Looks like Labour are intent on making us like China… in the 1970s

The great leap backwards is underway with the government signalling that walking and cycling are the priority.

The NZ Herald reports:

Associate Transport Minister Green MP Julie Anne Genter said making it safer for people to walk and cycle was also a priority and it would provide safe cycleways that were separate from vehicle traffic.

The areas around schools would be a focus.

She said every day in Auckland a pedestrian or cyclist was hit by a car and injured or killed.

End of quote

And they are blameless? Think about the logic of this muppet. She is saying it is awful that every day a pedestrian or cyclist was hit by a car and injured or killed… but she wants more soft-skinned people walking around or wearing lycra forcefields?

I can tell you right now that no matter how much they spend on encouraging cycling and walking we still need to drive places to get anywhere. I can promise you that all she is doing is putting more people in harm’s way.

It might have escaped Julie Anne Genter as she speeds from the airport to the city in her ministerial limousine that Auckland has hills. The problem with those virtue-signalling fools is that they and their fans went on their OEs in cities that were flat or had sunk costs of more than 100 years for an underground system. They might work well over there, but those cities also have massively larger populations than even Auckland. Those cities also aren’t built on a volcanic field or an isthmus with two harbours. In short, they are wishing their dreams on us based on nothing more than feel-good factors and the single fact that it works over there.

It won’t work here.

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