Funny thing, I woke up this morning and thought to myself “what happened to the cycleway?” I was even going to put a “quick question” post up later today to see if anyone out there knew.
Then just a few minutes ago a media release from Tourism New Zealand turned up in my inbox to let me know that:
The much anticipated funding process for Phase Two of the New Zealand Cycleway project was announced today by the Ministry of Tourism
“Phase two?”, I thought, “that sounds exciting, but what was phase one?”
Turns out there’s no mention of what phase one was. I can only assume phase one involved somebody saying “let’s have a cycleway” followed by eight months of intense PR.
But don’t get excited too soon, it turns out there are three stages to phase two, each one of them sounds like it’s going to take a long time and none of them actually involve spending any money or employing anybody to build a cycleway.
At this rate we might see some job creation in time for the next recession.
It’s also worth noting that now the PR value of the cycleway has been sucked dry John Key is nowhere to be seen. Strange that.