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Smart choices

Part four 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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If you build it, they will come: bigger roads mean more traffic

It’s a good time to remind ourselves of a universal law of urban physics: if you build it, they will come. It applies for all kinds of travel, so it’s bad news for those of us who believe “widen the road, remove the bottleneck, that’ll fix the traffic”.

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Can an Eco-City solve Wellington’s housing crisis? Part One.

Guest poster Brendon Harre is taking a close look at the ‘Eco-City’ plans for our hills north of Welly. In part one of three, he introduces why we have a housing problem and what we currently (and have previously) planned to do about it – with an excellent retro video for your viewing pleasure!

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New departures: Wellington’s wheels and deals

Part One of a six-part Saturday 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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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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Let’s Get Wellington Moving, let’s get Wellington living!

And just like that… it’s coming!  Good transport’s become mainstream, and it’s time to let our leaders know. Welcome to this Special Edition Interactive post!

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Thinking, talking and writing towns: great reads

Have you noticed the blossoming in the blogosphere around transport and landuse? There are more sensible and, yes, geeky people writing thoughtful and tasty food for our thought. Here’s a sample of our current favourites…

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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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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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Buses, trains and time: what’s really REALLY happening

Are our buses and trains more on time and reliable, less so, or just different? It’s been much too hard to tell from official information.  But rejoice: it’s public-spirited transport nerds to the rescue again!

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