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The story of a revolution: How public transport transformed Auckland.

Public transport in Auckland looks set to hit an all-time of 100 million passengers this year. [Ed: It’s official, Wellington: we’ve lost our crown as public-transport capital of New Zealand.]

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Hello Mainstream!?

Talk Wellington’s mission was to get the “mainstream” public conversation – that shapes our towns and cities – featuring more good thinking, from more voices, and fuelling better action. Two-and-a-bit years later, your convenor Isabella Cawthorn asks: has anything changed?

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Smart Moves

Part Two of a six-part series, compiled by Talk Wellington, that outlines a sensible vision for transport. This is a space that needs filling even as Let’s Get Wellington Moving prepares to spend $4 billion on transport in the capital.

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Toitū he Kāinga / Making Home

What is home? A roof maybe; but also a place for feeling safe, feeling you belong, that you can make your own. This event (Friday) is pretty timely, given “home” in our cities and Aotearoa-NZ right now…

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“Shared Responsibility” messaging ignores our Basic Human Responsibilities – to look out for the more vulnerable among us.

Maybe it’s all the out-of-towners, wandering our streets… but we’re noticing how our streets prioritise “rights and obligations” for people when in vehicles and when not. Thanks to reader Kerry for tipping us off to this great post from Ontario blogger Mr Bikes A Bunch.

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Come out and play!

This week mornings there’s magic happening in parks around Wellington. It’s simple, it’s potent, and it’s joyful: it’s The Big Play Out!

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Two hot events!

At Talk Wellington we can’t resist a Zoolander meme. But seriously: walking is so hot right now, and graphic novelised city stories have always been hot.

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Wellington Bus Network Implementation Review: Where do we go from here?

Guest poster Alina M. read the independent review of the Wellington’s bus system upgrade. There’s a few interesting things to be found…

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