The following posts are filed under: Streets & Roads.

Weekend Reading – Saturday 21.10.17

This week TalkWellington’s had a mole at the Asian Pacific Cycle Congress (a gathering of bike-geeky types talking about how to get more people biking), held in Christchurch/Ōtautahi.   We’ll distil the most interesting morsels for you later, but for now: things that struck us comparing our Wellington region towns and the Garden City. Rebuilding after…

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These boots were made for walking… active transport for healthy kids (pt 1)

We all know our kids are less active now than ever before. But is there a real problem?  And for Wellington kids, is their everyday environment an ally or an enemy? In part one of a series, Laura Cleary explores how well Wellington is doing, and how you and the kids in your life can…

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Weekend Reading: Election Special Edition

SATURDAY 23.9.17 As always, we’ve picked a selection of the tasty pieces of insight on sustainability, liveability and accessibility that we’ve been reading but haven’t been able to write about (yet). This week, with an election flavour! Welcome to this week’s  Election Special Weekend Reading. Whatever you do, just VOTE TalkWellington won’t tell you how…

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Lambton – the Golden Smile

Wellington has long been quietly smug about our best-in-NZ public transport. It’s time to make it really bear dividends for Wellington City.  Guest author Guy M has been walking, photographing and thinking.  Let’s Get Wellington Moving  is a great idea, but it seems a little slow on progress. We’re assured that behind the scenes, great…

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Getting around: Who wants what?

Wellington’s getting a lot of big new roads. TalkWellington, looking at Auckland, wonders if it’s wholly good news for Wellington’s future. So many new roads!  They include what’s currently the nation’s single largest earthworks project, Transmission Gully. Most of them are funded by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). These roads will have a huge impact…

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That tree: What did it ever do for you?  

Do you have trees in the street you live? Or at the place you work?  Are they big or small? Your answers may say something about your quality of life   Some research out of the States shows some really interesting insights about trees in urban areas.   There’s a great quote from the researcher,…

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