Bu­reau­crats vs busi­nesses

The Press - - Perspective -

I have just driven down the CBD one-way sys­tem go­ing south and I guar­an­tee the coun­cil won’t be get­ting much rev­enue from mo­torists ex­ceed­ing the 30kmh speed limit.

You can’t do more than 10kmh for most of the time. It also looks that there will be very re­stricted park­ing. I pity the busi­nesses in the area.

Coun­cil staff who dream up th­ese ideas for cy­cle lanes and nar­row streets in front of shops and of­fice blocks that re­quire foot traf­fic should be forced to put their own money into the shops etc and see the ef­fect their ideas have on re­turns.

It’s easy to help the many pres­sure groups that abound th­ese days and for­get that oth­ers are try­ing to make a liv­ing. R Lucas Pa­panui

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