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Talking Transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 13th August

Collected insights and reflections about recent transport-related news  – your regular food for thought.

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 16 July

After a relatively ‘slow news week’ last week, it’s a safe bet there could be some fireworks this week if the new bus routes cause any major disruptions. Watch those routes! Here’s some transport talk in Te Upoko o te Ika that caught the roving eyes of the crew at Talk Wellington since last Monday…

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Wet Wet Wetlington

Wellington winter means lots of water. Falling from the sky, and then being all around us… and being all up in our face where we don’t want it. What can we do?

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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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A Bike Encounter in Three Acts

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…

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NZ roads: heaps safer soon?

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…

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Weekend reading 17.3.18

 The feedback on Let’s Get Wellington Moving is out, so the theme for this weekend is transport. Toot toot!

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Let’s Get Wellington… baby-stepping, maybe sideways

Talk Wellington was at the much-anticipated event of the week: the launch of the four “scenarios” that Let’s Get Wellington Moving has been preparing to sort out transport in the CBD. Ahhh Wellington… our capital city.  Your natural advantages have been compromised by some short-sighted infrastructure decisions back in the day (airport & hospital locations,…

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X-ray goggles and imagination: what do we see in our towns?

Seeing your hometown with fresh eyes is always a good thing, even (especially) when that’s a bit uncomfortable. Lured by the challenging concept of “Re-Māorifying”, Talk Wellington’s Isabella Cawthorn found some home truths and fresh perspectives about Porirua – and all our towns.   It was too good to be a coincidence. I was reading…

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