After biking for 30 years around Wellington, Ngaio resident Jonathan Kennett has seen infrastructure and safety improve. On his daily commute to work as a writer he says he feels alive and invigorated during and after the ride.
“I ride daily and have not had a crash since being doored while riding home in the dark in 1996. Since then the number of cyclists have boomed, and the attitudes of most drivers have improved greatly.”
His message to the City Council: “First of all, thanks for your work on the Hutt Cycle Path. It makes my life better. Now, please remove angle parking along Thorndon Quay and install cycle lanes. Drivers cannot see oncoming traffic, including cyclists, when they are backing out. Removing angle parking would make a huge difference to the safety of my daily ride home (and for hundreds of others as well).”
By Matt Lorah #PeopleofWellington