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To: Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council
Support the Lets Get Wellington Riding Vision
Dear Wellington City Council,
E-bikes and e-scooters provide incredibly affordable and healthy point to point transport in communities that have traditionally been underserved by both public transport and the high cost of car-based mobility (in addition to the climate benefits obviously). Safe infrastructure will make a big difference in seeing people from the ages of 8-80 out riding.
We urge you to consider the Let's Get Welly Riding Vision and build a world class 'riding' city within the next 10 years.
See more detail here: https://talkwellington.org.nz/2019/the-lets-get-welly-riding-vision/
Why is this important?
We're seeing electric bikes and scooters sales grow at 100% year on year, and we've seen an increase in commute cycling of 25-40% across the city in the last year. They're often the fastest and cheapest ways around the city. We should be doing everything we can to support them.
These new vehicles need safe space to operate on the road. The current plans for cycleways were developed before the explosion in these new types of vehicles. As such, it's no longer fit for purpose.
We’ve designed the Let's Get Welly Riding Vision for Wellingtonians to take and run with (or ride, as the case may be).
We hope you are inspired and join us in making Welly the best place in the world to live!
How it will be delivered
We will deliver the petition (as well as a presentation) to the WCC and GWRC once the new councillors are elected in October 2019.