Res­i­dents speak out on plans

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The Cen­tral Leader showed im­ages of the bridge con­cept to Auck­land res­i­dents to see what they think. Here are some of the re­sponses: • “It’s nice and mod­ern. Get­ting over the bridge is al­ways a mat­ter of time.” – Maryam Ghahra­man, Ep­som • “It looks fan­tas­tic, I like the de­sign. Light rail is so es­sen­tial. It’s aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing. It de­pends how ready peo­ple are to ac­cept a new bridge.” – Tessa Need­ham, Waterview • “It looks nice. I al­ways go the Green­hithe way, it’s more scenic. This idea looks more at­trac­tive.” – Caro­line McDow­ell, Blockhouse Bay • “It’s fan­tas­tic. There has to be room for pub­lic trans­port – both rail and bus. We also need tran­sit lanes. I love the glass, peo­ple would walk it. If it is fea­si­ble, it’s a good idea. I wouldn’t be op­posed to hav­ing it tolled, they should never have stopped tolling the har­bour bridge.” – Stephen Loo, Botany • “It’s pretty good. Any­thing is bet­ter than the cur­rent bridge. It’s pretty awe­some to have a tram tun­nel.” –Avneel Ram, Par­nell. • “It’s quite stun­ning. We need to look for­ward and not be short-sighted.” – Marilyn Glover, Taka­puna • “The bridge copes okay, it’s the outer lanes that don’t man­age. There is no point re­plac­ing it.” – Mike Sheehy, Taka­puna. • “It’s a cool idea.” – Re­becca Wil­liams, Taka­puna

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