FOOD FOR THOUGHT
I thought I better add to the discussion that I know of no other small rural town that gives the impression of having multiple lanes presumably for overtaking and passing by the town.
It’s like saying ‘‘you’re at Tokoroa, chop down a gear and speed on by’’.
I think the town needs to meet the people if the people won’t meet the town.
It could be a good way for the council to make some money if they were able to sell some premium SH1 road frontage land as part of a redevelopment plan.
New buildings will be modern buildings, and hopefully that will be attractive for people.
Drop in some traffic lights and ‘‘voila’’ they’ve stopped here. Food for thought anyway.
SWDC chief executive Craig Hobbs wants to stop Tokoroa from becoming a ‘‘zombie town’’.