Following the death of a cyclist in November last year on the one-way sections of State Highway 1 (SH1) in Dunedin, the NZ Transport Agency and Dunedin City Council formed a Project Team with Spokes cycle advocacy group to work towards improving cycle safety within central Dunedin. Some short term interventions have already been implemented. The focus has now shifted to developing a long term cycle safety solution that will form part of an expanded cycle network for the city.
The proposal is at a very early stage, dealing with high level concepts. It will be a number of years before any construction occurs, and feedback from the community and key stakeholders will form an important part of the decision making process for the Council and the NZ Transport Agency.
A number of possible ‘north-south’ routes have been assessed for a safe cycle route through the city, resulting in two preferred options. These options provide a significant improvement in cycle safety, because cyclists are on a Separated Cycle Lane (SCL) which is physically separated from traffic by a barrier (except at intersections where traffic light phasing is used to provide protection).
Consultation starts on Friday 8 November 2013 and closes Friday 6 December at 5pm. Any questions, please contact Sarah Connolly email@example.com
or email your comments to: Dunedinshcyclelanes@nzta.govt.nz
Alternatively you can attend one of our drop in sessions:
Thursday 14 November, 12-2pm, Wall Street Mall, George Street
Tuesday 19 November, 3pm-6pm, Toitu
Wednesday 20 November, 12-2pm , The Link (Otago University)
OUSA is looking to extend the Airport shuttle programme! Check out all the info on the website to sort out your ride from two pick up points; in the North East Valley and from outside the OUSA main office on the one way. All bookings must be done online!
Book online here
The OUSA Recreation is getting an awesome new makeover. It’ll be decked out with more space and more facilities to make your dance, study, club or meeting space even better. Keep an eye out for our reopening during February 2014!
For now you can contact staff by visiting the OUSA Main Office, 640 Cumberland St or by phoning 03 479 5332.
Voting in the Citizens Initiated Referendum: 22 November to 13 December.
From 4 November 2013 to 23 February 2014 all fitness classes at Unipol Recreation Centre are free for tertiary students. So bring your valid ID card and a flatmate/friend and have fun.
Check out the reduced timetable here
Are you in your final year of study, creative, entrepreneurially minded, keen to be in a start-up team, interested in learning about business? SEED is a 4 week, full time course run by the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Upstart from January 27, 2014. A stipend is available for the length of the course.
To register your interest and for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
There will be extra skips out in the next couple of weeks as you leave your flats and wonder what to do with your belongings. Skips will be out on Friday 8 November and Saturday 9 November from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of all that stuff you can’t put out in your black sacks or recycling bins.
Between 2pm & 4pm on the same days the DCC will also run extra collections for yellow AND blue recycling bins as well as DCC rubbish bags. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.
If you can, it’s probably best to take your rubbish to the skips before 3.30pm, as skips which are taken away to be emptied towards the end of the collection period may not be replaced with a new skip. If skips located closest to your flat are full, please take your rubbish to another skip.
Reusable goods such as couches and chairs can be picked up for free by local charity shops, so don't leave them on the footpath, put them to good use! Maps and info available on the OUSA Facebook page and website.
Thanks for your help during this year to keep north Dunedin tidy.