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Feedback-a-rama 2: e-scooters and huge transport plans!

Last hurrah folks! If you’re time-poor, 5 minutes on the RLTP (with mince pie in hand) gets you a lovely civic glow before the holidays.

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Feedback-a-rama! Consultation Season is open

Warm up those typing fingers folks, important things need your say! Here’s your handy guide to firing off good feedback faster than a 10year old with an automatic potato gun – and do it this week!

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Bus priority: Action!

Wellington City Council is today considering a really significant bit of paper: the draft Bus Priority Action Plan. It’s good news and worth a read.

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Where can we dance? Public space for people

Public space where people can meet, hang out, do stuff – even dance. It’s a sadly rare thing in our towns. Help some smart researchers understand what kind of public space you love

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Urbanerds drinks: End of year edition!

Come join other everyday superheroes fighting for better towns and cities! Capes optional. Put it in the diary folks – and note this special edition is a Thursday 

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Slip lanes: slipknot?

A spotter’s guide to some common feature of our towns. Here: the “free left turn” or slip lane.

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Movement ahoy! Golden Mile and safer speeds with Let’s Get Wellington Moving

Hooray! First out of the blocks, and well overdue, are two foundational shifts for a central city that’s safer and nicer to be in. Submissions close 15th Dec and this one matters…

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Whoops! EECA misses the point with new grant programme

There’s a government body tasked with getting us off our carbon addiction. It has a special grant for getting more of us to buy electric vehicles. Oh, except the single most efficient type. Guest poster Oliver Bruce was startled…

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Waiting for light rail? Let’s build a busway now!

One question on the mind of everyone suffering from Wellington’s transport problems is – when will Let’s Get Wellington Moving actually get us moving? Guest poster Marko Garlick sees a supercharger hiding in plain sight

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Making streets liveable: what happens when you do it properly?

It was one of the UK’s most controversial “liveable street” retrofit initiatives (and they’ve had some biggies). Guest poster George Weeks looks at the story and results of Waltham Forest’s Mini-Holland. Part two of a two-part post

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