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  • In the centre of Raalte, a town of about 20,000 people, is the Booijink pig feed factory. In Hamilton the district plan (ODP) states under 2.2.4 Central City, Business and Industry.
    (i) The Central City is the […]

  • Osnabruck is a city of 164,374 people, with an area of 120 km2, a population density of 1,400 people per km2 (ppkm2) and an elevation of 63m. Hamilton is a city of 169,300 people, with an area of 110 km2, a […]

  • This city is both poly-centric and a linear city. Along its axis is the 13km-long suspension railway (Schwebebahn), with around 65,000 passengers each day using its 20 stations. Alongside this is the heavy rail […]

  • This November and December my wife and I have been travelling, mainly in Germany and the Netherlands, but we did include a quick drive to Krakow and Prague. We will be back in New Zealand in time for Christmas at […]

  • Hukanui-Peachgrove Road is a popular route to many schools and workplaces, but has congestion, high crash rates and dangerous spots for cycling. Potential to increase active transport (and reduce congestion) is […]

  • Dusseldorf is a great city. Like Rotterdam, Dusseldorf was badly bombed in WW2 and has been rebuilt.  Both use architecture and a Mast/Tower to make their city skyline stand out, and both have great inner city […]

  • Graf Wilhelm Platz area in Solingen ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to town centres. First, it has an attractive bus terminal area (more on this below). It also has a town square, used as a market place for […]

  • The other week my wife and I stopped for lunch in the city of Venlo, on our way to Wuppertal from Schipol airport. Venlo has a population of just over 101,000 people, with a population density of about 800 people […]

  • In Thomas More’s Utopia, ‘their houses are three storeys high’. The town of Yung Shue Wan, on Lamma Island, Hong Kong, allows ‘a maximum building height of 3 storeys (9m)’. The town has a population of approxima […]

  • When visiting Lamma Island, the first thing you see on leaving the ferry terminal is rows of bikes chained to the railings on both sides of the pier to the town. This has been an issue for the Hong Kong […]

  • 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 […]

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