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Safe environment for kids to learn road safety

20 Dec 2017

Safe environment for kids to learn road safety

Pack your picnics and load the bikes into the car for the official opening of the Junior Bike Park on Friday 22 December at the Adventure Playground.

Funds for this awesome new park were raised by the Wainui Lions with an additional $100,000 Council contribution. The 216m track will provide a fun and safe off-road environment where kids up to 12 can learn to negotiate real-life road situations.

Ranell Nikora, Council’s cycleways project manager, says the Junior Bike Park will be a valued asset for residents and visitors alike.

“It has been designed to welcome kids of all abilities to learn and play,” said Ranell.

The park includes traffic lights, roundabouts and car parks to simulate real-life road situations. There is a separate under-fours area for the smaller kids.

The official opening will be attended by Mayor Meng Foon along with members from the Wainui Lions, who will also be running their train through the Adventure Playground. There will be a sausage sizzle and BBQ available but people are also encouraged to bring their own picnic dinners. It is estimated up to 400 people will attend.

The opening kicks off at 5pm, running through until 7pm, with spot prizes for those wearing the right safety gear.

The bike park was designed by Grant & Cooke, project managed by Civil Project Solutions and constructed by Siteworx Civil Ltd. 

Invitation to the opening

What: Junior Bike Park

When: Friday 22 December from 5pm-7pm

Where: Adventure Playground

Note: Sorry kids you'll have to leave your scooters at home for the opening. The asphalt still needs a bit more time to set, so hard plastic wheels like scooters just need to wait a few more days. It should be hard enough to ride on after boxing day. Thanks for your patience. 

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