Plan for path to be shared by pedestrians and cyclists on Oriental Parade

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News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is inviting public feedback on two options for a new, wide shared path to make walking and biking safer and easier on Oriental Parade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool.

From Tuesday, the public can give their views on the options for improving this stretch of the harbour-side path. Oriental Bay is one of Wellington’s top destinations and more space is needed along this narrow section to comfortably accommodate the growing numbers of walkers, dogs, runners and people on bikes, particularly during summer and weekends.

The Council’s Portfolio Leader for Walking, Cycling and Public Transport, Councillor Sarah Free, says the Council has to balance the competing – and increasing – demands on this hugely popular area.

“The Council has been working with people in the Oriental Bay area to find the best ways of improving this section of shared path. The community working group spent many hours looking at options, asking questions, grappling with challenges and trade-offs, and whittling down the alternatives.

“They have agreed on two options for how the limited road space along this section of Oriental Parade can be shared to create a safer, wide path. The Council would like feedback from the wider community now to help decide which of these options will be formally consulted on in February 2018.”

Both options would create a new wide shared path between the parked cars and pohutukawa trees on the seaward side of Oriental Parade, from Herd Street to Freyberg Pool. The new path would replace the under-used……….

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