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Traffic Resolution – Botanic Garden ki Paekākā to city

UPDATE 11 AUGUST 2022

On the 11th August 2022 WCC’s Planning and Environment Committee decided to adopt the cycleway plan for Tinakori Rd to Whitmore St, the only amendment being that the clearway on the downhill side of Tinakori Rd will be from 7AM-10AM not 7AM-9AM. The 10 minute park outside the dairy will be removed. A motion by Councillor Young to have a clearway uphill on Tinakori Rd was defeated, so all parking on that side of the road will be removed. Councillor Young’s vote was the only vote against the overall plan.

This experiment will run for 2 years. Suggestions for changes can be made within that time. More immediate consequences, ideally supported by facts and figures, could be presented to Council with requests for change to these transitional arrangements.

The next Thorndon streets to have separated cycle lanes designs prepared for them are Molesworth, Mulgrave and Murphy Streets.

The considerable efforts and contributions of the Thorndon community were acknowledged by the Chair. A full recording of the meeting is here:  https://youtu.be/IP8Km9AKD2Q

This WCC page announced the decision
https://wellington.govt.nz/news-and-events/news-and-information/our-wellington/2022/08/bot-garden-cycleway-update

Committee to consider bus and bike improvements 11th August 2022

We wanted to let you know that Pūroro Āmua, our Planning and Environment Committee, will consider the bus and bike improvements planned between Botanic Garden ki Paekākā and the city and feedback received during the recent traffic resolution consultation at a meeting this coming Thursday 11 August. The Zoom meeting is due to start at 9.30am. The paper about route is towards the end of the agenda.

You can watch the meeting live on Thursday on the Council’s YouTube channel or view the recording on this channel later.

Here is the agenda for the meeting.

You can read the TR134-22 Botanic Garden ki Paekākā to City Bike and Bus Improvements Traffic Resolution Committee report.

The consultation summary document can be found from page 23 of the pdf.
A report showing responses to the main themes submitters raised beings at page 79 of the pdf.

The minutes outlining what the Councillors and Mayor decide will be added to this web page a few days after the meeting.

Submission: Thorndon Resident Association (TRA) submission to Traffic Resolution 134-22 Botanic Garden ki Paekākā to City Cycleway

This document is a general submission made on behalf of the Thorndon Residents Association (TRA). There are also more specific submissions made by the impacted Thorndon residents and businesses and visitor group (who’s position the TRA fully supports) and individual TRA members.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRA SUBMISSION

Breakdown of submissions at 28 July 2022:
Total submissions received: 638
Submissions made via online form: 622
Submissions made via email: 16
People who indicated that they would like to make an oral submission: 34
Note: 4 duplicate submissions – taking the total number in the consultation summary to 634

To find out why the WCC are proposing the change, what they’d like to do, impacts, location, etc, click the link below:

https://www.transportprojects.org.nz/assets/Bot-gardens-to-city/TR134-22-Botanic-Garden-Cycle-and-Bus-lanes.pdf

TIMELINE FOR THE TRAFFIC RESOLUTION

5 July – Proposal is promulgated and submissions invited. There has been a letter box drop in the affected area, an advertisement in the newspaper and some social media notifications.

19 July – Community gathering to enable face to face contact and questioning with WCC Project Team

UPDATE  –  The community meeting was well supported. CLICK HERE to view the slide stack that the officers used.

26 July – Submissions close. Submissions can be on-line, following an online questionnaire format (with facility for additional comments) or the questionnaire can be downloaded and printed/posted, or your submission can be free format and sent in by email to .

UPDATECLICK HERE to view the TRA Submission.

More information is on WCC’s website:
https://www.transportprojects.org.nz/current/botanic-garden-to-city/

When submitting on the Traffic Resolution you need to indicate if you wish to make an oral presentation. Consider this important opportunity to highlight key aspects of your submission.

2 August – Oral hearings. These are likely to be five-minute time slots with visual presentations allowed.

11 August – Meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee of the Council to approve the cycle way provisions.