A proposal to further develop options for cycle lanes on
Dunedin's one-way system has been approved by the Otago
New Zealand Transport Agency's highway and network operations
had applied to the Otago Regional Transport Committee to
include in the Regional Land Transport Programme for 2012-15
a proposal to develop the cycle lane options.
To do so, the programme had to be varied by up to $1 million,
which the committee approved last month.
The decision needed approval from the regional council before
it could go back to the transport agency for final approval.
Transport committee chairman Cr Trevor Kempton, said at a
regional council meeting yesterday the variation to fund the
business case and detailed design work of the options for the
cycle lanes from the Oval to Pine Hill ticked many of the
boxes for the committee.
''It means we walk the talk of transport being more than one
It was also not often there was funding available from the
transport agency over and above what was already allocated,
''I recommend the council grabs it with both hands.''
Cr David Shepherd said it was gratifying Cr Kempton suggested
the cycle lanes would not affect the route and heavy
It was important any changes provided ''good separation of
cycles, traffic and parked cars while maintaining a critical
arterial route'', he said.