The Wellington City Council has in recent months, in conjunction with the Greater Wellington Regional Council cancelled the Basin Flyover, wants to consider congestion tolls in Wellington and now is devoting more that $100 million to an integrated series of cycle routes….none of which will actually help with congestion.
Worse they seem to be lumbering taxpayers from other regions for the bill.
After plenty of big talk about changing the face of cycling in Wellington, the council has written a big cheque to match.
The Wellington City Council has agreed to spend $101 million on new cycle lanes across the capital over the next 20 years, with $30m being spent in the first three years to really get the programme going.
Wellington’s ‘Master Plan’ for cycling, which was approved by the council’s transport and urban development committee on Wednesday, identifies the CBD, eastern suburbs and the route between the railway station and Ngauranga as the first areas for development. Read more »