DCC: Councillors delegated street furniture decisions to staff

Peter Entwisle says “some principles need teasing out: CONTEXT, AUTHENTICITY, FLEXIBILITY and TRUE EXCEPTIONALITY”

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### ODT Online Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Opinion
Rearranging the street furniture
By Peter Entwisle
Dunedin is adopting a new generation of street furniture. It’s happened before with varying results and we should try to do better this time.
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Dunedin City Council – Media Release
Free Parking – for Cycles

This item was published on 19 Jun 2012.
The rollout of 56 new cycle stands around the city is almost complete. The sites are high demand and high profile areas that were identified in consultation with community boards and cycling groups.
There are two types of stand – 46 basic U-shaped stainless steel stands, and two sets of five stands that, when installed, spell ‘cycle’. The stands were designed in-house and manufactured by local business Identimark with some parts of the manufacturing process undertaken in Auckland.
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16.7.11 ODT More cyclists than a year ago: survey
Dunedin will spend $20,000 on 70 cycle stands for central city sites over the next two years.

Bicycle Management
Dunedin City Council: Cycle stands, hitching rails and facilities
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cycling/cycle-stands

University of Otago, Property Services: Cycling & Cycle Racks
http://www.propserv.otago.ac.nz/services/parkingcyclerack.html

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7 responses to “DCC: Councillors delegated street furniture decisions to staff

  1. John P.Evans, concerned citizen

    What is now needed is a horse trough and a couple of hitching rails,

    followed by stocks.

    At least then we could put B-P into them and hurl tennis balls at him.

    • John, that is the best possible outcome!

      [see post and comments at https://dunedinstadium.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/whaleoil-mention/ ]

    • Cull’s council………SPEND SPEND SPEND
      (for all that bloody money no public stocks !!!!)

      ### ODT Online Fri, 15 Nov 2013
      New Dunedin street furniture ‘quite funky’
      By Debbie Porteous
      New street furniture designed for Dunedin’s warehouse district, and described by Mayor Dave Cull as ”quite funky”, is expected to get tongues wagging across the city. The five sleeper and concrete seats designed by Otago Polytechnic students are part of a $600,000 Dunedin City Council upgrade of footpaths and amenities in Vogel St – the first stage of a revitalisation plan for the whole area – due to begin later this year.
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  2. It’s quite good that the money is to come out of existing budgets, But has anyone asked if there is actually any money in those budgets or is it to be borrowed when required? Just to say it was approved tells us nothing. But I suppose that is of academic interest only because as Dave Cull says it will be “funky”, whatever that means. One thing is certain, he and his people have no intention of going on the “fiscal wagon” anytime soon.

  3. Hype O'Thermia

    If it were me, when I found myself up to my nostrils in debt I’d scrub the “other budgets” such as my holiday fund, my redecorate the lounge fund, my subscription to the gym and my favourite vintage car magazines and so on, and put all that money towards the important thing, repaying the debt so as to avoid paying more interest than absolutely necessary. That way I’d go through a time of belt tightening but I’d get back to the position of being able to think about resuming holiday travel plans and so on a bit sooner.

  4. Anonymous

    Not the gym subscription! Those guys and pretty much any other non-professional rugby sport in this city are struggling to survive financially and even well organised development plans barely get a look in the door. Most clubs are locked out and lined up indefinitely, while the usual group of bludgers and fatnecks are allowed in to continue gorging themselves at the public trough.

    Six hundred thousand on what? A comb? Some paint? This is just the next stage in the long term sickness that is Dunedin City Council ensuring a few get paid a lot.

    Clearly this council is deep in shit if they turn a blind eye to that and then think a bike stand or two will save the day.

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