Glenbrook SHA

 

 

Have your SayI was one of those people who attended the special residents meeting relating to the Glenbrook SHA and must admit I left early under the cloud of ‘what’s the point’. Anyone with an ounce of sanity knows the whole development is a terrible idea, particularly with the complete lack of transport and utility infrastructure supporting the foolhardy project I wish however that I had stayed to listen to Mark Nicholls waxing lyrical on suggestions for hovercrafts and his stunning survey results. Once again it will be obvious to most persons with basic education and life experience education that hovercrafts are, very expensive to operate, very noisy, damaging to shore line areas and totally unsuitable for regular commuter transport.
To quote the President of the Marine Propulsion Company, “From time to time, they’re still employed, but all hovercraft suffer from one major deficiency — very high fuel consumption.
In addition, they are far less seaworthy in high seas and winds than conventional boats, limiting their reliability (and safety) for most commercial applications.”
Now we must consider the survey that 90% of persons questioned said they would use a ferry service to Onehunga.
The obvious question to ask is — who was surveyed? All of the residents (100% of my survey carried out using professional statistical techniques including Likert scale analysis and T-test correlation) I spoke to said they could see no need to ever use a ferry service from Glenbrook to Onehunga — Maybe I was just speaking to the wrong people — i.e. people who actually live in Glenbrook. Therefore to conclude I would publically, and objectively, like to ask the representatives of the developers to respond on what qualifications and skills they have to offer transportation solutions and undertake statistical surveys.
Are the statements, which have been publically made, professionally supported or are the statements simply offering uneducated, invalid, ill informed and speculative opinion?
Bob Lupton

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