John Wilson Drive

Six-figure proposal for seaside drive

Six-figure proposal for seaside drive

The transformation of Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr into a shared space for walkers, cyclists and motorists is likely to cost less than $1 million, but the results could be "quite magnificent", Dunedin City Council staff say.

Ocean drive traffic trial suggested

Ocean drive traffic trial suggested

Plans to separate motorists from cyclists and pedestrians on Dunedin's scenic John Wilson Ocean Dr should be trialled before money is spent on a permanent solution, a Dunedin city councillor says.

Ocean drive costs not released till next year

Ocean drive costs not released till next year

The cost of developing Dunedin's scenic John Wilson Ocean Dr into a shared space for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists is about to become clearer.

Ocean road plan may be revisited

Ocean road plan may be revisited

Dunedin city councillors have backed plans to reopen John Wilson Ocean Dr to vehicles, despite a warning they might have to revisit the controversial debate again.

Striking a balance

Striking a balance

It seems extraordinary that by the time the future of Dunedin's John Wilson Ocean Dr is secure, years will have passed from the moment in 2006 when the road was closed "temporarily" to allow unimpeded construction of the city's extended sewage outfall.

Vehicles back on ocean road

Vehicles back on ocean road

Dunedin's scenic John Wilson Ocean Dr will reopen to vehicles for restricted hours each day, but not until a new shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians is added next year.

Hard call on John Wilson Ocean Dr use

Hard call on John Wilson Ocean Dr use

The Dunedin City Council's hearings committee faces a difficult decision, after passionate arguments on both sides about the future use of John Wilson Ocean Dr, committee chairman Cr Colin Weatherall says.

Tahuna pupils drive message home

Tahuna pupils drive message home

Dunedin school pupils Josh Tindley and Kahu Flavell reckoned young voices were being drowned out as adults argued over John Wilson Ocean Dr.

Down up pedals, down up down

Down up pedals, down up down

John Wilson Promenaders organised a gala day to celebrate the use of temporary bollards, rather than gates, to stop cars from driving on the stretch of road.

Bollards to close John Wilson drive

Bollards to close John Wilson drive

Vandalism to gates on John Wilson Ocean Dr, in Dunedin, has ranged from people using bolt cutters to break padlocks to others attaching chains between the gate and their car, tearing it from its hinges.

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