The following posts are filed under: Mass Transit.
Talk Wellington was at the much-anticipated event of the week: the launch of the four “scenarios” that Let’s Get Wellington Moving has been preparing to sort out transport in the CBD. Ahhh Wellington… our capital city. Your natural advantages have been compromised by some short-sighted infrastructure decisions back in the day (airport & hospital locations,…Read More
“Bike theft is not inevitable”: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution For Vancouver, where more people cycle than any other North American city, bike theft is a real problem. A trial of a high tech to way to reduce bike theft in the city has impressive results – down 70% over two years….Read More
Buses, houses, and old stuff: this weekend’s reading is full of goodness! “Bye bye, Leccy Bus” A small girl getting off a trolley bus ahead of me yesterday said it, and from 1st November we’ll say bye to the last vestiges of the network. From Congestion Free Wellington: “Wellington Cable Car Ltd (owned by…Read More
MONDAY 11.9.17 Lunchtime Reading: interactive transport special This week: a special interactive edition! Get your teeth into these tasty transport-flavoured treats over your lunchtime sandwich, and flick off a submission on the spot. Cheaper by bus, train and ferry? Changes are afoot in how much it costs us to use public transport in our region….Read More
Want Light Rail? Who you gonna call? Route Busters! This week we discuss the pros and cons of rail at ground, below ground, and well above ground. Previously we looked at what route a light rail system might take from the Wellington Railway Station south (because of this and this). We made a central…Read More
SATURDAY 26.8.17 Weekend Reading There’s loads of interesting stuff out there about towns and what makes them good (or not) to live in – far too much for us to write about. So each weekend TalkWellington offers you a random pick’n’mix of interesting stuff we’ve been reading. For your enjoyment, here’s this week’s. Auckland: eating…Read More
Public transport hubs in Wellington generally aren’t great, but this might be about to change. Greater Wellington (and, appended, Wellington City Council) are seeking our feedback: on new bus hubs in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and upgrades to facilities in five other “bus hubs” (Newtown, Courtenay Place, Miramar, Brooklyn and Karori Tunnel). We hear there are…Read More