Island Bay Residents Association Judicial Review against WCC for Cycleway, our fight for democracy.
Time for Action! If every person who is not happy with current cycleway designs donates $1 we will achieve our funding goal in no time.Wellington
Four times now 80% of submitters have told Wellington City Council the solution they want is what has become known as option E. Four times they have been ignored.
Reseal the parade approx. cost $280,000.00 based on Council figures for 2016 where they spent $9.5million resealing 68km of road.
2. Move the bus stops back to where they were, this involve breaking up the kerb extensions the Council put on and re kerbing approx. half a km of the parade.
3. Put unmarked car parking back against the kerb, no markings equate to more carparks.
4. Clearly paint using green or another colour a cycleway on the roadside of parked cars, increasing the width by .5 of a metre from the original cycleway design.
5. In the shopping centre retain the current shared space and carparks.
6. Look at reducing the speed limit along the parade.
7. Remove the speed humps around the shopping centre and lower the height of the pedestrian crossings.
8. Retain pedestrian crossings on the parade.
9. To be confirmed but and indicative costing would be no more than $750, 000.00 thousand.
Enough is enough its time for Action we are taking the Council to court, help us in our fight for Democracy. If every person who is not happy with current cycleway designs donates $1 we will achieve our funding goal in no time.
Use of funds
The funds will be used to pay for legal costs and expert testimony for the Judicial Review.
Unfortunately the Court ruled in favour of WCC despite a very good case by IBRA.
We had the opportunity to appeal the decision, and would have appealed on safety grounds. Sadly we did not have the funds to cover an appeal. The WCC advised us that if we did not appeal they would not go for costs.
A decision was made at a community meeting not to appeal, but to continue the fight via other avenues, as democracy and what those, that submitted in large numbers, want has not been achieved. See results from Council submission process in Graph 1 below. Roadside and option E were clearly what Island Bay asked for.
We will continue to raise funds to pay our final legal bill.
The money raised via Give a little and through donations paid directly into the bank account has been used to pay for the Council OIA costs, expert witnesses and legal costs.
We thank all our existing and future donors, while we continue the fight.
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This page was created on 3 Feb 2019 and closed on 3 Aug 2019.