When: Wednesday 2 February 2022, 7:30pm
Where: Collective Community Hub, Johnsonville Road
The Johnsonville Community Association (JCA) and Johnsonville Business Group (JBG) are holding a public meeting to discuss the cycleway proposed for Johnsonville Road. The Wellington City Council (WCC)’s new Bike Plan includes adding a “Primary Bike Path” or cycleway along the length of Johnsonville Road. https://www.transportprojects.org.nz/current/bikenetwork/
The two groups are concerned that the road is unsafe and difficult for cyclists to negotiate. Johnsonville’s hilly topography and distance from the city also means that fewer than 2% of commuters cycle to work. This raises the question as to the cycleway’s priority ahead of improvements to other forms of public transport.
In addition, the groups believe that the plan to remove car parks along Johnsonville Road in favour of the new cycleway will negatively impact local businesses.
While consultation on the plan has closed, there will be oral submissions on 10 February. JCA and JBG will be asserting to WCC that, if the plan must go ahead, then Moorefield Road should continue to be treated as the preferred, safer option for a cycleway, rather than Johnsonville Road.
The public is invited to hear JCA outline the cycleway plan and discuss the issues. It will also be broadcast live via the JCA YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/XXq05lKj1bI