Posts by Michael Tritt

  • Auckland City of Cars -- Part 3,

    Thanks Che,

    I've used the deliberately ambiguous phrase "coming soon" to describe the arrival time of episodes 4 and 5...I'm thinking 4 - 8 weeks for both, but that will depend on how much spare time I can find!

    It'd be great for it to be shown in Wellington, as many of the issues covered are also relevant to Welly (e.g. why expected time travel savings from motorway improvements don't actually materialise...).

    I see your Regional Transport Strategy allocates some 90% of the funding to roads - that is a shocker. If you or anyone else would like a DVD copy, just let me know and I'll get one in the post.

    M.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Auckland City of Cars -- Part 3,

    Howick to Pt. Chev is 1 hr 21 minutes, on 2 buses, at a cost of $9.70.

    Yes, that is ridiculous. Bus priority measures etc could certainly help reduce that.

    BUT the more pertinent question is - if someone, say, works in Pt. Chev and chooses to live in Howick - why should their fellow Aucklanders fund motorway building, and degrade their city, to facilitate this long-distance travel habit?

    Strange things happen in cities that stop building motorways. People actually start to locate closer to where they need to travel.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Auckland City of Cars -- Part 3,

    Auckland already has an extensive motorway network for a city of its size.

    We shouldn't even consider providing additional motorway routes around Auckland until we have sorted out the embarrassing PT shambles we presently have.

    To quote Dr. Jeff Kenworthy, "How much freeway does a city need?
    - As much as it already has, certainly no more and probably a good deal less."

    M.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 3 posts Report Reply