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Urbanerds Drinks – last of 2019

Come join us, superheroes, TOMORROW to celebrate ourselves and better towns!

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How will they vote now they’ve had your vote?

Those candidate scorecards were great, but some questioned how well they reflected candidates’ actual intentions once in power. The Traffic Jam looked into councillors’ recorded voting form, and it’s pretty interesting

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Mayoral Race FOMO – a tale of two cities

Guest writer Michelle Rush notices a thing or two about local mayoral candidates…

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Transport: left, right, and centrist

Right now you could be forgiven for thinking Conservatives Do Cars Not Rail and Liberals Do Rail & Bikes Not Cars. Is this just NZ immaturely politicising another big issue, or is there fundamentally a left / right approach to transport?

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Talking Transport Hui: Regional (and southeastern city) Candidates

Contenders for Wellington’s Eastern and Southern Wards joined Regional council candidates in the second of The Traffic Jam’s Talking Transport hui, 25th September. Here are hot takes from chief Traffic Jammer Bryan Crump

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“You gotta hand it to ’em” – but not your vote

Talk Wellington admires skill in any job, including local body politicians. Which is why it’s good to use scorecards but also use less game-able, more revealing insights into those who would run our cities

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Talking Transport: North, West and Centre

Transport makes or breaks cities. For the last 40 years Wellington’s has been largely breaking us (or at best braking us). Local councillors’ transport policies and nous really matter. Talking Transport puts them on the spot so you can hear what they’ve got!

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The water is coming. What should we do?

Coming down from the sky, and up from the oceans: lots more of it, soon, and forever after. Eating our roads and pipes, coming into our homes. So what should we do “yesterday already”, pronto, and in our future?

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Liveable streets: good change stings for some, and then it’s great

It was one of the UK’s most controversial liveable street retrofit initiatives (and they’ve had some biggies). Guest poster George Weeks looks at the story and results of Waltham Forest’s Mini-Holland. Part one of a two-part post

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The Let’s Get Welly Riding Vision

Riding e-bikes and scooters is often the most affordable and quickest way to get around Wellington, but the lack of safe infrastructure has been blocking people from choosing these new vehicles. Here we lay out a plan to create space for them.

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