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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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The Magic Roundabout

Our friends over at Eye Of The Fish have cast their beady eye over the biggest thing to shape central Wellington’s transport since… the 1855 earthquake.   

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Weekend Reading 18.11.17

This week: a big idea that’s new to Aotearoa but that’s much older news in other cool countries.   “Let’s just try not to kill anyone eh?”   This is the essence of the Vision Zero approach to a transport system.     You’d think it was the common starting point for anyone building stuff…

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Let’s Get Wellington… baby-stepping, maybe sideways

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,…

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Weekend Reading – 4.11.17

Transport-flavoured tidbits for your breakfast enjoyment this week…   What the hell is a Stroad? One this week from the “oh that’s what that is!” box: the weird and dysfunctional beast that is the STROAD.  It’s a made-up word by Strong Towns, but it’s a useful one: the hybrid of a street (a destination, whose…

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