• The GPS: Govt Pro-roads Statement on transport

    The GPS: Govt Pro-roads Statement on transport0

    • 27 March 2017

    If you’ve ever wondered why it is that cycling only seems to get a pittance of the funding that roading does, it’s largely down to an innocuously named document called the GPS. No, it’s not about determining your location by satellite, the “Government Policy Statement on Land Transport” sets the plan for transport spending by

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  • How does the Draft GPS on Transport affect Cycling?

    How does the Draft GPS on Transport affect Cycling?0

    • 8 August 2014

    There’s only a few days left before submissions close on the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Transport for 2015-18 (due Monday). This is a very important document for how transport is funded and considered in New Zealand; essentially it’s at the top of the policy tree for all that we do in this space.

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  • Government Policy Statement on Transport

    Government Policy Statement on Transport0

    • 17 June 2014

    New Zealand’s Transport Future? The National government has just released their draft policy statement on transport. It is not a bold step into the future, more a running into the shadows of the past. This link takes you to the details: http://tinyurl.com/lna762d or you can read on here for the low lights. Please do consider making

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  • The Orthodoxy of the Highway – The true believer’s approach to transportation planning

    The Orthodoxy of the Highway – The true believer’s approach to transportation planning1

    • 10 July 2012

    Back in the 1940’s urban planners found that building or expanding roading increased traffic congestion. This point was further reinforced in NY in 1973 when the West Side Highway collapsed and the predicted traffic chaos was instead a reduction in traffic. San Francisco found a similar result with the destruction of the Embarcadero freeway in

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