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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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Transport vs living vs identity: Berhampore, and everywhere

We have all these conversations about “cycling” or “parking” or “housing” or “buses”, but not enough about “getting around” – and definitely not enough about “who do we want to be”.  IslandBayCycleway’s Regan Dooley highlights Berhampore – but we’re all Berhampore, really

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Why Island Bay and the “Newtown Connections” matter for us all

Why does stuff in the Southern Suburbs matter when it’s not my backyard, and when there are other cycleway type projects happening elsewhere in the region to pay attention to? 

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Friends of the landlords – Wellington Councillors against affordable housing

Guest poster Frank McRae on Wellington city councillors’ recent decision to can the Special Housing Areas, which had been talked up as part of the solution to our housing crisis (and talked down as undemocratic). 

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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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