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Eight weeks is enough (and other ghost bus stories)

Regional councillors promise to fix their new bus network in eight weeks (even though they don’t think they would have introduced it any differently). But how do you address the broken buses in isolation to the even bigger revolution just around the corner; Let’s Get Wellington Moving?

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My Favourite Commute – Sydney Summers

Millions of people live, work and move across the vast Sydney region every day. Some commuters travel an hour or more into the city from Newcastle, the Blue Mountains or Wollongong. Our website content wrangler Alex MacGibbon didn’t have a long commuter trip, but remembers it vividly – a typical Sydney pattern of home, work,…

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On the frontlines of tactical urbanism: lighter, quicker, cheaper with Steven Burgess

“We shape our streets, and thereafter they shape us” – but then we can shape them back. And it needn’t be a huge, expensive, fraught undertaking. Tactical urbanism guru Steven Burgess has been in Aotearoa-NZ, rattling a few cages and opening eyes, and guest poster Braden went along. 

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Pick Me Up

Helena Bailey’s back, and she’s wondering why no-one is taking pity on her…

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Bustastrophe, budgets, and the Big Picture: Let’s Get Wellington Moving and beyond

As bustastrophes and motorway crashes continue, and public transport officials tell people “don’t use *our network* if you need to be somewhere on time”, Let’s Get Wellington looms like an approaching space-ship. What’s up and what’s going to happen?

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Let’s Get Welly Moving – tough choices ahead

Our friends up in Auckland are looking down on Let’s Get Welly Moving – Matt L did some investigating…

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Streets for people (for a day)

World Carfree Day and PARK(ing) Day happened recently, a handy eye-opener of what we’re missing when we let motor vehicles dominate our lives and streets.

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My Favourite Commute – Falling for the New Forest

Talk Wellington’s reach extends back to the UK. Project Manager Kate Spencer’s mum reminisces in our continuing series… Also – happy car free day!!  

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What the Heck Is Residential Intensification?

Pop quiz. Do you know what urban density is? Or what residential intensification means? They’re not the latest world-famous-in-Wellington drum ‘n’ bass DJs playing at an underground city basement club. It’s a bit more suburban than that.

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Electric Dreams of Wellington’s Tram History

A little story about an ol’ tram/bus stop in Miramar has us dreaming of early twentieth-century electric transport. A seamless tram ride from Seatoun to Thorndon would be a joy for today’s frazzled Wellington commuters!

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