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 block.
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 improve first.
Dunedin's apparent obsession with car parking will not be allowed to derail the new cycle lanes project, city councillors warned yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council is to analyse parking use along the central Dunedin stretch of State Highway 1 proposed for a separated cycle facility, and investigate alternative parking options.
A separated cycleway in Richardson St, South Dunedin, is to be formed on the south side of the road, rather than the north side as originally planned.
With three days remaining before submissions close, the New Zealand Transport Agency has already received 1780 responses to its proposals for separated cycle lanes through central Dunedin.
More details of how the Dunedin City Council will deal with the parking changes required if it opts for separated cycle lanes on arterial routes have been released in consultation documents.
The expense of a ''protected-lane'' for cycles on Dunedin's one-way system is not prohibitive, writes Robert Thompson, of Spokes Dunedin. Options to replace lost parking spaces are also present, he says.
The flood of submissions on the proposal to install separate cycle lanes on part of State Highway 1 through central Dunedin, a large number of which are in favour of the plans, underlines strong feelings on cycling in the city.
A plan to replace hundreds of Dunedin's inner-city parking spaces with cycleways has been labelled ''utter lunacy'' by Golden Centre shopping mall general manager Simon Eddy.
A proposal to install separated cycle lanes on parts of State Highway 1 through central Dunedin has attracted more than 1000 submissions in the first four days of consultation.
A proposal to install separated lanes for cyclists on parts of the State Highway 1 network through Dunedin will be open for public opinion this week.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has been accused of misrepresenting former Olympian Kashi Leuchs' views on cycleways to ''push forward his own agenda'' at a recent Dunedin City Council meeting.
Cyclists and pedestrians are still at risk on Dunedin roads and footpaths, but proposals to improve safety are encouraging, an international road safety engineer says.
Between 200 and 400 parks on the central Dunedin one-way system will be removed and replaced by dedicated cycle lanes if a new plan by the New Zealand Transport Agency goes ahead.