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  • For this post I would encourage people to click on the link to get involved and give comment to the Hamilton’s safe roads team on your thoughts on speed limits. (The question/topics are below) What I can add is t […]

  • The ‘City of Industry’ is an industry utopia, best explained in this blog post by Eric Brightwell [my emphasis]
    “The City of Industry was incorporated in 1957 in a move in part designed to prevent surrou […]

  • Sorry this post is long. It includes references from NZTA report 396, Cr Dave Macpherson’s 2011 Europe Study Trip Report, my own visit to Schaffhausen and references from Shannon Boorer on ‘Others can do it, why […]

  • ‘The trees to be removed are seven ash trees and one apple, on the eastern side of the road near Hamilton District Court’ Link 

    Hamilton city council reason for Apple tree removal. (from email 19 Sep) […]

  • In the 1980s Hamilton city leaders had a vision:
    “The closure of Victoria St would allow the formation of an un-fragmented pedestrian core to the central city, and of course this in turn, would provide u […]

  • Quoting from Hamilton Bike Plan
    Western Rail Trail: Providing an off road connection from the south west suburbs to the central city, parallel to the rail track.

    It will [does] provide a safe biking route […]

  • In October 2005, Hamilton’s Future 2020 Vision plan included a proposal for change to the Victoria St/ Claudelands Rd intersection, showing three main improvements: adding cycle lanes on Victoria St and C […]

  • The Once-ler says: ‘I chopped down a Truffula Tree with one chop. And with great skilful skill and with great speedy speed’ LOOK “There’s no cause for alarm. I chopped just one tree. I am doing no harm. I’m bei […]

  • Success involves having records showing that more people are staying longer in Ward St. This post has two safety comments and two examples. First: with more people, mistakes and crashes will happen between […]

  • Important: this is a concept only. What it shows is the Western Rail Trail extending to Anglesea St. It shows that by removing the flush median and moving existing car parking, magically there is space for a […]

  • City news Oct/Nov 2005 headline: ‘Vibrant metro CBD upgrade will reflect local character’. In this plan Ward St is in ‘The retail precinct, bordered by London, Anglesea, Bryce, Nisbet, Collingwood and Victo […]

  • In 2010, Hamilton City Council engaged ViaStrada to produce concept drawings for a Central City Cycle Network. One of the ideas included two options for cycle lanes for Ward St. The plan was to link Girls’ High t […]

  • Are there to be dedicated cycle lanes? If not, then I’m very dubious about narrowing the street while retaining angle parking, as that’s going to make the risk of a cyclist being hit by a car reversing out of a […]

  • This post focuses on the Ward St part of Matt Stark’s submission to the 10-Year Plan 2018-2028. A link to the full submission can be found here and Matt’s verbal presentation is at 10 Year Plan Submissions 11 May […]

  • One benefit of Hamilton’s stormwater system is that it is completely separate from the wastewater network. So the water quality and aquatic health of Hamilton urban streams is by design. For the West Town Belt ( […]

  • This post is a measure of land use in the breathing place known as Hamilton’s western town belt (WTB) area between Frankton, the central city, Waitawhiriwhiri stream and Ward Street. I’m still finding John Cla […]

  • One of the goals of Hamilton Urban Blog is to promote the Hamilton Green Ring project. 

    John Claudius Loudon’s 1829 proposal for ‘zones of country’, ‘breathing zones’ or ‘breathing places’ is shown as a bel […]

  • The 1864 Hamilton West town plan was surveyed by W.Blackburn and drawn by E. Bellairs. The names of Gerhard Mueller as chief surveyor, Auckland, and S.Percy Smith as Surveyor General are also on this drawing. One […]

  • Corrected the name Tomonui original post had extra ‘n’
    Thanks Mary for checking this much appreciated

  • I’ll start with the meeting house called Wairere (meaning flowing water). What we know is that “one of the Chiefs responsible for building the meeting house called Wairere at Te Rapa Pa” (p57*) was Porokoru, who w […]

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