Oct 07, 2011
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Techno-Fetishism, A Trapped Woman & More Burnaby Mountain

A few highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit: Jarrett Walker of Human Transit indulges in a little bit of “technology fetishism” by profiling the Wellington Cable Car. Provincial Member of Parliament Kennedy Stewart indicates that he will launch his own public consultation process in regards to the...

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Apr 04, 2011

23 Things I Learned About New Zealand (In No Particular Order).

These are a few of the more intriguing tidbits I learned about New Zealand while in Wellington to attend the New Zealand Planning Institute’s annual conference. Most of the lessons were learned via heresay, gossip, first-hand observation and rumour, so take them for what they’re worth. Time hasn’t permitted me to double-check any of the...

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Apr 01, 2011
Just For Fun, Thoughts

Beep First

When you first drive through Mount Victoria Tunnel in Wellington, New Zealand it’s impossible to miss the fact that a whole lot of people are honking their horns for absolutely no apparent reason. But there is, in fact, a very good reason for this display that’s led to the Mount Vic becoming known locally as...

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