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Low Carbon Kapiti calls for Option 1
November 24, 2017

The Kapiti Coast District Council is currently deciding on designs for how the old State Highway One at Waikanae Town Centre will be revamped when it is handed over from NZTA to the Council.

Jake Roos of Low Carbon Kapiti says there are two options in the running: Option 1 that has cycle lanes, 32 parallel parks for cars and a buffer zone between for opening car doors safely, and Option 2 that has no cycle lanes, 41 angle parks and no buffer zone. See designs for each here. Option 2 was developed in response to lobbying by a small group of business owners. Both options actually have more carparks than the 22 there presently.
"We in Low Carbon Kapiti care about the climate and finding local solutions that have great spin-off benefits, and the cycle-friendly Main Street in Option 1 in Waikanae fits the bill perfectly," says Mr Roos.
He says the Council wants to know what people think - so tell them to keep cyclists safe, get more people out of their cars and more people visiting the Waikanae Town Centre.
"They must go with option 1. It's better for our health and wellbeing, as well as that of the local economy and the environment. "Don't let outdated, short-term thinking of a few dominate the decision, let Council know you think option 1 is the way to go."

A petition circulating to encourage Council to go with Option 1 is available here -

Genie (added 131 weeks ago)
Out of interest, what, or where, is Parma?
Ant (added 131 weeks ago)
First give us something to come to Waikanae for. Otaki and Parma are the preferred choice for most. Encourage small business don't drive them away with extortionate rates.
Gavin Sims (added 131 weeks ago)
If it’s truely low carbon then you won’t put any car parks in
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