Is Wellington transport on the right track?
An $800 million package of roading projects between Ngauranga and Wellington Airport was unveiled yesterday, while a report showed a light rail system for the capital would prove costly. But is Wellington transport on the right track?
We want your views on the future of transport for the capital.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has conceded her dream of a light rail system between Kilbirnie and Wellington Railway Station now looks unrealistic after a report yesterday revealed its cost had skyrocketed to nearly $1 billion.
Other options for a transport system include a rapid bus transit system, including a dedicated busway for higher-capacity buses, and a less pricey bus priority option, with more peak-time bus lanes.
Meanwhile, a second Mt Victoria tunnel connecting to a Basin Reserve flyover could be open within the next decade, providing two lanes for east-bound traffic, along with a separate pedestrian cycle facility.
A new pavilion for the Basin Reserve cricket ground would be built to lessen the visual impact of the propsed flyover.
What do you think of the transport plans for Wellington? Will they solve our problems, or simply cause more problems at unnecessary cost? How do you expect them to affect your commute? Let us know by hitting the big green 'contribute' button.
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