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The following posts are filed under: Utilities & Infrastructure.

Buses, trains and time: what’s really happening

The latest report on public transport performance, compiled from Metlink’s own (scarce) data by stalwart transport nerd Mike Mellor. Data to 10 March.

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Climate Strike. Now Climate Action.

“The kids are alright”, but (adult) Talk Wellington contributor Alex MacGibbon has been inspired to take action – what we can do here in Wellington.

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Moving the stuff so we can move better

Guest poster Derek experiences transport FOMO: he ponders whether Wellington is missing out on solving traffic woes by failing to consider alternative locations for major infrastructure such as Wellington Airport.   

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Everyone’s job and no-one’s: regional planning in Wellington

Derek’s guest post has some pretty interesting ideas about moving stuff around in our region so things work better.  It made us think: who’s actually in charge of figuring that out what goes where? There’s no Boss Baby but surely someone’s owning it…?  Spoiler: nope.   

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Another crack at transport planning in Tauranga – and lessons for Wellington

Tauranga’s transport has been a vexed issue for decades.  Greater Tauranga reported yesterday on the government’s rejection of the city’s latest transport plan, and there are some signs other towns should heed…

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“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: valuing transport infrastructure when it’s not there

When you’ve had something for a while – like trains, or buses, or parking – you don’t realise what it contributes until suddenly one day it’s not going. Strikes, closures and acts of God are a great opportunity to test – what is this contributing and what happens when we’re without it?

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Fuel Prices talk of the town

Ahhh, fuel prices. Always good for a conversation (or an argument). Fuel prices include taxes, plus lots of other things, and there’s some weird reporting this month that gets some basics wrong. Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie busts some myths. 

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My Favourite Commute – Seattle Freeze and Speed

This week’s My Favourite Commute comes from Talk Welly crew-member Chris Vogliano, who remembers discovering the magic of light rail in Seattle.

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Tax into Transport: the next three years’ National Land Transport funding

On Friday the Transport Minister announced the 2018-21 funding from the National Land Transport Fund. It’s a big deal because it’s the tax money that funds how we get around.  The press release is the usual stuff, but here’s what they say Wellington’s going to get…  

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Playing with the Possibilities

Wellington kids have access to great playgrounds, with a brand new one about to be built for kids in the south. All the talk of new and improved play spaces has us pondering playground possibilities.

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