RONS Review Part 2

Part 1 of this series summarised the history and progress of the 4 RONS projects in Auckland and the Waikato, while this post will cover Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. 5. Tauranga Eastern Corridor The Tauranga Eastern Link was another of the faster moving RONS projects and is only the second RoNS to be fully completed.…
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Matakana Link Road plated in gold?

The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) and the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) represent a significant improvement over previous plans, having a much greater focus on walking and cycling projects. There are however still a lot of projects unfunded. Programmes like bus priority measures and cycling are only seeing a portion of the funding they need.…
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Improving Walking and Cycling in Henderson

Henderson is one of the key areas Panuku Development Auckland hope to unlock in the coming years. It’s a centre with a lot of potential, especially once the CRL drags it 10 minutes closer to town. As part of that, Auckland Transport are looking at what it can do to improve walking and cycling in the area, which was identified as an “early construction” area in their 10-year business case.…
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RONS Review – Part 1

The release of the new draft Government Policy Statement a month ago marked a major shift in government transport policy. Significantly it marks the end of the previous government’s ‘Roads of National Significance’ Policy. It is is therefore a good time to look back exactly what was promised in 2009, and to see how things were at 9 years later.…
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Fairer fares

Some of the opposition to the Regional Fuel Tax has come from those concerned about the ability of low income households to afford the extra costs This article by Manukau Ward Councilor Efeso Collins lays out many of those concerns. Due to low household incomes, my community doesn’t have the luxury of paying additional tax now, to benefit future generations.…
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