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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. Get your submission in and say Hurry up!

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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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Urbanerds Drinks – October Edition!

Knock off work on Tuesday and come join other everyday superheroes fighting for better towns and cities! Capes optional.

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How will they vote now they’ve had your vote?

Those candidate scorecards were great, but some questioned how well they reflected candidates’ actual intentions once in power. The Traffic Jam looked into councillors’ recorded voting form, and it’s pretty interesting

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Mayoral Race FOMO – a tale of two cities

Guest writer Michelle Rush notices a thing or two about local mayoral candidates…

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Transport: left, right, and centrist

Right now you could be forgiven for thinking Conservatives Do Cars Not Rail and Liberals Do Rail & Bikes Not Cars. Is this just NZ immaturely politicising another big issue, or is there fundamentally a left / right approach to transport?

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Talking Transport Hui: Regional (and southeastern city) Candidates

Contenders for Wellington’s Eastern and Southern Wards joined Regional council candidates in the second of The Traffic Jam’s Talking Transport hui, 25th September. Here are hot takes from chief Traffic Jammer Bryan Crump

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