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GWRC needs to consult Wellington on trolley buses and low carbon transport

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

18 July, 2017

Dear Editor:

John Lawes observation that the GWRC consultation options for bus stop relocation lacks detailed descriptions reinforces my notion that this consultation is intended mainly to be a distraction, leaving the most important decisions out of the consultation process.

The main issues for transportation in Wellington concern the trolley buses and the long term plans for lowering carbon emissions. The ongoing obvious disconnect between a goal of lowering, even eliminating, carbon emissions and quickly doing away with the trolley buses which use low-carbon NZ electricity needs to be continually confronted.  It is the Kapiti and Hutt suburbs who are pushing these plans.  Wellington needs to wrest back control of transport plans for the city and the GWRC needs to consult Wellingtonians on these.

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

published 20/07/2017

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