Posts Tagged ‘roading’

Free Petrol Pt III

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 21 comments

Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.

Urgent safety upgrades needed, not a holiday highway

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, July 8th, 2010 - 3 comments

Auckland Transport Blog saying the bleeding obvious about the aggrandizement project that appears to be Steven Joyce’s grand vision for the future of transport in Auckland. If he was concentrating on reducing the road toll on this stretch of road, there are simpler and cheaper ways than wasting taxpayers money.

Lost highway

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, June 25th, 2008 - 60 comments

Petrol is over $2.10 a litre. The price will keep rising both with the ever upward march of the price of crude and the falling NZ dollar. Already, motorists are responding. Road usage in Auckland has fallen 3%. It’s fair to believe it is falling elsewhere too. The only reasonable conclusion is that the number […]

Ambitious for big oil

Written By: - Date published: 11:41 am, May 27th, 2008 - 73 comments

We’ve all heard John Key bang on about his ambitions for New Zealand’s infrastructure and now one of my sources within the National Party has tipped me off that as part of their infrastructure policy they are planning to announce a plan for a four lane highway between Wellington and Auckland. As I recall this […]

Water, water everywhere, why not stop to think?

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, May 22nd, 2008 - 18 comments

From the MP who tried to ban water comes ‘don’t use crash statistics to work out which roads are dangerous’. Writing in the Oamaru Mail about a dangerous stretch of road, National MP Jacqui Dean says: “Transit New Zealand often places too great an emphasis on the crash statistics it receives from Land Transport New […]

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