Tunnels, trenches and road tolls floated as solutions to Wellington's congestion woes – 8 July 2017
Tunnels, flyovers, removing traffic lanes along the waterfront and slapping a toll on Wellington's CBD are all currently on the table as potential solutions to the capital's congestion problem. The future of the capital's inner-city transport network has become slightly clearer after a list of possible congestion solutions being considered by transport planners was released to the public under the Official Information Act.
Solving Wellington's congestion problem is no easy task – 8 July 2017
Solving Wellington's congestion problem is far from an exact science, but those entrusted with the arduous task have revealed some of the ways they might do it.
Solving Wellington's congestion problem is no easy task - The Dominion Post
LGWM Brief for mass-transit corridors and future-proofing for light rail - 26 June 2017
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is developing an integrated plan for Wellington’s transport that helps meet the public’s aspirations for how the city looks, feels, and functions, and supports Wellington’s growth while making it safer and easier for people to get around.
As part of that work we have commissioned an independent study by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, a multinational engineering consultancy, to review the assumptions made regarding mass transit routes in Wellington.
The previous Public Transport Spine Study (PTSS) selected a preferred route for a high-quality public transport spine through central Wellington and identified Bus Rapid Transit as the best mode. After subsequent hearings, the Regional Transport Committee agreed that the route should be designed so it does not prohibit the future development of the route for public transport, including for Light Rail Transit (LRT).
As LGWM develops a shortlist of scenarios for Wellington’s long-term transport future, it’s important we get specialist advice on future options for developing mass transit.
In practice, this will mean giving buses more priority through central Wellington in the shorter-term, to reinforce other bus improvements due to come into effect from 2018. It will also involve planning for further improvements to public transport over the longer term, taking into account development options for the city’s transport infrastructure.
See the brief for this work (as approved by the LGWM Governance Group) here.
Don't water down Wellington's promised rapid bus system - 26 June 2017
Wellington's gridlock over major transport projects is wearying. Even the group formed to talk through the Basin Reserve flyover saga has now repeatedly delayed its suggestions for an alternative ... it is more important that the transport planners make the right decisions than the quickest or easiest ones.
A plan to tackle the capital's traffic woes - 25 June 2017
TVNZ programme 'Q & A' looks at Wellington's traffic problems and speaks with Let's Get Wellington Moving Programme Director Barry Mein.
Transport workshops underway to help Let’s Get Wellington Moving prepare for wider public engagement - 29 March 2017
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is running a series of independently-facilitated community and stakeholder workshops, which started this evening, to discuss transport focus areas in Wellington and help LGWM prepare for wider public engagement.
Transport Workshops Underway - LGWM
Crashes, congestion and cycling hell: report lays bare Wellington's transport woes - 9 February 2017
Wellington's central city is being strangled by crashes and breakdowns, which average more than one a day and are delaying motorists by up to four hours.
Crashes, congestion and cycling hell - Dominion Post
Presentation by the new Let's Get Wellington Moving Programme Director Barry Mein - 7 September 2016
Barry, who was previously Project Director for the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), shared some similarities and differences between the two projects at a public get-together at Prefab on 7 September 2016. The talk was part of our conversation series, an on-going public events programme to help keep people up with the play and involved.
More than 10,000 people involved in the Let's Get Wellington Moving conversation – 1 July 2016
More than 10,000 people participated in a recent public engagement campaign held by Let's Get Wellington Moving. As well as seeking public opinion the Let’s get Wellington Moving team has been undertaking one of the biggest ever transport data collections in Wellington, tracking real time traffic movements across all modes between Ngauranga and the Airport. While analysis of this massive data set is still in progress some early insights and common themes are also emerging.
Let’s Get Wellington Moving – walking the talk (PDF, 457KB) - Let's Get Wellington Moving
Let's Get Wellington Moving - and talking - 5 April 2016
Press release from the Wellington City Council encourages people to get involved with the Let's Get Wellington Moving public engagement campaign.
Let's get Wellington talking – and moving - Wellington City Council
Professor Brian Collins from the UK Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure and Cities speaks at the launch of Let's Get Wellington Moving - 5 April 2016
Professor Brian Collins of the University College London (UCL) was the guest speaker at the launch of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project. He is Director of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures, led by UCL, a leading member of an international collaboration of universities and policy makers on Next Generation Infrastructure. He also convenes a partnership of 14 top UK universities – the UK Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure and Cities.
No quick fixes at the Basin Reserve - 4 April 2016
Dominion Post opinion piece by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, NZ Transport Agency Regional Director Central Raewyn Bleakley, Greater Wellington Councillor Paul Swain
No quick fixes at the Basin Reserve - Dominion Post
Establishing Let's Get Wellington Moving will mean a focus on the network network as a whole - 18 December 2015
Dominion Post opinion piece by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, NZ Transport Agency Regional Director Central Raewyn Bleakley, Greater Wellington Councillor Paul Swain, outlining a new approach to finding transport solutions for Wellington - a collaborative partnership model - and the establishment of Let's Get Wellington Moving (formerly Ngauranga to Airport (N2A) Governance Group)