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#31 Steve Pope

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:34 PM

There was a time when NZ was shut down for the weekends to, families had time together doing family stuff, no malls, no having to do the shopping as that was done during the week by the stay at home mum and was generally delivered by the grocers boy on his delivery bike, or by a small van (E93a fordson comes to mind, or maybe a Bradford) Butcher, baker, (1/4- 1/2 - or whole loaf 2 choices brown or white)  milk, delivery the same. Apprenticeships at almost every workshop, 3% mortgage, state housing, NZRoad services, busses to almost anywhere, affordable rail travel, (could be smokey and mind the smut in the eye) Lyttleton / Wellington overnight ferry. Post office savings banks in every suburb, town, small village and sometimes just on their own. (Robinsons bay, Banks peninsular for example. Fish and chips or a pie was fast food. Fruit, eggs, veges were all bought when in season and prices were reasonable, ovalined eggs would last for the winter months. Chicken dear, mutton cheap, beef affordable once a week or so. All this on a 40 hour week, 3 or 4 (people ) unemployed, everyone had a job to go to. And of course to get back to the cycle deviation of the thread, bicycles were mainstream transport. OH! and bicycles had things called mudguards and chain guards and baskets for carrying stuff.

Now apparently we have to go to France to experience this.  (Tui Add) Whatever happened???


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#32 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:46 PM

 Whatever happened???

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#33 muzled

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:25 PM

I think they're trying to say we need canals?


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#34 SloopJohnB

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:04 AM

This is how to get to work fast!!!!!! 184 mph on a bicycle.

 

https://www.bicyclin...e-speed-record/


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:16 AM

There was a time when NZ was shut down for the weekends to, families had time together doing family stuff, no malls, no having to do the shopping as that was done during the week by the stay at home mum and was generally delivered by the grocers boy on his delivery bike, or by a small van (E93a fordson comes to mind, or maybe a Bradford) Butcher, baker, (1/4- 1/2 - or whole loaf 2 choices brown or white)  milk, delivery the same. Apprenticeships at almost every workshop, 3% mortgage, state housing, NZRoad services, busses to almost anywhere, affordable rail travel, (could be smokey and mind the smut in the eye) Lyttleton / Wellington overnight ferry. Post office savings banks in every suburb, town, small village and sometimes just on their own. (Robinsons bay, Banks peninsular for example. Fish and chips or a pie was fast food. Fruit, eggs, veges were all bought when in season and prices were reasonable, ovalined eggs would last for the winter months. Chicken dear, mutton cheap, beef affordable once a week or so. All this on a 40 hour week, 3 or 4 (people ) unemployed, everyone had a job to go to. And of course to get back to the cycle deviation of the thread, bicycles were mainstream transport. OH! and bicycles had things called mudguards and chain guards and baskets for carrying stuff.

Now apparently we have to go to France to experience this.  (Tui Add) Whatever happened???

You missed a bit out,Back then we saved for a house deposit or to buy a couch/tv etc we did not go to the finance company with our handout saying I want this that and everything in between NOW,mum n dad knew how to budget,be great to turn the clock back pre 1980. in fact still remember the dairy by the old masonic hotel in Devonport,if you wanted bacon on a Sunday. With a wink and a nod Sam would go out the back give it to you wrapped in brown paper.


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#36 Puff

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:45 AM

So they lied.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:29 AM

Like this?

Auckland cycleways overestimated demand to obtain taxpayer funding, says Auckland Transport report

 

https://www.nzherald...jectid=12158815

 

and the Hosk.

 

https://www.nzherald...jectid=12159070


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:53 AM

So they lied.

Did you expect  anything else?

 

The numbers will be even worse when you consider they say '500 cyclists used it on Tuesday', which actually means 250 cyclists went somewhere then came back again so were counted twice.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

Or is the Herald nu zlins version of Fox news...  (actually I don't need to ask that question, even if it is a pruned back version)

 

The key number below being 2026, same as they'd use for a roading project...  But hey, lets not let the truth get in the way of a story now...

 

https://www.greatera...-cycling-smear/

 

At first blush, this sounds bad and it also plays right into the hands of those who oppose investment in cycling projects. But I had also noticed the article was authored by Bernard Orsman, who has gained quite a history in recent years of articles that try to generate some sort of outrage, usually related to the council and/or housing. I’ve also noticed there is a tendency in these types of articles for the real story to be somewhere in the last few paragraphs, a point by which many people have stopped reading. Sure enough, this ‘beat up’ fit the pattern perfectly. The key point is in this sentence.

“In undertaking this review, the audit and assurance team was informed that Auckland Transport forecast cyclist user numbers were based on cyclist user estimates forecast in 2026,” a spokesman said.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 10:52 AM

Apparently the writings on the wall for you Aucklanders - you're all going to snuff it from an excess of black carbon, whatever that is.
So start a trend. Leave the car in the garage and get the bicycle out and we''ll all breathe a little easier. Literally.
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