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Since when has Dun­can Macdon­ald been an ex­pert on trans­port is- sues? (Spoke in wheel of cy­cle­way, Cen­tral Leader, Au­gust 6)

He needs to get out more, and per­haps get fa­mil­iar with the facts be­fore he starts tak­ing an axe to po­ten­tially valu­able com­mu­nity as­sets.

Lo­cal coun­cils spend mil­lions of dol­lars ev­ery year on pro­vid­ing roads but he be­grudges spending $200,000 to pro­vide a cy­cle­way.

Lo­cal coun­cils around Auck­land are pro­vid­ing cy­cle­ways to en­cour­age peo­ple to use their bikes in­stead of their cars.

Coun­cils do this be­cause they un­der­stand that cycling is healthy, non-pol­lut­ing, re­duces con­ges­tion and is cheaper to pro­vide for

It’s quite de­press­ing to think peo­ple like Mr Macdon­ald are al­lowed to be in charge of spending our rates. MARK BRACEY

Mt Roskill

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