Bay Area Skate Park
Seeks input as to best location for a skate park in the Redcliffs/Sumner area.
Closes 26 February
Spokes Canterbury strongly urges that adequate, expandable, secure cycle parking and end of trip facilities are included as part of all recreational facilities. Enabling people to cycle is part of the transport culture change Council seeks.
To be ‘adequate’, we advise at least 20 bike parking facilities, preferably of the ‘hoop’ design whereby two bikes can lock up on either side (10 hoops), and a number of smaller pieces of ‘furniture’ to which tricycles and scooters can be locked – we anticipate that not only might skateboarders arrive by bicycle, but so might onlookers, such as siblings and non-skating friends.
By ‘secure’ we mean that the hardware should not only be robust, but placed in an area that is open to public surveillance from the street and from the skateboard facility. Public surveillance is a major deterrence to theft and crime generally.
By ‘expandable’, we mean that there should be room to add more equally secure hardware should demand require it.
By ‘end of trip facilities’ we suggest a water fountain and a bike-repair station at the very least. As this is a skate park consulting directly with skate board using stakeholders on what is required for a skateboard repair station is an obvious ‘win’.