St Heliers locals at a public meeting this month on Auckland Transport plans for the suburb. Photo / Simon Wilson
St Heliers locals at a public meeting this month on Auckland Transport plans for the suburb. Photo / Simon Wilson

Dame Jenny Gibbs wrote to the paper this week about Auckland Transport's plans for St Heliers. She'd read my column last Friday and didn't agree with me that there was too much on-street car parking in the shopping village. She definitely didn't want any of the parks taken out, to allow for more pedestrian crossings, as AT had wanted to do.

Gibbs lives in the eastern bays and said she had switched to a St Heliers optometrist, precisely because it's more convenient to drive to the village than into the city, which she used to do.

She had a very

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