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Reasonable Expectations Part 4: Thinking about costs

How much does public transport cost Wellington? Not that much, it seems. How much should it cost Wellington?  Let’s talk stats and money, friends!

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Which Way to Welly? CBD Transport Data Analysis!

Thanks to some great data collection and cooperation between the city and regional councils, Wellington has been tracking how people get into our city since the year 2000. We have a look at how things are placed, and how our city is changing. Get ready for the stats!

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Reasonable Expectations Part 3: Canberra and Light Rail

We always hear “oh we can’t have that, we’re not a European city”. So what about a similar sized, sprawling Australasian city? Our capital city cousin across the ditch has big goals for transformation, and light rail is at the heart of them.

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“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: valuing transport infrastructure when it’s not there

When you’ve had something for a while – like trains, or buses, or parking – you don’t realise what it contributes until suddenly one day it’s not going. Strikes, closures and acts of God are a great opportunity to test – what is this contributing and what happens when we’re without it?

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Reasonable Expectations Part 2: Inspired by Innsbruck

“We just want it to be decent, is that too much to ask?” Wellington’s myths and our decades of mediocre service mean we’re programmed to think it’s ok to be under-served by our public transport. So, what is it reasonable to expect – and demand? 

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Reasonable expectations: Wellington, mediocrity and public transport

We’ve got #bustastrophe and lots of justifiable anger, but even before that, if we’re honest, our public transport was pretty meh.  So with Wellington population, geography, and assuming sensible funding – what can we reasonably expect from public transport? Part one of a series

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The Traffic Jam episode 1: On the Buses

The beloved voice of National Radio’s Nights programme, Bryan Crump, is a secret transport geek. His new podcast, The Traffic Jam, is not only punny – it’s getting answers to some of the really gnarly questions about how Wellington gets around. The Traffic Jam’s first episode is “On the Buses”

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My Favourite Commute – Seattle Freeze and Speed

This week’s My Favourite Commute comes from Talk Welly crew-member Chris Vogliano, who remembers discovering the magic of light rail in Seattle.

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Eight weeks is enough (and other ghost bus stories)

Regional councillors promise to fix their new bus network in eight weeks (even though they don’t think they would have introduced it any differently). But how do you address the broken buses in isolation to the even bigger revolution just around the corner; Let’s Get Wellington Moving?

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My Favourite Commute – Sydney Summers

Millions of people live, work and move across the vast Sydney region every day. Some commuters travel an hour or more into the city from Newcastle, the Blue Mountains or Wollongong. Our website content wrangler Alex MacGibbon didn’t have a long commuter trip, but remembers it vividly – a typical Sydney pattern of home, work,…

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