Kapi-Mana News : June 14th 2011
28 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 14, 2011 www.tommys.co.nz Phone: 04 233 0690 99 Mana Esplanade Paremata REAL ESTATE Esplanade Realty Ltd MREINZ Licensed REAA 2008 Property Management Services Available OPEN HOME: Sunday 2:00 - 2:40pm Murray Woodley MOB: 027 446 9288 DDI: 233 5017 Susan Woodley MOB: 027 243 3657 DDI: 233 5016 PAREMATA 42 Mana View Road - Buyer Enquiry Welcome From $795,000 32 2 HOIST THE MAINSAIL Located in a commanding position above the Pauatahanui Inlet with extensive 180° waterviews of the Inlet & Porirua Harbour you could be forgiven for thinking you could just sail away without even getting your feet wet? • Close to local cafes, beaches, public transport, medical & shopping facilities. • A quality home built of cedar & brick featuring beautiful wooden doors and T&G flooring. • Built over three levels containing all the content you would expect with an easy care section of approx 982m2. • 3 bedrooms with a separate master bedroom suite on its own level • 2nd lounge/office or large 4th bedroom • Open plan kitchen/family room with feature cathedral ceiling and polished wooden floors. • Open plan lounge & dining room • Double garage with internal access plus workshop with mezzanine floor. • RV $850k. www.tommys.co.nz #M4180 www.open2view.com #247810 The 'nerves of steel' cycleway Closing the gaps: Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace are keen to see the unfinished one-way cycleway between Petone and Ngauranga completed. Photo: JIM CHIPP By JIM CHIPP You would have to have nerves of steel to ride this road, Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace says as he cycles nervously from Petone along State Highway 2 to Horokiwi, where the Petone- Ngauranga cycleway-footpath ends, about a kilometre from Petone. The track was complete until the 1970s, when its north end was sacrificed to make way for a merge lane for southbound Espla- nade and Hutt Rd vehicles joining State Highway 2. Since then, southbound cyclists, runners and walkers have been forced to use the highway shoulder for part of their journey to Ngauranga. Mr Wallace described the experience as horrific . It felt like a near-death experi- ence, he said. Will I be racing to do it again tomorrow? Absolutely no way. This is the only direct road from the Hutt [to Wellington], so it should be for cars, cyclists and walkers. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade- Brown also checked out the incomplete cycleway-footpath. People [cyclists] are taking their lives in their own hands, she said. The only alternative route for walkers is via Porirua, Pauatahanui and Haywards Rd, she said. The New Zealand Transport Agency should be bringing it for- ward as soon as possible and I hope we get support from the regional transport committee, she said. Restoring the broken path is one of the measures proposed for the next 10 years in the draft Hutt Corridor Plan, currently open for public submissions. An option under investigation includes improving the existing off-road cycleway, a connection across the railway and a new off- road facility on the seaward side to Petone, at a projected cost of $14 million. Other measures of interest to cyclists and walkers in the 10-year plan are an upgrade to the Hutt River trail between Petone and Upper Hutt, a new cycle and walkway between Upper Hutt business area and schools, and a beach-to-bush walk and cycleway in Petone. Among the proposed public transport expenditure items are improved train stations, more park-and-ride spaces, refurbished or replaced Ganz-Mavag trains and a review of Hutt Valley bus, train and harbour ferry services. Roadworks include a $40m interchange at the Haywards- State Highway 2 intersection, a new Petone-to-Grenada highway, traffic flow improvements to Petone Esplanade, the Western Hutt Road, State Highway 58 and Grays Rd. Work planned more further ahead than 10 years includes rail- way improvements, safety upgrades on State Highway 58, interchanges at Melling and Ken- nedy Good bridges, and making Upper Hutt s River Rd four lanes between Silverstream and Moon- shine Bridge. Submissions on the draft Hutt Corridor Plan close at 4pm on Wednesday, June 15. Foracopyoftheplanorformore information, visit www.gw.govt.nz/ huttcorridorplan, or in person, visit a local library or Wellington Regional Council's office at 142 Wakefield St, Wellington, or call 0800 496 734.
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