Commuter cycleway planning and strategy

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From: Michael Brown

Dear Hutt City Council,

I am interested in knowing more about Hutt City Council planning around cycleways, in particular strategic planning for commuter routes around Lower Hutt and connecting these through to Wellington.

Searching your website and elsewhere reveals only the now out-of-date "Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014-2019" document (http://iportal.huttcity.govt.nz/Record/R...), plus some information on the recreation-focused Taita-Seaview cycleway. There is also some online documentation about the Wellington to Hutt Valley cycleway or W2HV (https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/projects...), recently announced as being funded by central government as a "shovel ready" project.

Can you please supply any current HCC planning and strategy documents, such as they exist, around development or improvement of the commuter cycleway infrastructure in the Hutt Valley?

I'm especially interested in HCC planning for feeder cycleways to connect with the W2HV (such as cross-valley routes or connecting to the riverside trail network), as well as modelling of routes, data gathered on commuter cycle use to and from the Valley, efficacy of the existing network of shared pathways, etc.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Brown

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From: Michael Brown

Dear Hutt City Council,

Last month I made an OIA request to you on the FYI website (https://fyi.org.nz/request/13817-commute...). By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by October 13, 2020.

The request is now overdue. Please fulfill your statutory requirements around this request.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Brown

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15/10/2020  

   

   

Michael Brown  

[1][FOI #13817 email]  

   

Dear Michael Brown,

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND
MEETINGS ACT 1987: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF REQUEST

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 15 September for information regarding commuter cycleway planning
and strategy.

 

We received your request on 16 September 2020. We apologise for missing
this request when it first came in. We are in the process of improving our
LGOIMA process and service and unfortunately we missed this email and I
apologise that we were not able to meet your expectations or our
requirements under the legislation. We will get our response to you as
soon as possible.

 

Your request is being coordinated by our infrastructure team. If any
additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into
account.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Euan Kyle
Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
Zealand
T 04 570 6702 W [2]www.huttcity.govt.nz

 

Euan Kyle
Senior Advisor – OIA & Privacy

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
Zealand
T 04 570 6702, M 022 4155438,  W [3]www.huttcity.govt.nz

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From: Euan Kyle
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16/10/2020  

   

   
Michael Brown

[1][FOI #13817 email]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Michael Brown,

Request for Information – Local Government Official Information and
Meetings Act 1987

We refer to your official information request dated 15 September for
information regarding commuter cycleway planning and strategy.

Part of the information you have requested can be found below. However,
our Senior Project Engineer, Simon Cager, who would be able to give you a
better response with more context, is on sick leave until the end of
October. Once he has returned, he will be able to answer your request in
more detail.

•                  Although the [2]Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014-2019
document is outside the specified date range, the content is still largely
relevant and is not considered out of date.

•                  HCC has three major cycleway projects, the Wainuiomata
Hill Shared Path is complete, the Beltway is under construction and the
Eastern Bays Shared Path is in the consenting phase. The Eastern Bays
Shared Path was successful in gaining a government grant from the economic
stimulus package (shovel ready) introduced after the Covid 19 level 4
lockdown. We expect construction to commence mid-2021.

•                  NZTA have a cycleway project from Ngauranga to Melling
with the Petone to Melling section under construction and the Ngauranga to
Petone section in the consenting phase.

•                  HCC are very aware of the need to connect and activate
the cycleway network being framed by the three major projects and work is
underway to develop programs of work to achieve this objective. Simon is
best placed to provide the detail around this work.

•                  All transport related projects being considered in the
Hutt have an active mode component. These include the RiverLink and Cross
Valley Transport Connections projects where public transport and active
modes are a major consideration in the development of options.

Apologies that this may not be a satisfactory answer in the meantime,
however Mr Cager will be able to respond to you and supply any current HCC
planning and strategy documents, such as they exist, around development or
improvement of the commuter cycleway infrastructure in the Hutt Valley
upon his return.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[3]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
our Head of Transport, City and Community Services, John Gloag at
[4][email address].

Yours sincerely,

 

Euan Kyle
Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
Zealand
T 04 570 6702 W [5]www.huttcity.govt.nz

 

From: Euan Kyle
Sent: Thursday, 15 October 2020 10:17 AM
To: [FOI #13817 email]
Subject: RE: Official Information request - Commuter cycleway planning and
strategy [#52E44Q]

 

15/10/2020  

   

   

 
Michael Brown
 
[6][FOI #13817 email]
 
 
 

Dear Michael Brown,

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND
MEETINGS ACT 1987: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF REQUEST

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 15 September for information regarding commuter cycleway planning
and strategy.

 

We received your request on 16 September 2020. We apologise for missing
this request when it first came in. We are in the process of improving our
LGOIMA process and service and unfortunately we missed this email and I
apologise that we were not able to meet your expectations or our
requirements under the legislation. We will get our response to you as
soon as possible.

 

Your request is being coordinated by our infrastructure team. If any
additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into
account.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Euan Kyle
Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
Zealand
T 04 570 6702 W [7]www.huttcity.govt.nz

 

Euan Kyle
Senior Advisor – OIA & Privacy

Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040, New
Zealand
T 04 570 6702, M 022 4155438,  W [8]www.huttcity.govt.nz

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recipient named in the e-mail message. If the reader of this e-mail
message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use,
copying or distribution of this e-mail message is prohibited. If you have
received this e-mail message in error, please notify the sender
immediately. Thank you.

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From: Michael Brown

Dear Euan Kyle,

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate the summary of work currently underway and the intent behind it. I would encourage HCC to consider drafting an updated Walk and Cycle the Hutt strategic statement incorporating current data and strategic contexts, such as the Climate Emergency declared by HCC in 2019.

I await further details from Mr Cager and will keep this OIA request open until then.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Brown

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