The Power of Disruption

Image: CICLOVÍAS EMERGENTES Lineamientos de Implementación – Gobierno de la Ciudad de México Good leaders seek ways to change what needs to be changed. And for climate, safety and equity, there is much that needs to be changed. One powerful, democratic tool to enable change, is disruption.…
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Alert to Changing Default Speeds

Yesterday, Auckland Transport announced: New and safe speed limits on more than 600 roads across Auckland will come into force from 30 June 2020 onwards. In an email they also advised: This tranche will be completed by November 2021. It’s a huge relief that these changes bringing in safe speeds have not been cut in the emergency budget.…
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The 1point5 project

Safe, healthy, decarbonised and accessible to all How much do New Zealand’s carbon emissions need to drop? How quickly? And what’s the best way? These are the questions being tackled by the 1point5 project. We’ve mentioned this project twice in Weekly Roundup posts: its founder, Paul Winton, ran a webinar last week, hosted by the Association of Consulting and Engineering, and was interviewed by Vincent Heeringa for a podcast a few weeks ago, on This Climate Business.…
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The Tourism Taskforce

Leading image: Anchorage, Abel Tasman National Park This is a post by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan Tourism in New Zealand has suffered under Covid 19. As the Queenstown mayor says: We must diversify our economy. We must also consider the negative side of global tourism and the concern for the effects of mass tourism on our communities and our environment.…
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The Great Upskilling

Auckland will face some new transport challenges during Alert Levels 2 and 3. The space required for physical distancing when walking and cycling will conflict with higher traffic volumes when more people start driving. Cities overseas have shown how to respond to these sorts of conditions, including Bogota way back in mid March.…
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Better long distance coaches – design, regulation and community public health

This is a post by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan “Handwashing is the best way to keep yourself and others safe during your travels. Wash and dry your hands carefully after touching public surfaces, and before and after eating.” This was good advice from InterCity to its passengers, to minimise the risks from Covid 19, before its services were halted as part of Alert Level 4.…
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