Walk Auckland Meeting Minutes

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.



Meeting Minutes 30 Nov 2019

Present Andy, Graeme, Bob

Apologies Jen

Annual General Meeting.

Andy presented the accounts for last year.  We spent $112 on hall hire, $200 on website and LSA subs, $860 on the Walk to Work free breakfast and $500 on the Beat the Traffic audit.  We had income of $1500 for the Beat the Traffic audit.  Total for the year a loss of $273.  We have $4005 in the bank.  Andy we reappointed as coordinator for the coming year.  Graeme as the other bank signatory.

General Meeting.

Kathryn King canceled our meeting the day before it so we will request another.

Lime scooter had hit the streets and are using footpaths, cycleway and road.

We had an update on 354 Ponsonby rd Civic Space.

There are Ak Transport funds available to Local Boards for safety projects.

Meeting 18 Sept 2018

Present  Andy

Apologies Jen, Paula, Bob, Audrey

Finding myself alone, I phoned Mike Mellor who has been to meetings in Wellington representing Living Streets.  He also went to the NLTP launch, in Wellington as I in Auckland,  where we meet with NZTA board members Micheal Stianssy, Dame Fran Wilde and managers Fergus Gammie, Brett Glideon and Steve Mutton.  We both pointed out that the Walking and Cycling programme contains only shared paths.  The solution is for both the Local Government and NZTA to put projects into the programme to gain the FAR.  LSA will encourage this.