03 September 2011
Kelvin Ave pocket park update 3rd Sept 2011
Today I revisited the site but this time with over half the elected members and a few senior members of staff. Staff have been busy and I saw a plan, still confidential, that will allow access both ways through Kelvin Ave and allow a larger area for planting that in any pocket park already approved. The road way would be designed such that after entering the street cars would have to ascertain that no one was coming in the other direction before continuing. Safe exit and entry to East Ave would still be allowed, ETSA are happy and the Surveyor General has no further role to play. This should be seen as a win, win for all interested parties; it meets the requirements for those who want the park and those that had issues with safety. I hope when the plan becomes public we can all agree that the proposal should now be supported. People I spoke to on site this afternoon that happened to be walking past were delighted.