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Let’s Get Welly Moving – tough choices ahead

Our friends up in Auckland are looking down on Let’s Get Welly Moving – Matt L did some investigating…

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Streets for people (for a day)

World Carfree Day and PARK(ing) Day happened recently, a handy eye-opener of what we’re missing when we let motor vehicles dominate our lives and streets.

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My Favourite Commute – Falling for the New Forest

Talk Wellington’s reach extends back to the UK. Project Manager Kate Spencer’s mum reminisces in our continuing series… Also – happy car free day!!  

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What the Heck Is Residential Intensification?

Pop quiz. Do you know what urban density is? Or what residential intensification means? They’re not the latest world-famous-in-Wellington drum ‘n’ bass DJs playing at an underground city basement club. It’s a bit more suburban than that.

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Electric Dreams of Wellington’s Tram History

A little story about an ol’ tram/bus stop in Miramar has us dreaming of early twentieth-century electric transport. A seamless tram ride from Seatoun to Thorndon would be a joy for today’s frazzled Wellington commuters!

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My commute to work – for Talk Wellington

In the third of our series, Dayna Berghan-Whyman – one of Talk Wellington’s social media gurus – shares her school run commute – featuring doom, a cafe, a car saleyard, poppies, and an enormous cat.  

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The Low Cost of Ending the High Cost of Free Parking

Worldwide, what would you say is the single biggest thing that gets in the way of making streets better for people? Surely it’s cost? Maybe poor public engagement? Nope – it’s street parking. And it’s really, really hard to change. Stephen Davis of City Beautiful outlines how we’ve enshrined sacred cow status around storing your…

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My Favourite Commute – The People Trains Catch

In the second of our series, Damon Hyland – one of Talk Wellington’s social media gurus – shares his photography essay from South Africa.

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When a Third Place Actually Means We’re Winning

Talk of the new kids’ playground design in Wellington had a few grown ups asking about play this week – what about us? Where can grown ups go for active play? Talk Welly is wondering – is easy access to a free and relaxing ‘third place’ the key to #winning in this game called life?

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Safe Cycling in the CBD

Talk Wellington was passing the time on Facebook (I mean, who doesn’t?) and came across a thread on Vic Deals…

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