To: Simon Bridges, Minister of Transport

To construct the Katikati Bypass on the designated route

We, the citizens of Katikati district, petition the Minister of Transport and NZTA to construct the Katikati Bypass on the designated route, surveyed and purchased more than 10 years ago.

Why is this important?

The environmental impact of the intensity of SH2 traffic in Katikati Main Street is detrimental to the health and well being of our community. It is impossible to use and enjoy the Town Centre. Noise and air pollution, and health and safety for our increasing population, especially seniors and families, are pressing concerns. The current situation divides the town making it dangerous to access the main road from all the side streets.
We have a right to enjoy a peaceful, pleasant and vibrant Katikati Town Centre, and to attract visitors to enjoy the Mural Town experience.
If you signed the paper petition in Katikati please do not sign again thank you.

How it will be delivered

We will deliver the petition to Simon Bridges in person.

Katikati, Bay Of Plenty

Reasons for signing

  • To much congestion
  • Visiting my cousin in Katikati, I was at a standstill for 10 minutes by the bridge. My cousin then told me this is a frequent occurrence.
  • This is a major health and safety issue that has to be addressed now. The time for talking is well and truly over and our elected representatives must show some backbone and give the go-ahead to a bypass immediately.

Updates

2017-03-26 10:38:06 +1300

https://www.facebook.com/KatikatiTownCentre/photos/a.300929706924376.1073741831.298877333796280/423869561297056/?type=3&theater

2017-03-26 10:37:25 +1300

Bypass to make the town safer https://www.facebook.com/KatikatiTownCentre/photos/a.300929706924376.1073741831.298877333796280/423869284630417/?type=3&theater

2017-03-25 08:05:12 +1300

NZTA Announcement 14th March 2017 https://www.nzta.govt.nz/media-releases/bypass-to-be-added-and-faster-capacity-improvements-to-be-explored-for-waihi-to-tauranga-route/

2017-03-25 08:02:06 +1300

Katikati is overjoyed with this announcement. https://www.national.org.nz/bridges_welcomes_katikati_bypass_decision

2017-01-25 15:21:15 +1300

Plea for a bypass after queues: https://www.facebook.com/KatikatiTownCentre/photos/a.300929706924376.1073741831.298877333796280/390375844646428/?type=3&theater

2017-01-17 14:25:19 +1300

SH2 traffic causing massive delays, bypass needed say locals http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11778683

2017-01-17 14:23:38 +1300

Katikati bypass petition gains online signatures http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11780593

2017-01-17 14:22:45 +1300

Katikati unconvinced at bypass promises http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/145039-katikati-unconvinced-at-bypass-promises.html

2017-01-17 07:31:15 +1300

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-12 09:33:51 +1300

500 signatures reached

2017-01-04 09:11:25 +1300

100 signatures reached

2016-09-22 06:15:49 +1200

50 signatures reached

2016-09-21 16:41:24 +1200

25 signatures reached

2016-09-16 11:58:50 +1200

10 signatures reached

2016-09-14 12:50:59 +1200

Previous work done on the Bypass design by NZTA (approx 2009)
http://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/network/projects/katikati-bypass-investigation/docs/Katikati%20Bypass%20Intersection.pdf

2016-09-14 12:49:56 +1200

Bypass Route
http://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/network/projects/katikati-bypass-investigation/docs/Katikati%20Bypass%20Scheme%20Plan.pdf

2016-08-25 16:22:32 +1200

400 plus people attend public meeting to discuss Katikati traffic concerns and demand a bypass http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/minister-faces-hostile-crowd-demanding-katikati-bypass/

2016-08-25 16:11:59 +1200

Meeting with Simon Bridges in Katikati after horror crash on SH2 http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/katikati-residents-grill-transport-minister-over-dangerous-road-2016080421

2016-08-25 16:06:50 +1200

Views about Katikati traffic congestion http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/132404-public-meeting-katikati-tonight.html

2016-08-25 16:05:40 +1200

Simon Bridges promises more consultation http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=1168747

2016-08-25 16:03:43 +1200

Katikati residents grill Simon Bridges in hostile meeeting
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/video/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503351&gal_cid=1503351&gallery_id=163840