Posts Tagged ‘option X’

Boundary issues

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

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. (more…)

Underpass update

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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. (more…)

Response to WCC evaluation

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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

A really simple movie of Option X

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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

Basin voting

Friday, October 7th, 2011


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


Vote X

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The Friday 26 August deadline for submissions to NZTA regarding the Wellington inner-city transport projects is getting closer. (more…)

Option X: FAQs

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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.