Get Across Campaign: Safety Paramount On Sunday Say Police

New Zealand Police National News Release 8:49am 21 May 2009

The safety of all individuals will be the primary focus for Police during the planned protest at the Harbour Bridge by the Auckland GetAcross campaign group.

Waitemata District Road Policing Manager Superintendent John Kelly says the NZ Transport Agency has decided to disallow the public from walking or cycling across the bridge on Sunday.

"There is no cycle or walkway on the bridge. The inherent danger to everyone accessing the bridge while it remains open to traffic is clearly evident and obvious to all."

"Police will be vigilant in their observations of all road user activity at the bridge on Sunday," he said.

"Our focus will be on ensuring that traffic flows across the bridge continue as normal, and that everyone who attends Sunday's protest arrives and departs safely," said Superintendent Kelly.