Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, December 28th, 2017 - 22 comments
As I prepare to fly out of NZ yet again for work, I’m contemplating how much my personal transport has changed over the years. These days I most ride a e-bike. Faster than a car for my commute because of the frigging Auckland traffic. Effective exercise without too much pain. And a lot of fun.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, October 25th, 2017 - 46 comments
Truckers don’t own the roadways. We do. If Ken Shirley wants a stricter adherence to user pays, then he should start with his trucking members. In the meantime the best thing we can do for improving the roading network is to get large trucks off of the road – they damage it way too much.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 25th, 2017 - 55 comments
National’s roads of national significance programme looks to be no more with an early casualty being the East West Link in Auckland, which per kilometre was destined to be the most expensive transport project the world has ever seen.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, October 2nd, 2017 - 194 comments
In a sign of desperation Bill English rang Winston Peters on the weekend but the call was not answered. Clearly National realises that waiting for the special votes to be released will significantly weaken its bargaining position.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, September 18th, 2017 - 210 comments
This isn’t what we meant by keep it in the ground.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 25th, 2017 - 7 comments
Designing policy for a low carbon world and good lives, the Greens are standing strong in the need to act now on climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, August 25th, 2017 - 2 comments
The Green Party will save families and students money, reduce pollution, and make it easier to get around Wellington.
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, August 23rd, 2017 - 21 comments
In just a couple of month’s time the Greater Wellington Regional will start an $11m project to dismantle the trolley bus system. Council Tramways Union Vice President Chris Morley talks about why light rail for Wellington is unlikely to ever happen, and why it doesn’t need to.
Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, August 21st, 2017 - 76 comments
Trolley buses make sense for the environment and for people who drive them. But in just a couple of month’s time the Greater Wellington Regional will start an $11m project to dismantle the trolley bus system. Council Tramways Union Vice President Chris Morley writes about why this is a huge mistake.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, August 18th, 2017 - 54 comments
National has let regional rail services rust away but the Greens in government will restore rail as the backbone of New Zealand’s transport system, for freight and for people
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, August 15th, 2017 - 65 comments
A list of Labour’s announced policies to date and an easy way to compare them to other parties’ policies.
Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, August 6th, 2017 - 15 comments
In an attempt to take the thunder away from Labour’s Auckland Transport announcement National’s offer was leaked this week to the Herald. But it is uninspiring, and shows a continued commitment to roading as providing a solution.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, July 28th, 2017 - 59 comments
Ben Ross at The Spinoff “The government’s continued support of the road freight industry in preference to expanding the role of rail, in the face of the data in this report, makes a complete mockery of its claim to prudent economic management. It makes, instead, a pretty good case for incompetence, or cronyism, or both.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:58 am, July 25th, 2017 - 35 comments
National appear to be completely uninterested in spending Aucklander’s transport taxes on Auckland. Instead they want to put in roads that have no economic measurable benefits for Auckland except to increase the road congesting trucks on our roads. Why do National hate Auckland?
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, July 9th, 2017 - 53 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes: “Fossil fuels are the primary cause of climate change. A significant chunk of those fossil fuels are burned in cars, so if we want to beat climate change, we need to stop doing that. And today, the French government signalled that it would do just that, announcing that it would ban the sale of petrol and diesel-fuelled cars by 2040″
Written By: - Date published: 2:36 pm, July 5th, 2017 - 79 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments
A 21st century city simply has to have integrated, multi-modal public transport at its heart.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 31st, 2017 - 66 comments
The pace of change in transportation may mean that some time soon private ownership of petroleum cars may disappear.
Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, March 25th, 2017 - 85 comments
It’s too hard! We’ll do it later! Auckland airport rail is just the latest example.
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, January 25th, 2017 - 79 comments
What can we do today that will make a difference?
Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, January 13th, 2017 - 39 comments
Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, October 30th, 2016 - 58 comments
Andrew Little has just announced that Labour in Government will accelerate the implementation of light rail in the Auckland Istmus.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, September 6th, 2016 - 20 comments
Damon over at civicanalysis wrote an interesting post over the weekend “How New Zealand can help save the world” (and then pointed my attention to it 🙂 ). It looks at what we can do to structurally alleviate climate change. But also looked at some of the economic benefits
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, August 21st, 2016 - 22 comments
So often we lose sight of the fact that local government is about much, much more than rates. We’re launching a Jobs That Count ticket to change that.
Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 21 comments
Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.
Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - Comments Off on Free Petrol Pt I
Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.