Clean. Safe. Fast.
We believe that Mid-Speed and Ultra High-Speed Maglev Rail technology is the real (and only) answer to modern day traffic woes!
Looking into the future, we believe Intercity highways should be reserved for trucks, commercial, agriculture, trade, leisure travelers and, of course… those wanting to try out their new EV’s.
We @Wiztrak are proponents for those people who fully appreciate the value of time and safety. Wiztrak Transit Systems is a specialist research, development, and procurement team seeking to revolutionize efficient and safe transit throughout New Zealand. Our team consists of global consultants who believe in a more productive New Zealand.
Given our shockingly high road death toll, and terrible standard of road maintenance, we believe we have literally come to the end of ‘the road’ in that sense.
Continual negligence by transit officials to provide adequate modern day transport infrastructure has prompted the need for this petition.
We believe a high speed and mid speed rail (maglev) network is the only real answer for New Zealand public transport, and is feasible through from Whangarei to Dunedin within 20 years (starting from now). Sadly, despite current government efforts to the contrary, we will probably lose a further 6000 people to road deaths by then. Yes, SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE!!!
Why be content risking your life to be among the more than 300 people getting killed on our roads EVERY YEAR, whilst only traveling at under 100kmph, when a safe means of travel exists that will allow average speeds of 250 kmph between towns? Safe maximum speeds of 350-400kmph with minimal emissions?
To place some perspective on this proposed infrastructure investment, let’s look at other major infrastructure projects in NZ:
Auckland CRL project (under construction) NZ$4.4 Billion +/3.45km=$1.275B per km
Penlink proposal NZ$830 Million/ 7km (2-lane ‘highway’ likely to be tolled) = $118 Million per km What will be the allowed travel speed??? Who knows. Wiztrak proposes a mid-speed rail alternative from Whangaparaoa-Stillwater-Silverdale, with a likely average speed of 90kmph (top speed 150kmph), combined with cycle & walking track.
Wellington Transmission Gully (still under construction) NZ$1.25 Billion /27km=$46.3M per km
Skypath Projected cost $33M-67M (2016), $685M (2021) ….NZ$51 Million already spent (wasted) in consultation & design fees (project now abandoned)
Auckland Light Rail ‘Modern Tram’ Proposals NZ$10-16 Billion
Wiztrak Superloop proposal: estimated (2021) NZ$26 Billion cost, approx 140km of dual guideway (travelling both directions) which also incorporates a skypath-type walkway & cycle way across the Waitemata harbour, and approximately 35 fully accessible ‘micro’ stations throughout the Supercity from Puhinui to Albany. Emphasis will be on providing a safe, regular, reliable and fast, continual 24/7 (driverless) service across Auckland.
It is easy to understand the value promised by the Wiztrak Superloop concept, by way of distance covered, the corresponding high number of people served by this route, the superior safety of the elevated guideway, and enhanced user experience for metro passengers, road users and pedestrians alike.
A BIG thank-you to the growing number of people who are showing their support for this revolutionary idea! Once implemented, it will transform the way Auckland functions as New Zealand’s largest city.