It looks as though the outcome of the local body elections is, for the most part, good news for opponents of a Basin Reserve flyover and advocates of sustainable transport solutions for Wellington.

Crucially, John Morrison failed to sell Wellingtonians on his vision of a road-choked city, with neither his policies, his dubious campaign tactics nor his sexist remarks on the campaign trail appealing to voters.

Instead, voters chose to stick with anti-flyover incumbent Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, and have given her a Council which, if responses to Save the Basin’s and Generation Zero’s election surveys are any guide, looks slightly more in favour of sustainable transport solutions than the previous Council.

Congratulations to all the anti-flyover and pro-sustainable transport Councillors who have been elected to both Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council, and commiserations to those who didn’t make it this time.

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