The Dunedin City Council has been forced to pare back
original plans for the controversial South Dunedin Cycle
Network, as the true costs of the project become apparent.
group of Dunedin businesses is the latest to take a stand
against cycleways in the city, getting together to oppose a
route through the harbourside industrial area.
The Dunedin City Council says it is taking stock of the South
Dunedin cycle network and reviewing the way forward as
project costs and complications start to mount.
Changes made to accommodate a cycle lane on Portobello Rd
continue to generate complaints, but the Dunedin City Council
says it will still be weeks before the problem is sorted.
It might be a little safer for people to cycle in central
Dunedin from next week.
The arguments of a lone Dunedin city councillor seeking to
have the South Dunedin Cycle Network stopped in its tracks
fell largely on deaf ears yesterday.
Decisions on the most controversial routes of the South
Dunedin Cycle Network will be saved until last.
The $4.5 million South Dunedin cycle network may not be
completed within the Dunedin City Council's four-year
deadline, as Victoria Rd potentially poses another stumbling
Dunedin city councillor Richard Thomson thinks he might have
a plan that could satisfy the desires of both sides of the
debate over which part of Portobello Rd/Harington Point Rd to
Dunedin's apparent obsession with car parking will not be
allowed to derail the new cycle lanes project, city
councillors warned yesterday.
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