streets for everyone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_streets
Island Bay - CBD cycle route: briefing to Newtown Residents Assoc
17 June 2013
What's your favourite parts of Wellington?
Harbour, parks, Cuba St, Lambton Quay, Riddiford St during Newtown Festival
Venice, Paris, Las Vegas - make a point about what makes these favourites - easy to walk, lots of people, lively streets
WCC has $2 million + for this project
See it as a win-win-win, with many benefits, such as
quality of life, streets are quiet and safer, less chance of car getting side swiped, better public space. Safer speeds are a popular and low-cost improvement e.g. Aro St, Thorndon, Golden Mile.
More people on bikes is great for business
Lower fuel and health bills means more money spent locally
NYC, 49% increase for local businesses http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/more-proof-bike-lanes-boost-business.html
Building owners get better returns
With safe bike lanes people are less likely to ride on footpaths
People on bikes
less 'side friction' = quicker journeys, less pressure on parking
lower health costs, healthier people
Wellington is bottom of the list for cycling safety in NZ - a shameful fact
Half the cost is paid for by NZTA - a bargain
Properties near Complete Streets are worth more
WCC will start community engagement later this year.
I'd like to hear your views.
Residents of other suburbs who use Newtown as a free carpark during the week - is this a good thing or not? Do they shop in Newtown, or just hog the car parks?
Hospital visotors 'need' parking
Constable St - room for bike lanes?
"I'm desperate to ride a bike." said one person at the meeting