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Bypass initiative welcome

Opinion Piece

Congratulations Gisborne Holdings Ltd for taking the initiative to action a long-overdue feasibility study into a heavy vehicle bypass for our city. Comments made by a councillor recently show that he hasn’t actually studied the Holmes report in any depth.

From what I can see, the proposed route has very little negative impact on residential homes, and would improve the safety and quality of life for our people — particularly children and the elderly.

Perhaps councillors/administrators could walk the route themselves to ensure they have all the facts before they throw cold water on one option to remove the increasing number of trucks from our urban streets.

Maybe, just maybe, the indifference by the councillors/administration to the Holmes report is just, as some suggest, sour grapes.

This city needs forward thinking and committed leaders — roll on the elections!

E. Sullivan