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Liveable streets: good change stings for some, and then it’s great

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 one of a two-part post

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The Let’s Get Welly Riding Vision

Riding e-bikes and scooters is often the most affordable and quickest way to get around Wellington, but the lack of safe infrastructure has been blocking people from choosing these new vehicles. Here we lay out a plan to create space for them.

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Lizarding and cockroaching around the city … Say what?

Eye of the Fish looks at the way we move and congregate in urban spaces…

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Let’s get out and play!

Kids being able to play outdoors is such an allround good thing that it should be protected as a right, and fought for with at least as much passion as, say, street carparking. The UK has just boosted street play – hooray!

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Ways to pay for big infrastructure: mass transit edition

We’re used to paying for roads, prisons, rail, schools. Now Auckland and the government are figuring out how best to pay for the mass transit the city needs. Take note, Wellington! This is us too.

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Land, ownership and homes: The Good Citizen

Here’s some good news about innovative (!) ways people are addressing our housing crisis

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The shape of our towns: new direction

Spread out or high-density? What shape should suburbs be? How best to give everyone good places to live? A new National Policy Statement aims to help… consultation is open

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Road To Zero: submission guide LAST CHANCE TODAY WEDNESDAY!

Quick! The best ten minutes you’ll spend today – less death in our times!

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Access for everyone: now that sounds good

A city that everyone can access and use equally? What a cracking idea!

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The Gimp is back, and it wants you to vote

The Traffic Jam reckons 2019’s local body elections are a block buster (and the Friendly Orange Elections Gimp would agree). But what’s worse than not voting is an ill-informed vote. Fear not – the Jam’s got your back, writes Bryan Crump

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