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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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Pick Me Up

Helena Bailey’s back, and she’s wondering why no-one is taking pity on her…

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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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Electric Dreams of Wellington’s Tram History

A little story about an ol’ tram/bus stop in Miramar has us dreaming of early twentieth-century electric transport. A seamless tram ride from Seatoun to Thorndon would be a joy for today’s frazzled Wellington commuters!

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Friends of the landlords – Wellington Councillors against affordable housing

Guest poster Frank McRae on Wellington city councillors’ recent decision to can the Special Housing Areas, which had been talked up as part of the solution to our housing crisis (and talked down as undemocratic). 

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Steb in the Dark? Step into the Light!

Wellington City Council is developing a brand new suburb in Upper Stebbings Valley. Let’s shine a light on how to do it well! So it’s not yet another stab at big cookie-cutter houses in a dormitory suburb. It’s about building a community, while building homes.

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Have you seen TOD?

Guest author Guy M reckons Wellington could do with a nice strong hot TODdy. [Editor’s note: the author was not responsible for the pun in this tagline.]

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It’s gonna get intense!

  Wellington is finally starting to acknowledge how badly it needs more intense development. Isabella hopes we don’t have to suffer a Welly version of Auckland’s toxicity to achieve a good balance of density.   The Wellington City Mayor’s Housing Taskforce report is just out and it’s got some great stuff. While it misses an…

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Ocean vs locals (vs localism?)

Councils and ratepayers are grappling with coastal erosion. Coastal processes are complex, earthquakes add extra urgency, the stakes are high. TalkWellington wonder: are we expecting too much from local communities and local government? Looking out of the train along the Paekakariki Escarpment, Wellington’s tectonic and coastal origins hit you in the eye.  The Pukerua Fault…

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Go where the people go (it’s money)

Public transport hubs in Wellington generally aren’t great, but this might be about to change. Greater Wellington (and, appended, Wellington City Council) are seeking our feedback: on new bus hubs in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and upgrades to facilities in five other “bus hubs” (Newtown, Courtenay Place, Miramar, Brooklyn and Karori Tunnel).  We hear there are…

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