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The following posts are filed under: Streets & Roads.

Back to reality: school dropoff

Four days since the school holidays ended, and already they’re a distant memory.  Back in the morning battles of the school dropoff, guest poster Ben wonders again if there isn’t a better way… 

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On(zO) yer bike! Yikes!

With Freddie Mercury’s voice singing “I want to ride my bicycle” in her head, TW’s project manager Kate goes for a spin. Or does she?

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The Kingdom of the Machines

If you could ask an alien looking down at Wellington from outer space (via a translator, obviously), “which things here are in charge of this place?” what do you think they’d answer? 

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Oh, oh, Onzo! Will you whisk me across Welly?

We’re excited about a new bike-sharing service in town!

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Over the rainbow!

Wellington’s getting a rainbow pedestrian crossing!  It may not seem like much, but it represents a giant leap for our road management bureaucracy. So let’s celebrate! 

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Give it a whirl, let’s suck it and see!

Trying stuff out, seeing what works, giving things a whirl – it’s the best way to change streets cheaply, quickly and lightly. Urbanism wonks call it “tactical urbanism” (secret: it’s the same thing!). Here’s the great talk that inspired Braden’s post Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper.

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My Favourite Commute – Sydney Summers

Millions of people live, work and move across the vast Sydney region every day. Some commuters travel an hour or more into the city from Newcastle, the Blue Mountains or Wollongong. Our website content wrangler Alex MacGibbon didn’t have a long commuter trip, but remembers it vividly – a typical Sydney pattern of home, work,…

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On the frontlines of tactical urbanism: lighter, quicker, cheaper with Steven Burgess

“We shape our streets, and thereafter they shape us” – but then we can shape them back. And it needn’t be a huge, expensive, fraught undertaking. Tactical urbanism guru Steven Burgess has been in Aotearoa-NZ, rattling a few cages and opening eyes, and guest poster Braden went along. 

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Pick Me Up

Helena Bailey’s back, and she’s wondering why no-one is taking pity on her…

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Bustastrophe, budgets, and the Big Picture: Let’s Get Wellington Moving and beyond

As bustastrophes and motorway crashes continue, and public transport officials tell people “don’t use *our network* if you need to be somewhere on time”, Let’s Get Wellington looms like an approaching space-ship. What’s up and what’s going to happen?

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