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  1. gmb, 20. November 2012, 11:42

    From Opus’ conclusions surrounding Option X:

    “If the government decided to fund a Buckle Street tunnel then Option X could be considered further along with Option F or Option A and B linking to a tunnel. As this money is not currently available, then Option X is not a viable alternative to Option A or B.”

    Since the government has found money for tunnelling Buckle Street, Options F and X should be available for consideration. I’m also very interested to see the Richard Reid proposal. http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=50038

    GWRC has voted to examine all available options and I hope WCC makes the same demand to NZTA. http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=50019

  2. Elaine Hampton, 20. November 2012, 12:40

    I see in the image above that we seem to be looking at the tunnel entrance with no view of how this will damage the Basin Reserve and surrounding area. Concrete monstrosity.

    All options should be on the table. Option X is excellent urban design and considerably cheaper; Richard Reid’s previous solutions to traffic problems have been elegant and must be considered.

    Who in their right mind would choose a double flyover instead of good urban design? Oh well yes, people who build flyovers !!!!!!!

  3. Alana, 20. November 2012, 13:45

    With an estimated 80% of public comment opposing a flyover, and now both Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council opposing this proposal, why does NZTA go ahead with this awful waste of money to create an ugly wall at the Basin Reserve? There are viable alternatives. Will the government listen to NZTA or to the people who will have to live with this?
    Come along to help Stop the Flyover at a community meeting tomorrow, 21 November, 6pm, at St Joseph’s Church, next to the Basin Reserve.

  4. Sridhar, 21. November 2012, 12:52

    And if NZTA has to get approval from EPA, with Kerry Prendergast in charge of EPA, they are in the right place to get approval.

  5. John Clarke, 21. November 2012, 15:32

    I love the pictures these roading engineers come up with for their schemes … where is the litter, the graffiti, the dead shrubs, the stunted trees? How come these guys aren’t accountable for telling the truth in their advertising material, like everyone in the corporate sector?

  6. RPH, 21. November 2012, 22:42

    I love the talk of safe separation of pedestrians and traffic in this new design concept and yet the picture has the guy with the newspaper about to walk straight on to the road without looking……..

  7. Trish, 22. November 2012, 9:44

    No, RPH. He is not reading the paper. He is looking at a map and trying to figure out where is supposed to catch the bus into town.

  8. Curtis Nixon, 23. November 2012, 0:18

    No, Trish. He is a homeless person coming over to ask the artist for a smoke.

  9. Ellie, 23. November 2012, 11:12

    No No he is a foreign traveller totally confused over his map who is wondering “what on earth have they done here?”

  10. Alana, 23. November 2012, 15:02

    He is walking head down to avoid looking up at a grimy expanse of concrete and noise.

    But this isn’t over – Join us at http://www.stoptheflyover.com and Save the Basin on FB