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Pedestrian bridge access

5 May 2015, 12:12 PM

WDC have been working to address the issue of motorbikes and horses being unlawfully ridden in public amenity spaces.

These areas are Council owned and maintained and are designed for, and used by pedestrians; and the reserve areas along the eastern bank of the Mangaokewa River and Ward Street are also designated dog exercise areas.

Riding motorbikes and horses in these areas, is prohibited under Waitomo District Council's Public Amenities Bylaw as these activities pose significant health and safety hazards to pedestrians.

Recently WDC installed fixed steel barriers at the entrance of the pedestrian bridges that are located along the Mangaokewa River Te Kuiti. The aim is to prevent people from crossing the bridge on a motorbike or horse, so as to protect pedestrians and the bridge itself.

Any person who refuses or neglects to comply with the regulations of the Bylaw is committing an offence and will be liable for an infringement fine.

Fixed steel barrier on pedestrian bridges