We knew the NZTA’s plans to build a flyover at the Basin Reserve were fatally flawed. Now several days of highly critical media coverage, with pictures of what a flyover would look like if NZTA’s plans go ahead, mean that a lot more people can see these flaws. What’s more, it’s a peer review panel of experts that has been the source of much of the criticism.
So let’s take a moment to review the recent coverage on Wellington Scoop and the Dominion Post:
- Wellington Scoop: The ugliness of flyovers – Sydney shows us what not to do: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=62418
- Dominion Post: Transport experts’ peer review slams flyover decision-making process, raises safety risks: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9460246/Logic-inconsistent-for-Basin-flyover
- Dominion Post: Fresh views of the proposed flyover raise fears: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9460259/Fresh-views-of-the-flyover-raise-fears
- Wellington Scoop: Challenge to the Transport Agency: 49 “key issues” about Basin Reserve flyover proposal: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=62470
UPDATE: Check out these before-and-after images (without and then with a Basin flyover) from Transport Blog: http://transportblog.co.nz/2013/11/27/photo-of-the-day-basin-bridge
The Emperor’s new clothes are well and truly off, and the proposed flyover’s flaws are laid bare for all to see.