Mode shift will unlock Wellington's potential

Published on 6/06/2022 at 10:10 am.

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Before we can answer the question: “What sort of transport system do we want in Wellington city/region?”, we must first ask: “What sort of city/region do we want to live in?”. My answer would be a city/region that is liveable; fair, safe and healthy; a place of opportunity; green; low carbon; well-connected; beautiful; vibrant and culturally rich. Changing the way we travel will bring this closer.

Wellington has an urban transport structure formed in the 1960s, when the ‘car was king’. Today, we see cities differently. Jan Gehl’s Danish architectural firm recently presented a report for Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM). His work Cities for People envisaged cities less dominated by cars: “A city’s public domain – its streets, squares and parks – is the stage for people to meet.”

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