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The following posts are filed under: Wellington City.

Reasonable expectations: Wellington, mediocrity and public transport

We’ve got #bustastrophe and lots of justifiable anger, but even before that, if we’re honest, our public transport was pretty meh.  So with Wellington population, geography, and assuming sensible funding – what can we reasonably expect from public transport? Part one of a series

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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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Oh, oh, Onzo! Will you whisk me across Welly?

We’re excited about a new bike-sharing service in town!

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Over the rainbow!

Wellington’s getting a rainbow pedestrian crossing!  It may not seem like much, but it represents a giant leap for our road management bureaucracy. So let’s celebrate! 

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On the frontlines of tactical urbanism: lighter, quicker, cheaper with Steven Burgess

“We shape our streets, and thereafter they shape us” – but then we can shape them back. And it needn’t be a huge, expensive, fraught undertaking. Tactical urbanism guru Steven Burgess has been in Aotearoa-NZ, rattling a few cages and opening eyes, and guest poster Braden went along. 

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Friday Poem: The Last Days of the Coastal Property Boom by Tim Jones

It’s National Poetry Day! The Talk Welly crew are celebrating with this evocative piece about future, all-consuming sea level rise… Hear Tim Jones and others at Wellington City Library today!

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Talking Transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 13th August

Collected insights and reflections about recent transport-related news  – your regular food for thought.

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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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Friday poem: All That Summer, by Tim Jones

There’s a lot of great kōrero in Wellington about climate change, but what could happen if that talk doesn’t translate to action? This Friday poem is a portal into our city’s future

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Get your local on: last chance, Wellington!

All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open –  it’s even worth missing a few minutes of MAFS.

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