Sunday reading 23 April 2017

Welcome back to Sunday reading. I apologise for the continued hiatus in general blogging – unfortunately it’s likely to continue through at least part of May. (Deadlines and exams…) One of the fundamental questions of the 21st century economy is why the demand for agglomeration and physical presence has strengthened even as telecommunications have become cheaper.…
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March Madness 2017 Ridership

The public transport results for March are always the most anticipated of the year because we’re eager to see just how much March Madness lived up to its reputation. In past years we’ve anticipated big numbers because we’d seen the regular complaints about extremely busy services.…
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What’s happening with the transport funding gap?

When the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) was completed in September last year, a lot of the initial focus was on how to best fill the $4 billion funding gap the project identified over the next decade. This “gap” arose from being the difference between the $23.7 billion programme of investments across the whole transport network (new projects, PT service costs, asset maintenance, renewals etc.) that ATAP identified in its “indicative package” and the $19.8 billion that ATAP estimated was likely to be available for transport in current plans.…
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Save a Park, Save a City

This post is on behalf of Leroy from Generation Zero. This campaign is supported by Greater Auckland and Bike Auckland.Linear Park is an incredible idea. It’s a park/walkway/cycleway running from Victoria Park to Albert Park. It would open up a grey, underused part of the city to people, and connect our CBD’s green spaces.…
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Light-rail is light in name only

Ever since it was announced light-rail was being considered to rail to the airport there has been a ton of debate about the merits of it compared to extending our existing rail system. This has only increased in the last week since we launched the Congestion Free Network 2 (CFN).…
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