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Streets for people (for a day)

World Carfree Day and PARK(ing) Day happened recently, a handy eye-opener of what we’re missing when we let motor vehicles dominate our lives and streets.

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The Low Cost of Ending the High Cost of Free Parking

Worldwide, what would you say is the single biggest thing that gets in the way of making streets better for people? Surely it’s cost? Maybe poor public engagement? Nope – it’s street parking. And it’s really, really hard to change. Stephen Davis of City Beautiful outlines how we’ve enshrined sacred cow status around storing your…

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Driving Me Crazy

Catching the bus now feels more stressful and less useful. Guest poster Helena Bailey is back – and she’s fuming. Why, after “improvements”, is it now harder to get home from the city at night?

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Fine parking, or parking fine?

Going to Wellington city centre in the weekend, and determined to take the car? Soon you’ll be paying – but TBH we all should have been, for years now. 

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School gate parking wars! The battles continue – do we actually enjoy it?

Guest poster Ben T writes: we love our kids, so we…behave at our worst, and endanger them where they congregate every day – often spoiling rare time together. And no-one seems capable of calling out what’s behind it all.

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Singing country on metropolitan rail

No it’s not that random guy on your train with headphones who sings out loud to his Tami Nielson. It’s guest poster Eye-rarapa who’s fired up about Auckland trainspotter Harriet Gale’s suggestions for improving trains in his beloved Wairarapa.  

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Money makes us do stuff, money lets us do stuff…

We all know the Wellington region needs more cash for public transport, plus discouragement from driving that clogs the roads (we said it loudly too).  But how do we get it? One tool is congestion charging.  Auckland’s thinking hard about it – is it a tool our region should use too?  Auckland’s Harriet Gale has some…

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 21.10.17

This week TalkWellington’s had a mole at the Asian Pacific Cycle Congress (a gathering of bike-geeky types talking about how to get more people biking), held in Christchurch/Ōtautahi.   We’ll distil the most interesting morsels for you later, but for now: things that struck us comparing our Wellington region towns and the Garden City. Rebuilding after…

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New life in old buildings

Conversions of old commercial buildings to apartments are picking up pace. But are developers building for the future, or the present?  Recently this popped up over at Eyeofthefish:       There’s more of this going on now, thankfully, given our painfully tight residential property market. Two examples beyond the Wellington CBD are Post Offices:…

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