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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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The Traffic Jam Episode 5: Blindsight

Bryan Crump’s latest podcast is up and he’s seeing (or not) things from a new perspective…

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Moving on medium-density: Special Housing Areas, social housing, and Te Aro

Our friends over at Eye of the Fish keep their insightful architectural eye on Wellington’s urban form: what’s going up, coming down, changing… here the Fish focuses on Arlington Flats and the now-dead Special Housing Areas

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It’s getting a bit intense…

People seem surprised that homes in a medium-density housing development in Newtown have sold like hot cakes – almost all sold off the plans. There seems lots of confusion about residential intensification, so just as a starter, here are some fun facts! 

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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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