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The following posts are filed under: engagement.

Parking: costs

Wellington inner city residents are objecting to increasing cost of their residents’ parking permits. And a councillor is encouraging people to object. A recap on some of the home truths about city parking

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Buses, trains and time: what’s really happening

Earlier this week we did a shout-out to geeky types who sit on reference groups in the mid-water layer of the public transport ecosystem. This week: eye opening insight from geeky types who sit at home, parsing data on important issues like… Where are our buses and trains? Are they getting worse? If GWRC won’t…

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The transport ecosystem: in praise of reference group geeks

Public noise about public transport has waned from its #bustastrophe peak. But is anything really improving? Reference Groupie reports that – lucky for Wellington, some civic-minded citizens are helping – and having to work hard to keep the players honest.

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The Traffic Jam Episode 7: Absolutely Positively Newtown (and Berhampore)

Beloved voice of Radio NZ Nights, Bryan Crump, looks forward to the next steps now that 935 people have submitted on the Newtown Connections (aka WCC having a better go at safe cycling in the southern suburbs). 

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Newtown, new connections: a bike network* for the southern suburbs

Bike routes are on their way for South Wellington and through to the city centre (Newtown/Berhampore/Mt Cook), they won’t be shit, and with your support they could be great. (Don’t mention Island Bay, I did once but I think I got away with it.)

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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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Off to a good fresh start: Newtown Connections

Conversations about more bikeable streets in Newtown, Berhampore and Mt Cook suffered from being in the “fallout zone” of the Island Bay cycleway conversations.  Four years later, Wellington City Council is having another go. This time, they’re asking people well before there’s anything tangible on the table.  Guest poster Baz gives his take on the first…

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Making streets better: starting with good kōrero

It was 2014 the last time the council asked people about cycling in Newtown and Berhampore, since when “the c word” has barely been heard there. But they’re asking again, now, til Tuesday 5pm, and you should leap in there because things have changed, folks. They’re doing it right!

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Get your local on: last chance, Wellington!

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.

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It’s gonna get intense!

  Wellington is finally starting to acknowledge how badly it needs more intense development. Isabella hopes we don’t have to suffer a Welly version of Auckland’s toxicity to achieve a good balance of density.   The Wellington City Mayor’s Housing Taskforce report is just out and it’s got some great stuff. While it misses an…

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