So­lu­tions needed

The Dominion Post - - Opinion -

Grow­ing cities face three choices: stop grow­ing, knock down build­ings to make more room for cars, or find a bet­ter way to move peo­ple around.

Trans­mis­sion Gully is pre­dicted to fun­nel 12,000 new cars into the city ev­ery day. Is that re­ally what we want? With an­other 50-80,000 peo­ple ar­riv­ing in the CBD over the next 20 years, we ur­gently need to fig­ure out how to make the best use of road space.

Ex­perts agree that means pri­ori­tis­ing peo­ple on foot, on bikes, and on pub­lic trans­port. That still leaves room for freight and those who need to travel by car. It’s a win-win.

It’s also what our new Govern­ment cam­paigned for. Let’s take the time needed to have a proper con­ver­sa­tion on the Let’s Get Welling­ton Mov­ing process.

If any­one wants to ob­ject, I re­spect that. But if you want to ob­ject, you must give us a vi­able al­ter­na­tive. PA­TRICK MOR­GAN New­town

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