Please feed back to NZTA on the Nelson Future Access options by 5pm Friday 24th July https://nzta.mysocialpinpoint.com/nelson-future-access. We also encourage you to add your name to the campaign to Preserve the (Railway) Reserve https://www.change.org/p/campaign-to-retain-the-railway-reserve-preservethereserve
We have long opposed the Southern Link (now renamed The Inland Route) as we think the focus should be on encouraging more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. Creating new roads leads to more cars, more parking and the destruction of our green spaces as well as a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of our community.
What we do support is the 'Priority Lanes' package which will prioritise public transport at peak times. Until public and active transport are seen as a better alternative to traveling by private car we will remain in an endless environmentally damaging cycle of road building.
This is an exciting time for cyclists in Nelson: There are lots of council cycle project initiatives underway, plus the amazing work on recreational tracks by the Cycle Trust on the Great Taste Trail, and other track development by groups such as the Mountain Bike Club. All this is increasing the number of cyclists in Nelson and we may be close to a tipping point.
So what part is BNB playing in all this?
How can you be part of all this?