RE­PORT DUE IN APRIL

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Glenda Fryer says fam­i­lies are put off vis­it­ing Mt Eden be­cause ve­hi­cles make it dan­ger­ous.

Those who drive up also bring an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour, such as drink­ing, which is dis­re­spect­ful to the mana of Maun­gawhau, she says.

Fryer is a mem­ber of Tupuna Maunga o Ta­maki Makau­rau Au­thor­ity, known also as the Maunga Au­thor­ity, which made the decision to support the car ban in prin­ci­ple.

A re­port on the cost of the ban will come back to the au­thor­ity in April 2015.

Fryer, deputy chair­woman of Al­bert-Eden Lo­cal Board, says cars may be banned from the sum­mit soon after but she says it de­pends on all is­sues around clos­ing the road be­ing re­solved.

She says the au­thor­ity wants the Mt Eden kiosk to be an in­for­ma­tion cen­tre and cafe.

In 2011 Auck­land Coun­cil be­gan a shut­tle ser­vice for peo­ple with limited mo­bil­ity.

A drop off and park­ing zone was cre­ated op­po­site the kiosk along with a new bus-only road go­ing up the cone.

Glenda Fryer

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