26 May 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
E-Bikes speed up WCWT audit
Council staff have been making the most of the good weather this week to audit the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail. West Coast Cycle & Tours, located by the roundabout in Hokitika, donated use of e-bikes, which has allowed staff to undertake this task efficiently and more speedily than on a traditional bicycle.
Asset Manager, Michael Teasdale advises, “The team have been riding the trail to make sure that all the assets on the trail are included in our asset database. This means that we have better information and can make sure that future maintenance and forward work plans are accurate and include anything that needs ongoing maintenance. While out on the trail the team have noted things that need to be fixed but we are always grateful to receive information from trail users about any issues they come across. If an issue is reported to us we can address it quickly and keep the trail safe for all users. To make sure that we can easily identify the location, it is always helpful to note the closest distance trail marker on any service request.”
Trail users are encouraged to download the Snap Send Solve app from the Google Play or Apple Store and use it to report issues about the trail or anywhere else around Westland to Council. This app recognises GPS locations and provides Council with accurate location information: https://www.westlanddc.govt.nz/service-requests-snap-send-solve.
Other ways to contact Council about trail issues are by logging a service request on the website: https://www.westlanddc.govt.nz/request-service, calling on 0800 474 834 or email: Council@westlanddc.govt.nz.
Media enquiries to:
Emma Rae, Strategy and Communications Advisor