The two which have been in the news and many are keenly interested in:
The separate cycle lane over the Waikanae River. It seems that a clip-on to the side of the road bridge (we assume the west side) to carry this is what is now intended. The NZTA guy said it won’t be cheap, however, about $800,000 and an issue for them is their ability to pay for it as the general roading budget has been reduced by the present government. However, it seems that the government is also as keen as the last government on Politically Correct cycle lanes, so that may be the deciding factor that means Ratepayers won’t be footing the bill.
The Second Crossing of the Railway Line. John Osborne was forthright in telling Sean Mallon of the council that the planned emergency crossing was a waste of money and they should be getting on with this announcement in the Long Term Plan right now:
In the absence of anything being done about an underpass for Elizabeth Street, it certainly needs to happen — and it would make the emergency crossing through Goodman’s yard unnecessary. Whether they will heed this, remains to be seen.
Well done those people. But it seems that the council is still not listening.