22 April 2010
Wellington cyclists are giving a big thumbs up to the City Council, who today voted to improve safety on Thorndon Quay.
The Council will make Thorndon Quay a clearway from 7-9am on in the city(south)-bound direction.
Cycle Aware Wellington member Patrick Morgan says improving Thorndon Quay has been the top safety priority for cyclists.
“Removing parking from 7-9am has little impact on retailers but makes this busy road safer for the 400 people on bikes who use this route.”
“It's a win-win-win solution: good for cyclists, the city, and those who drive.”
“Drivers told us they hate the angle parking on Thorndon Quay as it is hard to see when reversing out of the car parks.”
Thorndon Quay has been a 'missing link' in the cycling network, as it links the Hutt Road with the CBD.
“Removing car parking for 2 hours on weekday mornings gives people on bikes the room they need.”
“We are delighted that 143 Wellingtonians wrote to the council to voice their support.”
There were 143 submissions in support of the clearway and 9 against.
Cycle Aware Wellington
tel 027 563 4733, 385 4967