Greater Wellington Regional Council is reviewing its management plan for regional parks and the welcome mat is out for e-bikes which offer a great way to access and enjoy our huge network of roads and tracks.
Greater Wellington Parks Portfolio Leader Cllr Prue Lamason says consultation on the Parks Network Plan provides an opportunity for people to have their say about how we should manage facilities such as tracks and trails to make them better for park visitors.
She says the current management plan is six years old and over this time e-bikes, drones and other new recreation technology has emerged in parks. They want to promote access to parks and if technology encourages outdoor exercise and recreation, they’re all for it.
How to best share is just one of the issues and opportunities facing our nine regional parks and forests, which include favourites Queen Elizabeth, Kaitoke, and Belmont Regional Parks.
Cllr Lamason says the Parks Network Plan discussion document includes a number of proposalson which they seek feedback on. She urges anyone with an interest in the great outdoors in the region to give their suggestions and comments about how we can make our parks even better. All you have to do is answer six questions on their website.