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The evidence against more motorways

by Russell Tregonning
John Milford of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce wants to ‘fix congestion choke points’ in Wellington’s urban roading system. He says this will be ‘vital to our economy’. But there’s no evidence that his solution — more motorways — will achieve either aim. Read more »

What must be changed, to fix the problems with Karori’s buses

by Mike Flinn
Last week I attended the meeting in Karori where local residents and residents from adjacent suburbs told Regional Council representatives what they thought of the new bus services. All services to Karori were criticised, including the peak-hour ones along Karori Road with full buses and extended waiting times. Read more »

More than just a bad joke: the bustastrophe and the government

by PCGM
Local MP (and ex-councillor) Paul Eagle has raised the prospect that central government will have to step in to the Wellington Regional Council’s self-made bus-tastrophe. It appears even the Beehive is running out of patience with GWRC’s inability to make the network function effectively. Read more »

25% increase: Govt announces “record transport investment” for Wellington

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Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today a record $1.9 billion investment in Wellington will deliver a safer, better connected and more resilient transport system over the next three years. Read more »

Light rail by 2028 – why we need to start now

by Kerry Wood
Wellington needs light rail, but waiting for more passengers to choose overloaded public transport is not the best way to get it. Read more »

Ten questions about LGWM’s plans for Wellington transport

by Tim Jones
When Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) finally releases its Recommended Programme of Investment (RPI) for transport in Wellington, a lot of questions are going to be about what gets funded, when, and who by. Read more »

Campaigners want ombudsman to investigate bus problems

by Gilly Tompsett
Community group ReVolt Wellington is calling on the government to appoint an ombudsman and hold an inquiry into widespread chaos and disruption on Wellington’s public transport network which it blames on the failure of bus contracts signed by the Regional Council that took effect on July 15. Read more »

New timetables, new buses

by Brent Efford
This coming weekend sees the biggest change to Wellington´s public transport services since, well, forever. Read more »

Avoiding congestion by rethinking Melling Bridge plans

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by Glen Smith
The New Zealand Transport Agency has put forward three plans to improve traffic flow on State Highway Two at the congested Lower Hutt turn off across Melling Bridge. Improvements at this intersection deserve support since the aim should be to improve the efficiency of all transport modes and to reduce the potential for accident related deaths and injuries. Read more »

The survey they’re not mentioning

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by Lindsay Shelton
Are the LGWM planners still dreaming of a flyover alongside the Basin Reserve? Most of us thought they’d given up the idea. But the flyover has emerged again in a new survey from LGWM – a survey that seems to have taken most people by surprise. Read more »

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