The Pink Pathway designers must be pissing themselves with laughter

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The project team worked with Maori artist Katz Maihi and Iwi throughout the urban design stages to include Maori designs and ensure the path has a distinctly New Zealand identity. The design includes a large koru pattern. Following a recommendation from iwi the section of the cycleway which incorporates the Canada Street Bridge as well as the old Nelson Street motorway off-ramp will be called ?Te Ara I Whiti?, which translates as the Lightpath.

A reader emails:

Merry Christmas Cameron et al

Today I went for a walk on the pink sky pathway.

Two observations:

  1. The pink is sparkly and highly reflective. Great for night but during the day with the sun shining it is diabolical. It is headache inducing and extremely obvious that it is a big mistake. One wears a cap for shade but on the top of the head not under it. This places a pink sun on the floor in front of you. It will need to be repainted. The yellow path at the other end is not a problem.

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  2. Have you seen the mural at the Nelson St entrance? I haven?t seen this in the news but it is pretty obvious what the picture is meant to represent. Yes, it is a penis entering a vagina. No doubt a cultural symbol representing a $11 million new life starting for an old bridge.

I think it is more likely to accurately represent the rogering of ratepayers by road maggots, designers and council planners.

The designers will be sniggering to themselves that they got away with it all.

 

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