A message from Lynn Sleath of Cycle Action Kapiti

"Cycle Action Kapiti is commencing a campaign to get approval for an extension of the new M2PP shared pathway north beyond Peka Peka.  I appreciate that your members are probably using the road network instead of the pathway, but I hope that you can support our campaign. We are calling for an email response from as many cyclists as we can reach.

In addition, if any members have any comments about imperfections on the new pathway or the road shoulder, I would like to hear from them"

Let’s fix Kapiti’s missing link

The 18 km shared pathway beside the new Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway has only been opened for a few days, but it’s already receiving rave reviews from Kapiti Coast locals.  The pathway takes you from Raumati South up to Peka Peka, passing wildlife lagoons and over local roads, and with plenty of opportunities to link with the beachside settlements and local cafes.  Cycle Action Kapiti, as the local branch of the Cycle Action Network, wants to see a similar facility continued north to Otaki and the Horowhenua, but as it stands there is no provision in the NZTA’s budget or design for the next section of expressway for a cycleway, walkway, & bridleway.  We think this is an oversight.  We think there is a huge opportunity to access the Te Horo/Otaki Gorge area if it is properly connected to Waikanae and Paraparaumu.

Cycle Action Kapiti invites all like-minded cyclists to lobby both the Minister of Transport and our Otaki MP for a solution.  This can be done in a simple email to the following addresses.  Please provide your support for a solution that gets cyclists safely from Peka Peka to Otaki.  The politicians need to be made aware of the importance to the local community and cyclists in general.  The more people that contact them the higher chance we have of getting them to listen.

Here below are the email addresses.

Nathan Guy MP for Otaki NathanGuy.Kapiti@parliament.govt.nz<mailto:NathThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..nz>

Simon Bridges Minister of Transport s.bridges@ministers.govt.nz<mailto:s.bridges@ministers.govt.nz>

Fergus Gammie CEO at NZTA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..nz<mailto:fergus.gammie@nzta.govt.nz>

Thanks and kind regards,

Lynn Sleath                                                                              

Secretary Cycle Action Kapiti


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