Aaron Keown says planned cycleway in Papanui will hurt businesses

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Publish Date
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 11:44AM
The intersection of Harwood, Breens and Gardiners Rds. Photo / Supplied
The intersection of Harwood, Breens and Gardiners Rds. Photo / Supplied

Aaron Keown says planned cycleway in Papanui will hurt businesses

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 11:44AM

A Christchurch City councillor is horrified a busy road might reduce from four lanes to two to allow cycle lanes

Aaron Keown is against narrowing Harewood Road, as part of a planned Wheels to Wings cycleway through Papanui, Bishopdale and Harewood, costing more than $20 million.

Keown told Chris Lynch it will hurt businesses, as there will be fewer car parks.

He says there's been no feedback that this makes sense - and it will reduce traffic flow.

Keown says the community should have stronger input in cycle lanes first.

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