We're on a bike road to no where
PM's cycleway dream stuck on uphill slog
Prime Minister John Key's national cycleway has hit a bumpy patch, with only about 10km constructed from the $50 million fund set up for the project. Almost a year after Mr Key announced seven "quick-start" cycle trails, three have yet to gain construction sign-offs. Although 100km of trails have been developed for what was touted as a scheme to help small communities through the recession, most have been upgrades of bush and farm tracks, from the Department of Conservation's squeezed budget.
The bike lane is a lovely idea, we all LOOOOOVE the bike lane, let’s all do a little dance about how lovely the bike lane is….
…all danced out? Great because on a list of 10 great ideas that will stop unemployment it’s number 9. WHAT ELSE NATIONAL?
JOHN KEY CLAIMED 3700 JOBS! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO GET? 160 jobs immediately with another 120 later on. You are kidding me right? If Labour had lied like this John Boscawen would be organizing another multi-thousand dollar phone poll and march up Queen street.
National promised 3700 jobs when really it’s only created 160 jobs.
Look bike lane is great, real nice, we want people getting out and having a bike around our beautiful country, but come on, COME ON! The bike lane isn’t even an hors-d'oevres, it’s the peppermint you take before going to dinner!
What a farce dressed up as a success in bike lycra.