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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    I know it's the GWRC who are pulling the poles on the environmentally friendly trolleybuses, but I'm sure the WCC could have put up a really good argument for keeping them. If the new hybrid buses are not ready to take over from a tried and true method of propulsion, then Wellington will get some used diesel buses from Auckland. Go figure that one!



    I doubt if Simon Bridges would know what a "wee missive" is... They need Judith Collins who could just give them 'that look'!



    Perhaps a bit of civil disobedience over parking is required? There's bound to be somewhere that bikes could be parked that would disrupt the traffic flow in the city?

    As for voting for him, suspect he's a council officer and has an iron clad employment contract. There seems to be a number of these type of people in council positions.
    Aye Judith is a valid threat.

    A friend was once responsible for the care and feeding of trolleybus poles. The rigmarole surrounding the replacement of rotten ones was literally unbelievable, the cost was simply huge, completely out of all proportion with the reasonably straightforward task. They installed a temporary pole while one rotten one was removed, decided the new one was going to be impeded by an adjacent power pole, argued with the owners of the power pole for 3 months about who was paying for that to be moved, installed a temporary pole while the old one was removed, then a second temporary one when the power pole was moved, then put the new pole in the same hole the old one had come out of. Unbelievable. And the number of entities involved in the job was also an eye opener, they waited three weeks because one official associated with subsequent remedial work was on holiday. And that nonsense is perfectly normal.

    The civil disobedience thing has been done, on a small scale, but even on a big scale they simply don't give a fuck, they just aren't accountable for their decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    ...A friend was once responsible for the care and feeding of trolleybus poles ... And that nonsense is perfectly normal...
    I am sure there were problems with the former WCCT (Wellington City Corporation Transport) as to just how efficient it was. But I doubt if the present scenario, of so many clicking the ticket as it passes, is actually better. We have not improved the management of infrastructure; only provided contractual positions, which please HR people, for those who as you say would appear to struggle to hold down a street sweeping job.

    And to publicly state that you "ignore" a sector of the transport/commuter population is, surely, pure arrogance. Accountability seems to synonymous to the above mentioned "clicking of the ticket".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    , who votes for these fuckwits?.
    fuckwits. vote for those fuckwits.

    like you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    WCC officially ignores the Capital's bikers - council says it won't back the "inherently dangerous" mode of transport.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/956...ransport-plans
    What a fucking surprise,......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
    Just wondering what ''environmentally friendly transport options'' could possibly be? hot air balloon perhaps? more direct from A-B without the traffic woes. A longboard would also fit nicely into that category, though not being able to road register one could rule it out.

    I see Fatt Max has expressed his view ''One such motorcyclist, Mark Hill, believed motorbikes were a "practical and viable alternative to a car in all weathers" and should be championed by the council.''
    Wrong Mark Hill

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    Look guys, this dude is unelected, and obviously has a bias against us.

    Let him know in a polite manner what you think of his unwillingness to engage with the users of a very popular form of transport.

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    I was thinking about this today while riding to work. Here in chch seems to have the same unwritten mentality. Rather than supporting motorcyclists as a means of cutting down congestion amongst other things, it's seems to be all about cyclists and anti car. But done in a way which is working for no one.

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