There’s a lot of great kōrero in Wellington about climate change, but what could happen if that talk doesn’t translate to action? This Friday poem is a portal into our city’s futureRead More
No it’s not that random guy on your train with headphones who sings out loud to his Tami Nielson. It’s guest poster Eye-rarapa who’s fired up about Auckland trainspotter Harriet Gale’s suggestions for improving trains in his beloved Wairarapa.Read More
Transport economists, behavioural psychologists, engagement strategists, city councillors – you can go home now, the kids get it! Island Bay local Pablo recently blogged about some wisdom his cycling-happy kids shared with him. We stumbled across his original blog post, and thought you might like to hear what his kids had to say…Read More
News! The government’s going to spend our dollars differently on transport: less of some stuff, and more of other stuff. Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie has read the new draft Transport Investment Proposal so you don’t have to. And it’s good news if you think our road toll trend is a bad thing. This post was originally…Read More
Wellington’s councillors recently asked the government for permission to use a regional fuel tax to help pay for our transport infrastructure improvements. Guest author Taximan muses on the true costs of transport, and on the odds our leaders would spend more money well.Read More
All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open – it’s even worth missing a few minutes of fave TV.Read More
Travel times are at the heart of transport business cases. Business cases are how bureaucrats decide what’s worth spending your money on and what’s not (before politics), and we invest billions of public dollars every year on transport according to business cases. You’d hope they’ve got fundamentally sensible calculations of benefit to the nation… but do they?
Harriet Gale of Greater Auckland points out some big questions regarding how we do our sums.
2018 is definitely the Wellington region’s Year of Transport which means it’s also the Year Of People Talking About Transport. Talk Wellington takes a couple of recent developments and wonders how well our models are working.Read More
All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open – it’s even worth missing a few minutes of MAFS.Read More
There’s no better way to move lots of us around our region. While the lion’s share of investment’s been going to roads, Wellington’s rail network is finally getting a little love. Greater Auckland’s resident trainspotter Harriet Gale takes a look at our proposed improvements.Read More