Walk Auckland Meeting Minutes

Meeting March 7

Present Paula, Gay, Bob, Andy

Andy suggested a bit of gardening is needed at 24 Georgina St. Its a piece of council land on a corner. Bob will take a look

Beating the Bounds was attended by 4 Board members and a Councilor. We walked the 14km local board boundary and looked at many walking problems.

Accessible Street Package. This is not a good thing as it introduces footpath cycling and a speed limit of 15kph. This is unenforceable. All vehicles will crowd the curb cuts. Puts people off walking and its the trips not taken that should be counted. We will make a submission as ask to talk to it. It will be in GEs name.

Berm parking. Heidi is talking to Grant soon. We still support this action even if it is Proposal 8 of the Accessible Street Package

Bob reported a footpath invasion around 67 Gt Nth Rd as loading ramps had been built on the footpath. A call to AC got that fix. Well done Bob.

Annabels cafe in Three Lamps are still using public seating as a table.

Meeting 18 Feb 2020

Present Gay, Andy, Paula, Bob

Apologies from Jen Hands and Jen Ward

March 11 Walk to Work day is organinsed to be in Pigeon Park K Rd from 7 to 9. Paula is project managing this. She has meet with AT and AC. Tiffany Robinson of AT will supply popup tents and tables. Event permit applied for. Coffee van booked and will spend $600 of our money.

Annabels cafe at 3 Lamps is using public seats. Bob and Andy to keep and eye on that.

Beating the Bounds will be on Saturday 29 starting at 10am. The walk is mapped here http://goo.gl/maps/XAzw and extends from Meola Reef (on ther Outer link route) through Western Springs, Eden Terrace, Newmarket and Judges bay.

Meeting 21 Jan 2020

At the new meeting room Ponsonby Community Centre

Present Bob, Andy, Paula, Jennifer, Gay

Bollards on Greys Ave. Andy to go to the Waitatmata LOcal Board

Beating the Bounds will be Feb 29 when the local board and others will walk the inland boundaries of the Ward.

E Scooters are still waiting for safe footpaths. Dockless eBikes are coming. Ask for the notice of them. Some confusion who is making the rules. Bob will draft a letter to Steven Town.

When is the next AT Safety stakeholders group meeting?

Walk to Work will be organised by Paula.

Meeting 19 November 2019

Present Bob, Andy, Paula, Eleanor

Apologies Jennifer Hand, Audrey Van Ryn

An AGM was held. The accounts were presented and accepted by the meeting. Paula asked about the $1000 to be spent on a legal opinion on Berm Parking and was happy it will happen in the new financial year.

Officers were reelected unopposed with Andy being coordinator and bank signatory and Mr Easte being the other signatory.

A general meeting was then held

Bob and Andy meet with Lime marketing person Laureen today and Bob asked a lot of questions of her.

Eleanor suggests there needs to be bollards at drives on Greys Ave to stop cars using the footpath as a road. Andy will talk with Audrey and the Local Board.

Franklin rd, Hamish Keith has asked for no eScooters on footpaths on Christmas month. Andy to tell Hamish about our Footpaths for Feet petition.

Walk AUckland will run Beating the Bounds in Feb for the Waitemata LB

Bike Auckland’s newsletter has a photo of a bike a locked onto a handrail. We have asked them to point out the error of their ways. Barbara Cuthbert is being talked to.

Meeting 15 Oct 2019

Present Paula, Andy, Bob, Graeme, Jennifer H.

Escooters on footpaths were chatted about. Bob as talked of Lime scooters. Andy to supply Nikki Kaye with all our info.

Auckland Transport Board will vote on lower speed this Monday

Grant Hewison was suggested as our berm parking solicitor

AGM next meeting

Meeting 20 August

Present Bob Andy Paula Gay

Apologies Audrey

AT berm parking. Ak Transport have a legal opinion that they cannot stop people parking on the berm. This is not the case in other place in NZ so we think they have a bad legal opinion. The meeting agree to spend up to $1000 on getting another legal opinion that negates the AT position.

The Lime e-scooter are being updated with a new version that is faster and heavier. We stil think they should not be used on the footpath.

Meeting June 17, 2019

Present Audrey, Paula, Andy, Graeme, Bob


Slower Speeds consultation, Graeme attended

eScooters Graeme talked to the Mayor who is reluctant to move on a ban.

Where is Lynley Hoods case against NZTA?

Where is the NZTA rules package that should have been at cabinet by now.

Meeting Feb 19, 2019

Apologies from Audrey, Gay and Paula

Present Bob, Graeme, Andy

We spoke about the Ak Transport speed reduction programme. The Shane Ellison (CEO AT) meeting. Lime scooter, we need to put out a statement. The Ponsonby old Post Office restaurant is using public seating for their out door tables. This is not on and Andy will chat with Max Wilde.

Privatising Public space

Meeting 15 January 2019

Present Gay, Andy Eleanor

Ian McKinnon Drive now has its own cycleway so why is the footpath still shared?  Andy will write to Shane Ellison asking this.