Photo of the Day: Changing City

Apartments, tower cranes, and the coming new cycling/walking amenity right in the heart of the city’s motorway singularity.

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14 comments to Photo of the Day: Changing City

  • Nik

    Next people will be catching trains to go shopping.

  • Max

    Dang, the red peak flag is just outside the shot 😉

  • I suspect there’s some foreshortening at play in the image, but I do still wonder why we insist on one broad sweeping curve for high-speed cars but are OK with five curves of varying sharpness for high-speed bicycles…

    • Curves there will be fine, I reckon, but not so sure about the width on the new bridge, especially as it’s a shared path…

    • Peter Nunns

      They possibly could have done without the final squiggle at the bottom, but the others seem like they’ve been dictated by the need to loft it over three motorway lanes.

      Really excited to see how this integrates with the Nelson St cycleway!

    • Alan J

      Because people don’t walk on the motorway. This is a shared space and is for pedestrians as much as cyclists. This is why we need to ensure bikes go at a reasonable pace

      • Mr Plod

        Why is that it is OK to insist that cyclist “go at a reasonable pace” around pedestrians and not that drivers “go at a reasonable pace” around cyclists?

  • I was more struck by the lack of traffic in the picture. Look forward to your blog on the opening of the Cycleway.

    • It was Sunday, but yes there is a great deal of variability in utilisation rates of all our transport networks. Of course we could use changes pricing both for Transit [fares] and road [time of day pricing] to spread these loads.

  • thmslcn

    How good do the lights on the bridge look at night though?

    Looks like something out of a scifi movie.

  • mfwic

    Pity they didn’t superelevate the curves like a velodrome.

  • No cover for rainy days? No shade from the hot sun? Who designed this? A roading engineer? Imagine swapping the road for the cycle/pedestrian way – people and bikes get to use the wide open space below, mobile businesses could open up etc… cars be relegated to a single lane which weaves its meandering way around the town without ever getting anywhere… just perish the thought!