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Belfast to Kaiapoi Cycle Route

Earlier this year the KPA made a submission to the Waimakariri District Council (WDC) requesting consultation with the KPA regarding the proposed route for the Belfast to Kaiapoi cycleway, and requesting that the route go through central Kaiapoi.

 

Despite this the WDC have selected a preferred route that bypasses central Kaiapoi, as detailed at the attached link.

 

https://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/have-a-say/lets-talk/consultations/lets-talk-about-a-cycle-connection-to-christchurch

The KPA will be making a submission supporting the adoption of the Doubledays Road via the Waimakariri River Regional Park rather than the Council’s preferred route. The reason that KPA opposes the preferred route are:

  • A large proportion of the preferred route is on existing streets.
  • The preferred route has to cross Isaac Wilson Road, Ohoka Road, Fuller Street, Hilton Street, and Raven Quay.
  • It is highly likely that most of the users will be recreational riders rather than commuters.
  • We want to encourage visitors to central Kaiapoi, a is a key component of the strategy to attract visitors to the town.

If you want the WDC to reconsider their preferred route and have a cycle route that will serve both commuters and recreational riders we strongly encourage to make submissions either from your business, or personally.

 

I have enclosed a copy of the consultation form, and also a link to the OnLine Submission Form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7FLYBSH

 

The table has suggested wording for the various sections that you can cut and paste into the online form, or this editable PDF.

 

The consultation period ends at 8am Monday 12 August 2019.

 

Online

PDF

Suggested wording

5

1

I / we oppose the council’s preferred route for the following reasons:

  • A large proportion of the preferred route is on existing streets and will be unsafe for riders who are not totally confident.
  • The proposed route will not be safe for young riders and will not encourage them to cycle
  • The preferred route has to cross Isaac Wilson Road, Ohoka Road, Fuller Street, Hilton Street, and Raven Quay.
  • It is highly likely that most of the users will be recreational riders rather than commuters.
  • We want to encourage visitors to central Kaiapoi
  • The Doubledays Road via the Waimakariri River Regional Park should be selected as the preferred route as it is much safer and the travel time will be similar to that of the councils preferred route.

6

2

Select

  1. A safe route
  1. A direct route
  1. A scenic route

4     Other

8

3

Select option 1  Shared paths, pedestrian / cycle

15

10

Select option 2 Safest route

16

11

Select Yes and Yes

 

 

We will keep you informed of progress on this project as it works its way through the council system.

Nga mihi

Martin Pinkham

Chair Kaiapoi Promotion Association

Phone +64 3 327 4535  | Cell  +64 21 548 751

Email martin@pinkham.co.nz

 

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