The latest Dunedin City Council discussion about future
vehicle access on John Wilson Ocean Dr was yesterday put off
until late October.
The council's community development committee was set to
consider a report from council staff recommending councillors
not support two ideas suggested for the road, which has been
closed since 2006, when the Tahuna outfall was constructed.
The ideas were to install a barrier arm for limited
swipe-card access to the road, or to close it completely and
install a skate strip for ski-dog training.
However, councillors were sidetracked by a separate
recommendation to reduce the proposed speed limit on the
drive from 30kmh to 20kmh.
That discussion was intended to take place at the full
council meeting on October 29.
Councillors decided it made more sense to discuss everything
at the same time, and without enough information on the
implications of a speed limit change, decided to defer the
discussion to the council meeting on October 29.