The Public Love Tunnels

If there is one thing that the public love, it is being let in to a secret underground space, to go boldly where no one has gone before… And last weekend, Wellington was allowed to venture into the giant slice through the earth that the NZTA call the Memorial Park underpass. At present it is just a large cut in the ground, but the base slab is under preparation, and soon they will start to work on the walls, and eventually the roof over.
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Thousands visited – sadly, no record was kept of how many went through, but you can judge by the photos Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th November 2013
Under: Basin Reserve issues, News | 1 Comment »

Basin voting

 

Well, the Council have voted on the city’s official position with respect to central government’s proposed traffic improvements near the Basin Reserve.

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Posted on 7th October 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, News, RANTING, Transport, urban design | 11 Comments »

Local insight toward a refined proposal

So says Rod James, of the 1900 or so submissions received by NZTA on their recently closed public consultation on the preferred options for roading improvements near the Basin Reserve Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31st August 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Transport | 1 Comment »

Vote X

The Friday 26 August deadline for submissions to NZTA regarding the Wellington inner-city transport projects is getting closer. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 24th August 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues | 12 Comments »

Overpass: Dream or reality?

I love a beautiful and well considered bridge!

Foster's Millau viaduct is so beautiful it is as if it floats on the clouds!

Indeed, the designers amongst us imagine them as streamlined and un-cluttered, perhaps with translucent edge zones, no barriers or signs, no streetlights, slender support structures that simply branch out of the ground… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 20th July 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, News, RANTING, Transport, Uncategorized, urban design | 5 Comments »

The common ‘sense of place’.

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 4th July 2011
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Let’s not get pwned by the RoNSter

Save the Basin and Save Kapiti are organising a “Rail Against the Road/Expressway” rally at Parliament on Wednesday July 6th. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th June 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, News, RANTING, Transport, urban design | 11 Comments »