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Safer Biking and Walking around Nelson – Rally for Travel Justice
May 28 @ 1:00 pm
Are you disgruntled, dismayed or downright disgusted that, despite all our knowledge about global warming and the distressing evidence it presents before our eyes, cars still rule the roost in Nelson? Empty cars are still given the kerbside space that cyclists could better use; and every one of them could have a driver about to fling open the door. People with any disability at all can’t safely cross streets; even with pedestrian refuges, we still have to dash when cars are coming at us at 50 kph.
Roundabouts, kerbside parking, fast speeds are all seemingly cemented in place for the benefit of motorists and to the disadvantage of all other modes of travel. Is this fair? No, it’s not only unfair, it’s short-sighted, and it’s bad for human health and social cohesion.
So let’s Rally for Travel Justice again. Meet at Millers Acre, 1 pm on Sunday 28th MayWalk, scoot, wheelchair or bike to the Church Steps. Please circulate far and wide the poster attached here.
Our map will be at the Church Steps for you to mark on your trouble spots. We put stars on any spots that have been fixed since last time – it’s not a glittering galaxy – yet.
See you there, with or without a message to display. We’ll have plenty of placards for you to use.