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Will bikes and pedestrians in the same space be an issue?

It is easy to have clear cycle and pedestrian areas in the elevated space. This is a much safer mix than cars/bike/pedestrians.

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Surely you need high rise buildings in a modern city?

Probably agree – and this plan allows for them but in the short term most high rise properties will struggle for tenants. While there are lots of individuals happy to go in high rises most companies have enough people who … Continue reading

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Will there be more crime?

No reason there should be really….if anything it would be harder for offenders to get away.

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What happens to all this in earthquake?

No-one died in any CBD building that meets the current building regulations (can anyone confirm this?). The Feb earthquake had 4 times the accelerations of the Japan earthquake in any town and the new low rises are likely to be … Continue reading

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Can you have big trees on a roof?

Well you don’t have to have massive ones…..but who knows there are some clever folks out there so there may be a few. Could be interesting to plant tall trees on the ground level that aim to be part of … Continue reading

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Surely bridges are expensive and unsafe in earthquakes?

Not if they are only for foot/bike traffic. On an engineering scale this is relatively easy to design for.

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