I love that John Key is so desperate to show some progress on his memorial cycleway that he’s even going along to the opening of cycleways that aren’t funded with its money. On Sunday he showed up at the opening of a cycleway in Oamaru. The cycleway was funded by the council and NZTA.
Apart from giving a little cash to another cycleway that was being built anyway, nothing has happened on John Key’s great national cycleway plan. Remember, this was meant to be a recession-busting plan to create 4,000 jobs. The recession has been over for a year and not a single job has been created.
You might have noticed there was no mention of the cycleway in this year’s Budget. After all the hooting and hollering last year, the government has completely failed to deliver. Apparently, the special funding for the national cycleway has been canceled and DoC will have to pay for anything that is built out of its baseline instead of spending that money on
This is what you get from a government that is all about spin, not about substance.