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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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On(zO) yer bike! Yikes!

With Freddie Mercury’s voice singing “I want to ride my bicycle” in her head, TW’s project manager Kate goes for a spin. Or does she?

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Let’s Get Welly Moving – tough choices ahead

Our friends up in Auckland are looking down on Let’s Get Welly Moving – Matt L did some investigating…

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Safe Cycling in the CBD

Talk Wellington was passing the time on Facebook (I mean, who doesn’t?) and came across a thread on Vic Deals…

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Plimmerton Farm – Glimmer of Hope or Grimmer and Nope?

A new suburb! Hawoo! Surely that will ease the housing woes and we’ll have enough for everyone, there’ll be no concerns about extra cars on the road, everything will be beautiful, lovely, wonderful, hunky-flippin’-dory. Or not.

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Right hand, have you met left hand?

Guest author Peter, reading yet another news item fretting about growth and land for development, and yet another item fretting about traffic in Wellington, wonders if he’s going a bit cuckoo.  With elephants and cats.

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A Bike Encounter in Three Acts

Transport economists, behavioural psychologists, engagement strategists, city councillors – you can go home now, the kids get it! Island Bay local Pablo recently blogged about some wisdom his cycling-happy kids shared with him. We stumbled across his original blog post, and thought you might like to hear what his kids had to say…

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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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Hoodwinked

The crossing arrangements by Hood St put the needs of walking Wellingtonians firmly in second place after cars.  Our guest poster Walker reckons this is philosophically wrong because cities are for people.

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Weekend reading 17.3.18

 The feedback on Let’s Get Wellington Moving is out, so the theme for this weekend is transport. Toot toot!

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