2018 has gone by without the Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) Recommended Programme of Investment being made public. It now seems as though it will be finalised in February or March 2019 and released to the public in March or April.
Since it hasn’t been released, there are still opportunities to influence it. On 13 December 2018, Patrick Morgan and Russell Tregonning of Congestion Free Wellington made this presentation to the Wellington City Council Strategy Committee:
A Strategy for LGWM. (PDF download link)
We believe this strategy should have the following aim and intent:
Aim: Promote a more liveable Wellington city, responsive to climate disruption by reducing reliance on the private car.
Intent: Safe, attractive cycling & walking facilities; High-capacity, all-electric rapid mass public transport.
In 2019, we’ll be keeping the pressure on LGWM to ensure that the package it releases meets the project’s own objectives, and is in line with the Congestion Free Wellington Declaration.