GHW convener Allan Brown talked to Rotary this week, summing up the arguments for including the upgraded Ngauranga – Petone cycle path in the Hutt Corridor Plan, and bringing its implementation forward from 2012-15, to 2011-12. It’s worth noting that NZTA have determined that this project has the unusually high rate of return of 3 – i.e. for every dollar invested, the benefits of increased bicycle commuting generate 3 dollars. And this doesn’t include the recreational and health benefits of having a comfortable route between two of the region’s major cities.
Have a look at Allan’s presentation here.