The Save the Basin Campaign was formed to oppose the building of a flyover at the Basin Reserve. We’ve chosen not to support any particular alternative proposal, but we believe that Wellington deserves a modern, effective, sustainable transport system, and so we are always pleased to see such alternatives being put forward.

That’s why we’re pleased to see that young people’s climate action group Generation Zero has launched its Fast Forward transport plan for Wellington, which advocates light rail for Wellington and also includes features such as a comprehensive, Copenhagen-style cycleway network and a car-sharing scheme. It’s well worth checking out!

Generation Zero also reminds us that the deadline for submissions on Wellington Public Transport Spine Study is Monday 30 September. You can use Generation Zero’s form or the official Regional Council form to submit.

Generation Zero represent a generation of young people for whom car use and ownership is not longer the default mode. The Government and NZTA aren’t yet listening to that generation. It’s high time they did.