light rail approved by south but not north?Posted: May 17, 2018
The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington
23 April, 2018
I was pleased to see all of the people interviewed last week approve of the light rail option for Wellington; extraordinary consistency. Any clues why?
Was it because they were all female? Was it because they were all young(ish)? Was it because they were all from the eastern suburbs?
It is useful to note the Wellington Regional Council has majority representation from the northern (near and far) reaches of the region and usually make major decisions for Wellington city transport which go against majority Wellington central and southern constituent choices. For a long while there has been a slow burn up there against Wellington because it lies between them and the airport. Flyovers and tunnels for cars has become their preferred punishment for us.