I hope the city council is not seriously thinking of using the results of the My Tauranga Vibe survey (News, November 7).
There are two of us in our household, and we both completed the survey.
Many of the options simply did not apply to us in any way whatsoever, but we were required to select one for each question.
Our personalised "vibe" summary, derived from our answers, was completely wrong, totally out-of-step with our thinking, and I would hate for this to be used as a basis for some council forward planning.
Two examples from my own survey, My Vibe deduced that I was entrepreneurial and wanted lots of opportunity to develop my career goals. I am well into my 70s and retired many years ago.
My Vibe also deduced that I was very supportive of increased public transport.
I never said anything like that in any of my responses.
And My Vibe gave me a percentage score at the end, but with no explanation.
In my view, what a load of rubbish.
Do I assume that Tauranga ratepayers have footed the bill for this nonsense?
Crossing ripe for delays
I could not believe what I was reading and thought an April Fools' joke - putting a controlled pedestrian crossing across SH2 at Bethlehem to allow cyclists to cross the road to a new cycleway on the right and side of the road after the Wairoa Bridge (News, November 29).
Have the powers that be never been in traffic queues on SH2? It can take up to an hour coming from Ōmokoroa to get to Bethlehem.
Will this be like Cameron Rd at Greerton with controlled crossing where one person pushes the button, within a few seconds they are allowed to cross the road, less than a minute later another person goes through the same procedure with traffic often banked up to Mitre 10 Mega?
I have also just read where the land on right hand side of SH2 at Bethlehem is going to be developed into housing, creating more delays.
Links Ave trial long enough
Re Links Ave (News, November 23). Tauranga City Council has been supplied with the comments of the participants in the "stop the closure" online survey (about 1000 people).
These comments should be sufficient to understand the residents' feelings.
Stop the trial now and conduct true consultation with the residents and ratepayers.
Analysis of Google Map data shows travel times down Oceanbeach Rd have increased nearly 50 per cent in peak periods.
The closure trial has gone on long enough to collect sufficient data.
Any more days is, in my opinion, just punishment of the residents.
Papamoa Residents & Ratepayers Association
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