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Transport Plan on Steroids

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

18 June, 2018

Dear Editor:

When ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’ first put out their options for transport changes a while back they seemed to be promoting the whole package which sounded to me like ‘Transport Plan on Steroids.’ Not good; this is a time for action based on introspection not panic.

The Post Truth Era we are living in nowadays has come about in part because the fundamental problems associated with massive use of fossil fuels (climate change the worst) have shown us there are major changes ahead for consumer civilisations, changes which terrify. In Wellington, transport is and has been for a little while now the front line of this.  The self-respecting thing to do is proceed with deliberation, only planning for improvements in public transport and individual modes (walking, etc) for now, giving our city time to control its terror and panic.

Richard Keller

published 21 June, 2018

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