The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Greg Bodnar

Part-time public transport evangelist and part-time vodka snob, with a bit of time left over to be a referee for Richter City Roller Derby.

Park(ing) for People

by Greg Bodnar August 8, 2013

Park(ing) Day is coming around again and this time there’s some official support. Wellington Sculpture Trust is calling for expressions of interest to join them on the day. The closing date is August 12th (sorry for the late posting on this), so get those idea machines cooking. There are a total of 20 locations that will be […]

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Bond Street needs us

by Greg Bodnar October 22, 2012

So I’ve been thinking about Bond Street for a while. I’ll credit Councillor Ian McKinnon for showing me what’s wrong with it. I happened to be speaking to him at a morning tea break after giving an oral presentation to a council sub-committee. He showed me a series of photos that had been given to […]

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Wellington Night Markets

by Greg Bodnar October 17, 2012

Before heading out on vacation, I started planning for a nice photo-post of the Wellington Night Markets. I was dead keen to get it photographed and written before heading home, but in my desperation, I failed to string words together. So, this time I’m skipping the words and getting on with it. Better late than […]

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Wellington Bus Review

by Greg Bodnar March 12, 2012

This has been cross-posted to Sustainable Wellington Transport. Greater Wellington Regional Council is currently consulting on the Wellington City Bus Review. This is mandated by the Regional Public Transport Plan, which requires a review of transport services at least once every five years. The current shape of the network has existed for decades and the city […]

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Public Transport Spine survey, last days

by Greg Bodnar November 17, 2011

Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council have partnered with NZTA to investigate the public transport corridor that runs through the Wellington CBD, between the railway station and the regional hospital in Newtown. The study is reasonably comprehensive: instead of looking at quick fixes, it’s asking what we should be doing in the long […]

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Parking Day update

by Greg Bodnar September 14, 2011

After getting in touch with appropriate people from Wellington City Council to discuss plans and get permission, it has become obvious that participating in Park(ing) Day is going to be difficult. Bylaws govern the use of vehicles in parking spaces within Wellington. However, I cannot find the specific bylaw implied by the officer I contacted: You […]

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Sharing spaces

by Greg Bodnar September 6, 2011

Following Auckland’s lead, Wellington has opened Lower Cuba Street as a shared space. There wasn’t much celebration or fanfare beyond an article in the Dominion Post about letting cars back in. Technically, I’m not sure if the “shared space” has been officially opened, and I’m not really in the mood for celebrating. The idea of […]

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Exquisite Corpse

by Greg Bodnar September 1, 2011

Perched upon the top of Cuba St, Thistle Hall is known for providing Wellingtonians with short bursts of visual arts. Exhibits pack in and out again at a frenetic pace, and if planning and serendipity conspire, treasures can be easily missed. Take some time this week and get up to the current exhibit. Exquisite Corpse draws its name from […]

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