I was recently sent a link to an excerpt from Radio NZ of an interview with David Engwicht, as he was in town for the Safety 2012 World Conference. I listened through the interview, especially the discussion of the barriers along Willis St, and found myself impressed with his approach. While searching Radio NZ for the summary page, I stumbled upon an interview from 2009. There was some overlap between the two interviews, but the older interview is longer and contains more back-story. It’s worth listening to both, but expect some moments of déjà vu.
Eventually, I found the show notes for the newer interview and met with a pleasant surprise. Just ahead of Engwicht on the programme was an interview with Madeline Brozen, talking about parklets and the concept of complete streets. I was thrilled to see that Radio NZ exploring the relationship between transport planning and urban design. It was a full hour of great ideas.