I updated my post on a Days Bay to Wainuiomata gondola by tramping the route and taking some nice photos
The Rimutaka Rail Trail is no longer under threat. The group behind it have withdrawn their submission to the GWRC. It’s back to the drawing board for them, and I hope they come up with some plan to play trains which adds to Wellington rather than stuffing up a loved cycleway. They were definitely worthy of our scorn at the time.
Thanks to all the people and organisations who stood up for the users of the rail trail. We won.
Except … on the Trust’s website – it seems it is only a tactical retreat.
After careful consideration of our position, the Trust has withdrawn its current application to Greater Wellington Regional Council for a concession to reinstate the former railway route from Maymorn to Summit.
The Trust now has a much clearer picture of the work to be done to rebuild the former railway route. We thank all parties who have submitted and particpated in this process – we will review the information carefully and explore changes that might be made to improve and enhance the heritage railway proposal.
“The Trust now has a much clearer picture of the work to be done to rebuild the former railway route.” This really pisses me off. They don’t get it. Nobody wants the cycleway stuffed up. The former railway route is now a cycleway. Get your grubby mitts off our cycleway.