How not to go carbon neutral
A couple of weeks ago, Wellington City Council decided that Wellington should aspire to become carbon neutral. Since then,
- a council-controlled organisation has started promoting cheap weekend parking; and
- the Regional Council plans to increase bus and train fares by 10%.
I tried not to be too cynical about the "carbon neutral" aspirations, even though it's a debatable and wishy-washy concept. But one thing's for sure: making it more attractive to drive and less attractive to take public transport is exactly the opposite of what they should be doing.