Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Chris Laidlaw response to our letter re: the trolley buses

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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On 13 February we wrote to the Sustainable Transport Committee restating our concern regarding the GWRC decision to replace trolley buses with diesel-hybrid buses.  Our letter can be found here. Below is Chris Laidlaw’s response … (more…)

Planners’ Screw-ups

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Ever wondered why the terminal is on the wrong side of the runway? (more…)

Cars have never made good houses

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

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Ten years ago there were no beggars on the streets of Wellington.  (more…)

Rapid Light Rail in Wellington

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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Britomart in Auckland changed everything, (more…)

Wellington Mayoral Candidates Respond

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

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ARCHITECTURAL CENTRE: 2016 questions for Wellington mayoral candidates. (more…)

Using school to give kids driving licences is a good idea – Really?

Friday, November 13th, 2015

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On Saturday morning (7 November 2015) on The Nation, Grant Roberton (MP for Wellington Central and Opposition Finance Spokesperson), announced “we’re seriously looking at the idea that the curriculum needs to include driver licensing.” (more…)

So what are NZTA’s option now?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The recent High Court decision (NZTA v Architectural Centre Inc & Ors) appears to have put an end to the flyover in the short term … but what are NZTA’s options now for the Basin Reserve?

1. Seek leave to the Supreme Court to appeal the High Court decision

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Following the High Court decision (21 August 2015), NZTA have the right to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. (more…)