Sumner Rd from Lyttleton to Sumner Needs to BE RE-OPENED

Reported in the Road/highway category by Jon Malis at 08:24, Thu 9 April 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 1 hour later.

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Dear CCC Roading Authorities, I want you to fix the Sumner Road to connect through to Evans Pass Road and from Lyttleton to Sumner. This has gone on for far too long. I do not accept the excuse that the road is too dangerous due to rock fall hazard. Have you ever been to California, or to rural NZ in the mountains? That sort of astronomically rare hazard is no justification for keeping a vital link between suburbs closed. If this sort of road connected suburbs with property values like Fendalton to Clifton Hill, powerful people would be lobbying for opening and improving the road and it would be done in short order. You are ignoring the people of Lyttleton because you consider that you can get away with it with little political penalty. It's not right and you know it. That road was fine for over 150 years (or however long it's been there) an even in the quakes no one was killed due to rockfall. Take that excuse for closing it off the table and all you have is money. Now tell me when it's going to get opened again? Best regards, Jon

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