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The following posts are filed under: infrastructure.

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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Safer space for cycling (scooting): what’s going onwith (some of) us?

A recent piece on the sudden scuttling of a flagship London project for safer cycling, and local e-scooter hoo-ha, sparked a few thoughts about local opposition to infrastructure for safer cycling – and e-scooting.

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Ngauranga to Petone: Yes please

Right now it’s impossible to get between Hutt and Wellington cities as a free-range human without having a pretty yuk time. Good news: the Ngauranga to Petone shared path is on the table! Say Yes Please by 21st June

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The Traffic Jam: Operation Human Shield

RNZ Nights host and transport geek, Bryan Crump, has reanimated his blog The Traffic Jam, in the run-up to the local body elections. In this post, Bryan marks the new name for Wellington’s main cycling lobby group with a look at its latest strategy.

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Wellington needs more houses not more roads

Guest poster James Fraser looks at the vital nexus between housing and transport, and reckons that where it comes to Wellington, the government’s left hand is working against its right in making tradeoffs

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If you build it, they will come: bigger roads mean more traffic

It’s a good time to remind ourselves of a universal law of urban physics: if you build it, they will come. It applies for all kinds of travel, so it’s bad news for those of us who believe “widen the road, remove the bottleneck, that’ll fix the traffic”.

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Cut off: the severance effect of busy roads

Tried to get from the waterfront to the city lately? Or had to use a “pedestrian refuge” to move around your local shops? Severance is a side-effect of big infrastructure in urban areas, and it’s something we need to know about. As we learn the Inner City Bypass has worked out as a loss to…

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Moving the stuff so we can move better

Guest poster Derek experiences transport FOMO: he ponders whether Wellington is missing out on solving traffic woes by failing to consider alternative locations for major infrastructure such as Wellington Airport.   

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Scooters vs walking vs bikes: the Hunger Games of the street

As the media focus on Lime scooters and their perils, provoking caution and regulation (largely ignoring the four-wheeled elephant in the room), Kate Spencer calls it: it’s time to abandon the Hunger Games of the street.

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Writing the future by accident: Media and the Motorway

As we wait for Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s package to be announced, guest poster Tommo observes some patterns in local media discussion and gamely suppresses his conspiracy theories.

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