Weekly Roundup – 29-May-2020

Here’s our weekly roundup. Off-peak fares We’ve long suggested that Auckland Transport should introduce discounted off-peak fares and now they’re doing just that, for June at least. Auckland Transport is discounting fares on buses and trains to encourage more people to travel during the day and at night.…
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The next ATAP

Probably the most influential transport ‘project’ in Auckland over the last decade, maybe more hasn’t put a single shovel in the ground, and never will. That project is the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP). ATAP has essentially become the agreement between the government and Auckland Council as to how the transport system will be developed and funded over a 30-year period, but with a focus primarily on the coming decade.…
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Improving our central isthmus corridors

One of the most important projects Auckland Transport has on its books right now is Connected Communities, formerly known as the Integrated Corridor Priority Programme. This is something we’ve talked about before but here’s a recap of what the Regional Public Transport Plan says about it: Auckland has constrained arterial corridors and there will be trade-offs to be made around competing uses including general traffic lanes, cycle lanes, parking and median strips.…
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Weekly Roundup – 22-May-2020

It’s the first Friday of level 2 and we’re allowed back in pubs and bars again. But before you head out for a drink with friends, here’s out weekly roundup. CRL Closure of Mt Eden Station and Porters Ave City Rail Link have announced new dates for the closure of the Mt Eden Station and Porters Ave level crossing for vehicles.…
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Takapuna Town Centre Concept Design

Takapuna is one of Auckland’s most important and iconic centres and like so many places around Auckland, needs some love. The council and Panuku, its development agency, have plans to do that centered around turning the 236 at grade Anzac St carpark into a mix of development and new public space.…
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COVID transport impacts

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a massive impact on our transport networks and the lastest data shows just how significant that has been. Although in most cases the raw numbers themselves don’t tell the full picture. Roads Waka Kotahi have been publishing weekly data on traffic volumes.…
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The 1point5 project

Safe, healthy, decarbonised and accessible to all How much do New Zealand’s carbon emissions need to drop? How quickly? And what’s the best way? These are the questions being tackled by the 1point5 project. We’ve mentioned this project twice in Weekly Roundup posts: its founder, Paul Winton, ran a webinar last week, hosted by the Association of Consulting and Engineering, and was interviewed by Vincent Heeringa for a podcast a few weeks ago, on This Climate Business. Paul Winton has a PhD in engineering, is a former McKinsey consultant and is founder of Temple Capital Investment Specialists.…
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