormond Road — 400 residences, two schools, two pre-schools, two shopping precincts, two churches, a funeral home and nine residences on the Esplanade.

Rus Holland

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Anzac St Resident - 19 days ago
Would you (and the GHL directors) like this heavy traffic bypass to go past your back fences? I very much doubt it. So stop with the justification for putting it past ours. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
Also, let's be honest GHL, another reason you want a bypass in place is because of all the complaints from guests about the trucks going past the GHL-run Waikanae Top 10 Holiday Park. Sounds like a conflict of interest there.

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