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The following posts are filed under: public transport.

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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Improving Wellington’s Rail Network – Part 1

Want to move around our region, efficiently? With lots of others? Three cheers for TRAINS!  We’ve had ’em for over a century – now we’re seeing them get a little bit modern …

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Weekend reading 10.3.18

Wake me up before you go-go: Wellington City Council goes WHAM, plus attractive TODs.

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Wellington train brain strain

“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: Tuesday’s peak-hour train outage gave Wellingtonians another opportunity to appreciate our trains – and gets guest author Head of the Fish pondering the unhelpful ways the region runs trains

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Holiday Reading 23.12.17

It’s Christmas! So we’re going with a festive theme this weekend. Happy holidays to you all!

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving 2: Voices from the Lands Out of Scope

Talk Wellington looks at how Let’s Get Wellington Moving deals with 82,000 of the people in the CBD every day. Spoiler alert:  they come from north of Ngauranga…. so sorry folks, you’re out of scope.  

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 14.10.17

Buses, houses, and old stuff: this weekend’s reading is full of goodness!   “Bye bye, Leccy Bus” A small girl getting off a trolley bus ahead of me yesterday said it, and from 1st November we’ll say bye to the last vestiges of the network. From Congestion Free Wellington: “Wellington Cable Car Ltd (owned by…

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Moving in the CBD: up, down or along?

Want Light Rail? Who you gonna call? Route Busters! This week we discuss the pros and cons of rail at ground, below ground, and well above ground.   Previously we looked at what route a light rail system might take from the Wellington Railway Station south (because of this and this). We made a central…

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 Weekend Reading – 26.08.17

SATURDAY 26.8.17 Weekend Reading There’s loads of interesting stuff out there about towns and what makes them good (or not) to live in – far too much for us to write about.  So each weekend TalkWellington offers you a random pick’n’mix of interesting stuff we’ve been reading. For your enjoyment, here’s this week’s. Auckland: eating…

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Lambton – the Golden Smile

Wellington has long been quietly smug about our best-in-NZ public transport. It’s time to make it really bear dividends for Wellington City.  Guest author Guy M has been walking, photographing and thinking.  Let’s Get Wellington Moving  is a great idea, but it seems a little slow on progress. We’re assured that behind the scenes, great…

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