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A Very Welly Christmas – not a vehicle was stirring…

Wellington’s Santa Parade closed down one of the main streets in Wellington last weekend and it was awesome…

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The Traffic Jam Episode 5: Blindsight

Bryan Crump’s latest podcast is up and he’s seeing (or not) things from a new perspective…

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Nimbys, Bananas and beyond

Author Max Rashbrooke talks of beautiful neighbourhoods and challenges those who say no to the new.

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Which Way to Welly? CBD Transport Data Analysis!

Thanks to some great data collection and cooperation between the city and regional councils, Wellington has been tracking how people get into our city since the year 2000. We have a look at how things are placed, and how our city is changing. Get ready for the stats!

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Newtown, new connections: a bike network* for the southern suburbs

Bike routes are on their way for South Wellington and through to the city centre (Newtown/Berhampore/Mt Cook), they won’t be shit, and with your support they could be great. (Don’t mention Island Bay, I did once but I think I got away with it.)

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Reasonable Expectations Part 3: Canberra and Light Rail

We always hear “oh we can’t have that, we’re not a European city”. So what about a similar sized, sprawling Australasian city? Our capital city cousin across the ditch has big goals for transformation, and light rail is at the heart of them.

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The Traffic Jam Episode 4: On Your Onzo

Talk Wellington went for a team Onzo ride the other day. Bryan Crump has things to say about the bikes in his latest podcast.

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The Traffic Jam Episode 3: Pedestrian At Best

The Traffic Jam’s third episode is “Pedestrian At Best” with Living Streets Aotearoa’s Ellen Blake, and it’s a great listen. 

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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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Reasonable Expectations Part 2: Inspired by Innsbruck

“We just want it to be decent, is that too much to ask?” Wellington’s myths and our decades of mediocre service mean we’re programmed to think it’s ok to be under-served by our public transport. So, what is it reasonable to expect – and demand? 

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