Island Bay uproar is still about cars, not a cycleway

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

06 May, 2017

Dear Editor:

An Island Bay resident was this week quoted in the daily paper about the growing number of cars parked on the streets throughout the village. He says most families have two cars and some even more (as many as five).  What has been happening in Island Bay? Read the rest of this entry »

Walking and cycling?

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

28 December, 2016

Dear Editor:

I noticed the new bright red markers on the Southern Walkway this week picturing both walker and cycle and recalled the concern expressed recently about allowing mountain bikes onto town belt walking tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Car drivers will slow down to be safer

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

01 February, 2016

Dear Editor:

L. Alliston of Island Bay (Letters, 28 Jan) says “I don’t have any issues with driving more slowly and carefully” now that the road is narrower with the new cycleway. This thought hits the nail on the head. Future less carbon intensive city transport will be a more relaxed affair with car drivers toning down. It’s a simple move away from the established total car dominance of the public throughways.


Richard Keller

published 4 Feb, 2016

Breathless editorial about bikeway

The Editor,  The Wellingtonian,  Wellington

25 January, 2016

Dear Editor:

Throw them out at the next election (!) your editorial (14 Jan) says, naming and shaming the offending counsellors. Whoa!  What did they do?  Receive some monetary graft with an ensuing conspiracy to cover up?   Approve a wasteful $300m on an airport runway extension?  Neither.  They approved a $1.7m bikeway for Island Bay.  Read the rest of this entry »