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City Vision Commitment On Dominion Road

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"Residents, retailers, and users of public transport are this week heaving a huge sigh of relief now that this Citizens & Ratepayers (C&R) Council's plans to turn Dominion Rd into a four lane highway have been dropped", says Eden Albert Councillors Glenda Fryer and Cathy Casey.

"The plan was a disaster from start to finish. The consultation was minimal and C&R refused to enter into a more thorough consultation from the start. Nearly every single group in the community became alienated because of the way in which C&R tried to push it through before the October election. We believe that there are issues to be resolved on Dominion Rd, but that there is a better way of going about it", said Councillor Glenda Fryer.

"We propose that we get back to basics and have a proper consultation with each of the local communities along Dominion Rd about their vision for the future. We have to get everyone around the table, rather than dividing the community into warring camps" says Councillor Cathy Casey.

"We also have to give the different users of Dominion Rd some confidence that they will not be 'done over'. To this end City Vision commits to the following positions in relation to the future of Dominion Rd:

That bus lanes remain bus lanes, no T2 lanes.

That on-street parking must be retained for Dominion Road's businesses

That we have to find further ways of further improving public transport along Dominion Road

That cycling has to be a part of the mix and that there have to be improvements to the current dangerous situation.

"Dominion Road is at the heart of our community, and decisions about its future must be made by the community. City Vision is making firm commitments to Dominion Road's stakeholders, and committing to an open community consultation about improvements for the future", concludes Councillors Casey and Fryer.

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