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City Barriers

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Timber posts with nautical rope strung between them are being proposed for segments of the Manners Mall in Wellington, in an effort to stop people crossing the road ‘illegally’. The proposal is by a WCC Councilor, Leonie Gill, who appears shocked and horrified that Wellingtonians have such a care-free attitude to crossing the road. Several people have been knocked down by buses since the former pedestrian mall was converted to a narrow 2-way bus lane, although most of them have been outside the former mall, not inside. She thinks that barriers are the answer. Is this a good idea?

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Manners Mall submission

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The Architectural Centre has made the following submission : Manners Mall Carpark on the WCC’s proposal’s for the redevelopment of Manner’s Mall. As you may note from the written and drawn information, we were very much less than impressed. We are calling for the WCC to scrap the current scheme owing to its predominate use of car parking, and to re-design the spaces for the use of people, not cars.

Wellington deserves better than this from our Council, especially at such an important, central city site.

Arch Centre proposes that Dixon St is made a part of the south side of Te Aro Park, and is not made into a giant car park:

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