|3 December 1999|
Walking Thoughts Still Sought
More submissions on walking around Christchurch are wanted by the City Councils planners.
A good number have been received so far either written, on the telephone, or from residents calling at the City Council.
The councils assistant transportation planner, Stephanie Styles, says she wants "a little more reaction" before submissions will close on December 17.
Submissions can be made in any way which was convenient, she said.
The council is developing a Strategy for Pedestrians that will address the needs of pedestrians in the city and, at the same time, encourage more people to walk.
The council is seeking views on:
- How easy it is for a pedestrian move around Christchurch
- Are there barriers to walking around the city?
- What improvements would make it easier for pedestrians?
- How can more people be encouraged to walk in the city
- What facilities are needed for schools and other educational institutions to improve pedestrian safety
- How should pedestrian needs and facilities be balanced with the needs of other road users
- How should publicity be given to pedestrian rights and responsibilities?
The council wants to create a more pedestrian-friendly city and the strategy is being considered in conjunction with the councils Cycle, Public Transport, and Road Safety strategies.
Stephanie Styles: 941 8292