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The following posts are filed under: Streets & Roads.

Friday Poem: Dominion by Tim Jones

Tim Jones explores the power of cars through poetry…

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving: “Please, NZ, help us fund Wellington’s transport fat pants”

“Please give us lots of tax money to fund our transport works” Wellington councils are apparently asking Cabinet today.  They will have their fingers crossed that Ministers won’t ask awkward questions like “will this package actually achieve what it should?” because the answer doesn’t seem like it’ll be healthy. 

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School gate parking wars! The battles continue – do we actually enjoy it?

Guest poster Ben T writes: we love our kids, so we…behave at our worst, and endanger them where they congregate every day – often spoiling rare time together. And no-one seems capable of calling out what’s behind it all.

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A Bike Encounter in Three Acts

Transport economists, behavioural psychologists, engagement strategists, city councillors – you can go home now, the kids get it! Island Bay local Pablo recently blogged about some wisdom his cycling-happy kids shared with him. We stumbled across his original blog post, and thought you might like to hear what his kids had to say…

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NZ roads: heaps safer soon?

News!  The government’s going to spend our dollars differently on transport: less of some stuff, and more of other stuff.  Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie has read the new draft Transport Investment Proposal so you don’t have to.  And it’s good news if you think our road toll trend is a bad thing. This post was originally…

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Having your say

2018 is definitely the Wellington region’s Year of Transport which means it’s also the Year Of People Talking About Transport.  Talk Wellington takes a couple of recent developments and wonders how well our models are working. 

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Get your local on: last chance, Wellington!

All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open –  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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