High Court Basin flyover decision the right one

The Green Party is delighted the Basin Reserve flyover will not be going ahead after a ruling by the High Court today.

“The Green Party is very happy with the decision by the High Court today dismissing the appeal over the Basin Reserve flyover,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

“The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) should not have taken the decision to court in the first place after the Environmental Protection Agency made a rational transport decision.

“I hope the NZTA will not be appealing the High Court’s decision because it will not be a good use of taxpayer’s money.

“The proposed Basin flyover was an old fashioned, expensive engineering solution that would not have solved any of Wellington’s traffic woes.

“Cities around the world are investing in transport that supports people-friendly places as it is better for reducing congestion, for the economy, and for the climate.

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