Thanks for all your work that you often don't get enough credit for WCC!
20:23pm, 30 Apr 2018
Excellent to see you have a gender diverse and gender non binary option on this submission form.
16:41pm, 30 Apr 2018
I only have
13:39pm, 30 Apr 2018
My recent blog post discusses ideas around Wellington transportation, and the transformation to a city designed around people:
12:29pm, 30 Apr 2018
We would like an opportunity to speak at the hearing.
23:00pm, 29 Apr 2018
The debt just about doubles to $1.2 billion. This is not prudent. It would seem the plan needs to be extended to see when the debt is paid down and the impact of future capital work.
10:59am, 29 Apr 2018
We need reduced public transport costs to encourage people to use public transport and stop using cars. Good for the environment, good for congestion levels, reduces road upgrade costs
16:05pm, 27 Apr 2018
Sexual violence against males is a bigger problem than most people realise, and mostly it is boys under 10 (28%) and teenagers (65%) who are victimised. Most of these are not aware that they can get help and few parents,
teachers and social sup[port worker know hopw to address the issue.
We want the issue of safety for boys and young men from sexual violence to become well-known and understood concept in Wellington with resources in place and well publicised available to these boys.
10:43am, 26 Apr 2018
I want to stress the motorcyclists need for acknowledgement, secure parking and undercover options.
Monthly parking for motorcycles will be well received . . . if priced accordingly.
13:49pm, 21 Apr 2018
I would just like to say that I think the council has some excellent goals, and the speed with which they are being actioned is also very good.
21:04pm, 19 Apr 2018
Buses in Wellington suburbs are a joke. They're unreliable and there are not enough of them in enough places especially in the outer suburbs at peak times. This results in more people taking the only transport they trust
- their motor vehicles. The overflow of cars at the Pito-One Rd parking area adjacent to the Petone railway station is a testament to the appalling state of suburban public transport.
The inner city through-corridor one-way street design is extremely inefficient for those trying to navigate the city itself, which causes significant delays. The need to drive 1.5km and negotiate several queues at several sets of traffic lights to get to a place just a few hundred meters away is incredibly wasteful.
Build the overhead roads at the Basin Reserve and the tunnel through to Hataitai. It is the most congested and contested area in the city, with many people behaving badly and hundreds of cars jammed up trying to get through. Complaints that there will be more emissions with roading improvements in the area are ridiculous, this change won't add vehicles on its own, but it will reduce current significant traffic inefficiencies. And what about the Basin Reserve? What it is to anyone any more? It's a small lump of grass in the middle of a busy city, building roads through and making an attractive park with the remaining space would be far more useful and the area would actually get used.
The Island Bay cycleway is a classic example of how not to 'improve' a city. Cycling is being given far more priority than it deserves, and there are cycle lanes in the city that spend most of their time deserted, even at peak times. Many cyclists ignore cycle lanes and use the roads anyway, citing their 'right' to use the road. Wellington is a hilly city and many people won't ride to work because they don't want to ride back up those hills. We are not Christchurch.
Much more emphasis should be given for motorcycles and scooters. They are far more fuel efficient than cars, they take up far less parking space, and less space on the roads, but the available parking is shrinking instead of increasing. Clearly a few dollars in parking money is more important than improving carbon emissions and reducing congestion.
Motorcycles are apparently forbidden to park in monitored metered parking spaces even if they pay. This is utterly absurd, and a clear attempt by the WCC to discourage a mode of transport that is more efficient and takes up less space than cars.
17:04pm, 19 Apr 2018
There is gaping hole with regards to plans for motorcyclists. There is ample evidence written already about the benefits of motorcycling on congestion and productivity gains. Where are the plans on reviewing motorcycle parking spaces? You can fit 5 or
6 motorcycles into a single car space easily. For someone who commutes every day, it is very clear that most cars are single-occupant vehicles. Take a leaf out of Auckland Transport's book and actually have a pro-active strategy. I want my rates to go towards better providing for motorcyclists in the city.
16:55pm, 19 Apr 2018