The sad death of 22-year old Wellington rider, Ben Lawless, at a Karori intersection has drawn the attention of the Mayor. According to the Dominion Post, she’s asked the Council for information on the Allington Road and Makara Road intersection, as well as any past efforts to make it safer.
Like many of us, Ben had concerns about the safety of cyclists on New Zealand roads. If you’ve had a bad experience at the Karori intersection, or other locations in Wellington city, consider contacting the Council to make them aware of your concerns. As we think of Ben and share our sympathies with his family and friends, let’s also take a moment to lend our voices to the effort to make our streets safer for cyclists.
If you live in Wellington City and you’ve got something to say about the roads you ride along or others you’ve avoided for your safety, please send a comment to the Council or a complaint to the Council or contact them by phone at (04) 499 4444 to make them aware of your experience. All contact is logged and will be used as a data source by the Council.
If you live in the Wellington region, you’ll find the contact information for your Council below.
Porirua: 04 237 0489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower Hutt: 04 570 4444 or email@example.com
Upper Hutt: 04 527 2169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kapiti: 04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486 or email@example.com
South Wairarapa: 06 306 9611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Masterton: 06 370 6300 or email@example.com
Carterton: 06 379 4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, please ride safely out there.