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Beware the insidious cul-de-sac

They’re sold as the epitome of the quiet, friendly street – but cul-de-sacs can be toxic for your suburb unless they’re buffered with some antidote.

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Ngauranga to Petone: Yes please

Right now it’s impossible to get between Hutt and Wellington cities as a free-range human without having a pretty yuk time. Good news: the Ngauranga to Petone shared path is on the table! Say Yes Please by 21st June

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Local reporting gets a boost!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that it’s really frickin hard to do good local issues media. Great news: the Local Democracy Reporting initiative!

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Rights and responsibilities: the case of the pedestrian crossing

Auckland, recently: the authorities turned off the buzzing sound on a pedestrian crossing on a busy inner city road, for at best dubious reasons. Noise and sound really matter in cities

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Talking walking so cities can walk the talk

The NZ Walking Summit is the year’s unique opportunity to dive deep into talking walking! Living Streets Aotearoa are hosting it and guest-posted for TW here

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Your tasty updates platter

So many things afoot! In no order, some stuff that’s been happening this week (or that we’ve stumbled across this week).

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The future of (more) affordable city housing: lose the car parks

“We want and like cars, they suit our lives and the lives we choose to live.”

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The story of a revolution: How public transport transformed Auckland.

Public transport in Auckland looks set to hit an all-time of 100 million passengers this year. [Ed: It’s official, Wellington: we’ve lost our crown as public-transport capital of New Zealand.]

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Get moving already: mass transit

The centrepiece of Let’s Get Wellington Moving is mass transit. Here’s some basic stuff for when you’re grumping to fellow Wellingtonians at the bus having missed your connection…

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“It can’t be bad if Council keeps building it!”

Guest poster and nervous cyclist Barb picks up on a really interesting question in the judicial review hearing over Wellington city council’s decision to implement a parking-protected cycleway on a suburban main street.

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