Improved shared pathway facilities at Fergusson Park

Improved shared pathway facilities at Fergusson Park

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Kit Marshall started this petition to Tauranga City Council

From the beginning of Fergusson Park from the Tilby Rd entrance, right around the perimeter of Fergusson park, there is a very narrow road with no safe pathway for pedestrians, cyclists and those with mobility issues.

Currently all pedestrians, cyclists and people with mobility issues share the road with vehicles, on a roadway riddled with speedbumps that is only big enough for one car, otherwise are forced to walk / cycle on the grass which is not always possible for young children or those who need wheel chair / walker accessibility etc, the problem is especially concerning when there are sporting events on at the park, which is almost every weekend, but is prevalent at all times.

The park is hugely popular with young families, and I myself take my young kids there all the time, I constantly see young children on bikes and in prams sharing skinny roads with hordes of cars, and it scares me, as more often than not the cars are exceeding the 10km speed limit and when forced to pass each other leave no room for the pedestrians / cyclists.

I currently have a mobility issue and cant go on the grass, so have to continually look over my shoulder for cars on the small roadway whilst navigating the speedbumps that are in place. As one of the busiest parks in the city it should be set up to cater for all that use it, my goal here is to make the council aware that improvements could be made that would benefit all in the community.

There are excellent shared pathway facilities from Kulim Park all the way to Fergusson Park, but then it stops suddenly at the Beach Rd end of Fergusson Park, and join the outer roadway which is where the issue lies, There needs to be an adequate shared pathway around the perimeter of Fergusson Park, for pedestrians, cyclists and people with mobility issues to safely and easily get around the park.

Please help action this by signing the petition, something needs to be done before an incident occurs, rather than after the fact which is sadly quite often the case.

 

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