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Scooters vs walking vs bikes: the Hunger Games of the street

As the media focus on Lime scooters and their perils, provoking caution and regulation (largely ignoring the four-wheeled elephant in the room), Kate Spencer calls it: it’s time to abandon the Hunger Games of the street.

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Found in the mists of time: your latest “Whatever happened with…”

Our attention span is notoriously toddlerish, thanks in part to the hysteria-inducing qualities of social media plus “trending = news” from traditional media.  Talk Wellington is happy to bring you the latest edition of Whatever happened with… updates on things we cared about once but actually still do!

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A fare comparison

Go to Auckland, enjoy their fancier public transport… but your rides may be getting pricier.  We may have crappier services (integrated ticketing anyone?!) but we’re in NZ’s (expensive) ballpark for fares.  

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Writing the future by accident: Media and the Motorway

As we wait for Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s package to be announced, guest poster Tommo observes some patterns in local media discussion and gamely suppresses his conspiracy theories.

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12 Days of Welly Wishes

Christmas is almost upon us but did you see our 12 Days of Welly Wishes on Instagram? No?! Well, here they are…

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Slowing down to live better (and just live)

Is it just me, or does it feel like there’s some real momentum gathering this quarter?  As we all head into the holiday break – which often involves road trips – let’s feel the zeitgeist and slow down to live!

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Tax(n)ation – will fuel taxes make a (good) difference?

Tax: the other exciting three-letter word ending with ‘x’.

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Frustrated about e-scooters AND cycleways? Rori iti – little roads will help everyone

This week another thing now gives Wellington people a way to go faster with less effort – e-scooters. It’s just another reminder that it’s time to abandon the Hunger Games of the street, says Kate Spencer.

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The Traffic Jam Episode 7: Absolutely Positively Newtown (and Berhampore)

Beloved voice of Radio NZ Nights, Bryan Crump, looks forward to the next steps now that 935 people have submitted on the Newtown Connections (aka WCC having a better go at safe cycling in the southern suburbs). 

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Option Adoption – Stebbings Valley Residential Development

Have your say on which Stebbings Valley option you want (we like option three, just saying).

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