Positive articles in the press

Given that any positive articles about moving away from a car culture are vanishingly rare in the ODT, I’ll kick off with this one: Imagining a Wellington built for people, not cars | Stuff.co.nz


“Six in ten users of pop-up bike lanes in Paris are new to cycling, says city’s government”

This has also been used with a lot of success in Auckland, as part of a gentle approach to introducing cycling infrastructure. It seems to work well, demonstrating the benefits to many and allowing problems to be fixed before a full commitment.

Note the contrast between the Island Bay fiasco in Wellington!

In our own ODT, an opinion piece by Elsbeth MacLean:


Great article - let’s all write supporting letters to the editor to use this positive vibe!