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The Low Cost of Ending the High Cost of Free Parking

Worldwide, what would you say is the single biggest thing that gets in the way of making streets better for people? Surely it’s cost? Maybe poor public engagement? Nope – it’s street parking. And it’s really, really hard to change. Stephen Davis of City Beautiful outlines how we’ve enshrined sacred cow status around storing your…

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Fine parking, or parking fine?

Going to Wellington city centre in the weekend, and determined to take the car? Soon you’ll be paying – but TBH we all should have been, for years now. 

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika

Talk Wellington brings you an insightful weekly digest of some recent media chatter about transport – it’s ‘news you can use’. This week we’ve got Stephen Olsen of Palaver Media providing your food for thought on Wellington transport and how we all talk about it. 

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Time is money: simple, and problematic

We invest in transport because – overwhelmingly – the calculations say we will get where we’re going faster and time is valuable so it’s worth it. But the ways we’ve assigned a dollar value to it are pretty weird, explains Matt Lowrie of Greater Auckland.

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Weekend Reading – 4.11.17

Transport-flavoured tidbits for your breakfast enjoyment this week…   What the hell is a Stroad? One this week from the “oh that’s what that is!” box: the weird and dysfunctional beast that is the STROAD.  It’s a made-up word by Strong Towns, but it’s a useful one: the hybrid of a street (a destination, whose…

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Getting around: Who wants what?

Wellington’s getting a lot of big new roads. TalkWellington, looking at Auckland, wonders if it’s wholly good news for Wellington’s future. So many new roads!  They include what’s currently the nation’s single largest earthworks project, Transmission Gully. Most of them are funded by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). These roads will have a huge impact…

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