Boundary issues

I was watching crits at VUW last week, and the issue of fences arose in a discussion about one masters’ student’s proposed alternative to stadium design. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 1st November 2015
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment | 1 Comment »

Underpass update

NZTA continues digging the underpass tunnel below the future Memorial Park: pictures enclosed.
The route through is now almost complete from end to end, open for the first time ever, direct from Taranaki St right through to the Basin. It is a busy worksite, clogged full of diggers, excavators, soil-nailers, trucks, and still: an awful lot of rich brown clay. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 27th August 2013
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, News | 1 Comment »

Response to WCC evaluation

The WCC has issued a report which evaluates Alternatives to the NZTA’s proposal for a flyover at the Basin.
Download a PDF to read our response to the WCC report.
Arch-Centre_Response to WCC report

Posted on 19th March 2013
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A really simple movie of Option X

Someone asked us to make a movie to explain Option X. Well, we thought, it’s a pretty simple scheme. Let’s make a simple movie.
And here it is!
Option Xplanation

Posted on 17th December 2012
Under: AC EVENTS | 4 Comments »

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 »

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 »

Option X: FAQs

Thanks again for all your questions.  We’ll up date this page to address questions as they come in, and supply new drawings etc. to explain things as needed.  Here’s an initial batch of questions and answers to start with.



The dedicated public transport lanes (buses or light rail) are in the middle lanes.  How will they be accessed?

Overseas examples show easy ways to enable pedestrian access to centrally located public transport.  An example is shown in this drawing.  This has the advantage that cars turning into side streets and driveways do not have to block the bus lane, and the public transport route can achieve uninterrupted speeds.

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Posted on 22nd July 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues | 21 Comments »