Council votes not to construct Wheels to Wings – yet

Wheels to Wings update: further to last week’s news that the the Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū major cycle route survived a proposed deferral, this week the Council voted not to commence construction of the route “…for a period of up to 12 months to allow staff and local Councillors to work further with the affected communities on previously identified design concerns as part of the detailed design process.” Note that today’s article in The Star (pictured below) reflects last week’s decision not to defer rather than this week’s decision not to construct.

Think Papanui understands that prior to the recent decision-making Councillors had a closed-door briefing on the Wheels to Wings, including why staff did not recommend deferring the project. A copy of the briefing has been requested under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act but it has not yet been released by the Council.