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Dreaming of Auckland



I thought I’d post this Metro comic a bit early because it’s now just a few days out from the election and the central government is not supporting better public transport and bike/pedestrian infrastructure for Auckland – it’s hell-bent on building more super highways so its supporters can speed off to their luxury holiday homes. Which isn’t so great for carbon emissions and climate change. So yeah, I’m sure I’m preaching to the converted, but please vote, and not for the people currently in power.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. 17/09/2014 12:20 pm that Julie Andrews (as Maria) hooking her bike on the front of the bus in last frame?!?…or is that me just imagining odd visual puns (climb every mountain, right?)….love your stuff : )

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      17/09/2014 12:29 pm

      Good spotting – yes it is – she’s climbing every mountain (cue song). Also the sound of music is on in Auckland so she’s already on the back of buses – I thought I’d put her at the front. Thanks!

  2. 17/09/2014 4:13 pm

    Sarah, this is so good. Keep it up, the wheels of the world need cycles, the paths of the world need feet. 🙂

  3. Carol Brown permalink
    17/09/2014 5:12 pm

    Oh, I will. I will. But will sufficient others do the right thing too? My anxiety level is sky-high!

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      17/09/2014 8:40 pm

      Tell me about it! I am dreading Saturday night

  4. 17/09/2014 8:22 pm

    I am a bit out of the loop, but are you still moving to Wellington? Go on, you know you want to. It’s not exactly the safest place to be a cyclist (or the kindest, unless you have thighs of steel) but we have lovely buses and lots of good places to walk…

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      17/09/2014 8:39 pm

      Yes, still moving to Wellington! And yep, probably not taking my 5 geared Pashley with me… unless I move to Eastbourne or Lyall Bay

  5. 18/09/2014 1:19 pm

    We had a Pashley in our family, now we have an Achielle (Belgium) to go with our Gazelles.

  6. Caroline Etherington permalink
    19/09/2014 11:42 am

    Well said and beautifully drawn!

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