Minutes 3 Sept 2014

Minutes 3 Sept 2014

North Taranak Cycle Advocates

3 Sept 2014




Chair: Graeme

Notetaker: Stuart


Present: Nigel, Alan, Graeme, Nathaniel, Joelle, Stuart


1. Nathaniel update on Let's Go

  • tenders have been issued to revise inlet to Bell Street (for Witt access)
  • walkway to be extended to other side of Mangati Street
  • Carrington St (near Vogeltown pharmacy) undertaken to move crossing point further north
  • Consultation has been undertaken to widen bike lane where traffic turns into Carrington
  • South Road upgrade (including two crossing points) has been approved
  • Pine trees have been cut along Northgate at Vickers road.and Carl talking about moving bridge at Girls' High.
  • Pedestestrian crossing planned on Breakwater Road (near Motorua School).It would have to continue across railway tracks and they're waiting for consent from Kiwi Rail.
  • Also looking at upgrade between on Devon St Blagdon and Belt Road - removing some carparks and insetting some to make them safer for cyclists
  • Bonithan Intermediate to be one lane connecting to concrete path leading to Devon St crossing point. At present kids are walking through carpark.
  • Huatoki Walkway extension nearly finished.

2. Joelle's update

  • organising cycle trainings in Stratford and South Taranaki
  • organising 3 On Your Bike senior rides for International Day of the Older Person in New Plymouth, Hawera and Stratford. She's getting local groups on board to help keep the annual rides going.
  • Planning bicycle event for 2015 Taranaki anniversary weekend.

3. Big bike fix-up (Waitara Sat 13 Sept)

Joelle and Alan both helping with fix-up. Joelle's daughter Juliette willing to do face painting with proper facepainting gear.

4. Frocks on Bikes event featured in Rhodendendron Festival program - have to purchase tickets to attend.

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