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The following posts are filed under: Streets & Roads.

Get your local on!

One of the boring-est sounding documents is definitely worth a few minutes  – especially this year. It’s your local Long Term Plan, and it’s even worth missing a few minutes of MAFS.

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Money makes us do stuff, money lets us do stuff…

We all know the Wellington region needs more cash for public transport, plus discouragement from driving that clogs the roads (we said it loudly too).  But how do we get it? One tool is congestion charging.  Auckland’s thinking hard about it – is it a tool our region should use too?  Auckland’s Harriet Gale has some…

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Taxes and Tolls and Trains! Oh My!

The government’s Policy Statement on Land Transport is now open for public input.  Talk Wellington observes the responses – including some doomsaying, fear and trembling.  Should we care, and if so should we all be crying “Hooray!” or “Help!”?

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Hoodwinked

The crossing arrangements by Hood St put the needs of walking Wellingtonians firmly in second place after cars.  Our guest poster Walker reckons this is philosophically wrong because cities are for people.

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Weekend reading 17.3.18

 The feedback on Let’s Get Wellington Moving is out, so the theme for this weekend is transport. Toot toot!

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Fighting the “greater good”: protest, civics and civility

People around Levin stand to have their homes bought by force because they’re in the way of a new expressway. Talk Wellington ponders the local reactions when a local landscape is changed in the greater good – and features a post from a vastly different conflict environment

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Holiday Reading 4.1.18

As the bells toll… so might some roads   Greater Auckland looks at the Herald’s report the NZTA is considering introducing tolls on several roads under construction, including Transmission Gully and the Petone to Grenada link.     It looks at how we assess the value of major roading projects, including travel time savings, availability…

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The elephant of hard choices

This year’s window has closed for having our say on Let’s Get Wellington Moving.   Guest author Roger Boulter calls out the elephant in the room that’s now going to get bigger.

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Let’s Get Wellington MOVING! Today’s the day

Transport planning is a big deal. Large scale transport infrastructure affects everything around it, for decades.   In case you haven’t noticed, Let’s Get Wellington Moving  will profoundly shape our city, and the window is almost closed to give your steer on the approach they’re taking.  You can read more but regardless, get your feedback in…

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving 3: Planning For Our Future!* (*in goldfish years)

In our third of three substantive posts, Talk Wellington looks at Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s approach to moving Wellington’s imminently burgeoning population. First: some city transport basics. Then: LGWM… and goldfish time.  

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