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Big spending

by Lindsay Shelton
Looking back to the early days of Wellington.Scoop, there was plenty of evidence about how the Wellington City Council was torn between controlling its spending, and spending more on big projects that seemed, to many of us, to be unnecessary. Has anything changed? Read more »

Against the flyover, since 2008


by Lindsay Shelton
One of the most successful campaigns supported by Wellington.Scoop has been the opposition to plans for a flyover at the Basin Reserve. One of our first reports after this website was created described one of the first meetings called to oppose the flyover. Read more »

No room for more cars; why more lanes won’t fix anything

by Guy Marriage
We do have a traffic problem in our city, albeit a relatively small one: we have more traffic than our roads can take. Read more »

After a second tunnel – four lanes through Hataitai


by Lindsay Shelton
Reports that new mayor Andy Foster wants to prioritise a second Mt Victoria Tunnel have reminded me that eight years ago the local community was concerned to discover that a second tunnel would require the four-laning of Ruahine Street. Read more »

Commenting by clicking


by Lindsay Shelton
LGWM has emailed me, saying they need my help. They’re not asking me to write a business case. But they want me to “have my say” on the Golden Mile. So of course I responded, accepting their invitation by clicking on their link. Read more »

LGWM looks for more advice


by Lindsay Shelton
Let’s not get carried away by today’s LGWM announcement that they are seeking contractors for the next stage of engineering, design and planning work for Wellington’s mass rapid transit and a second Mt Victoria Tunnel. Keep reading and you discover that this “big step forward” (their words) is only for business cases: Read more »

LGWM seeking specialists to advise them on mass rapid transit and highway changes

Press Release – Let’s Get Wellington Moving
Contracts for the next stage of engineering, design, and planning work on the two largest projects in Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) have gone out for tender. Read more »

Changing his mind

Will new Wellington mayor Andy Foster be pursuing his idea of selling the city’s shares in Wellington Airport? From his past record, it’s hard to tell. Read more »

Driving us backwards

by Tim Jones
Andy Foster’s transport policies put him at odds with the public’s demand for climate change action. Read more »

Too early for a tunnel decision

by John Rankin
We don’t know enough right now to make the decision that Mayor Foster has made about another Mt Victoria Tunnel. About the only thing we know for certain is that a second tunnel is desperately needed for walkers and cyclists. Read more »

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