Island Life by David Slack

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Island Life: Sundays Are For Activists

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  • Rich of Observationz,

    A flash structure isn't needed. They just need to shut one of the clipons to cars and split it for half buses and half bikes and walkers.

    Then put enough of a toll on to keep congestion under some control.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Is it fair to compare it to the Sydney Harbour bridge? and say 2-3% of their traffic is walking or cycle meaning the Auckl bridge may get 5,000 each way a day?

    I have never been to Sydney and don't know the geography quite so well but the northern end of the harbour bridge runs out along the waters edge and has piss all suburban areas near at at that side.

    It's not that likely that folks in the cbd area are going to need it to go anywhere.

    Then there's the weather .... :(

    I'm not trying to be negative but I'd be surprised if many people really did get off their arses and ride or walk a bloody long way from the shore to even get to the bridge which is essentially who this is for.

    It's like those gym memberships that end up costing 600 bucks for 6 visits.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Oh, I was talking about Auckland in that second paragraph comparing it to Sydney.

    I'm a westie and there is a cycle lane along a good chunk of the northwestern but to be honest aside from the diehards it isn't that well patronised.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Best of luck, David. Hoping the crowd will be beautiful and the weather numerous. Or possibly vice versa.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Pssssst....the the coffee circuit has revealed that some shoreskevites might be meeting at 13:15 on Onepoto domain to honour New Zealand's rich history of civil disobedience. I might go and find out what this is all about.

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Did you have a good time Mr Smart ?

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Fairey,

    Thanks David, it was a good rally, I was a little intimidated by all those cyclists in the one place!

    Puketapapa Mt Roskill, AK… • Since Dec 2007 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    I've updated the post with a short report and a pretty picture.

    Did you have a good time Mr Smart ?

    She missed it by That Much.

    I was much impressed by the civil disobedience, by the way.

    I was a little intimidated by all those cyclists in the one place!

    Sorry I missed you, Julie. I also see, from that transport policy election meeting flyer that was being handed out, that Wednesday night presents a scheduling conflict.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Oh, nice one. Well done, everyone.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    It's going to happen. I can feel it in the bones.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4341 posts Report Reply

  • Jason Lea,

    artist's impression of the proposed cycle and walkway extension

    Were these inspired by those tubes from the tv series 'under the mountain'?
    Perhaps you could approach the Wilberforces' to be the primary contractor?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville,

    Heh that's my brother and his kid front and centre. Nice!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 199 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    I loved this story about cycling anarchy. Big ups to those cyclists, and also to the cops for not getting heavy with them. I'm kinda jealous.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Were these inspired by those tubes from the tv series 'under the mountain'? Perhaps you could approach the Wilberforces' to be the primary contractor?

    "City cyclists say they're fed up by the thick layer of slime coating the newly opening cycling extension on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. "It got into my gears," said cyclist Darren Watson of Takapuna. "I couldn't even clean all of it out. I'm going to have to replace the chain. Not happy!" When asked for a comment, a spokesperson for the extension's contractor, Wilberforce Tubes Ltd, said, "Twins!" before he started to drip with sweat and scurried off into the bushes surrounding Lake Pupuke."

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

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