The Waterview Voluntary Tax

The Waterview tunnels were opened in July and one of the many pieces of equipment in them are a set of four speed cameras to monitor the 80km/h speed limits. Yesterday police revealed how many tickets they had issued and the amount of voluntary tax that had been collected as a result.…
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Council’s City Centre video

On Friday the council published this video highlighting the importance of Auckland’s city centre and busting a few common myths, such as that the city sucks rates out of the rest of the region. Overall the video is pretty good but I do wonder if it couldn’t have been a bit stronger to really hammer home its points.…
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Sunday reading 15 October 2017

In the last few weeks we’ve seen a lot of engagement on the topic of housing, so I thought I’d share the perspectives of a few young women doing the mahi in this space. Firstly, Women in Urbanism Aotearoa and Generation Zero’s Greer Rassmussen wrote a case for housing density in the face of climate change for the Climathon.…
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CRL bus stop changes 3.0

A reality of a project like the City Rail Link is disruption. This disruption creates challenges but it can also provide interesting opportunities too. Challenges One of the challenges has been that Albert St has long been one of Auckland’s most significant bus corridors.…
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NZTA still sabotaging the Northwest Busway

The NZTA not building a Northwest Busway alongside the upgrades to State Highway 16 is already shaping up as one of the biggest in Auckland’s long and notable history of transport mistakes. While investigations have been underway since at least 2011, NZTA have continued to ignore the pressing need for this project in their work to progress this part of the Western Ring Route.…
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NZTA Post Implementation Reviews

Every year the NZTA conduct post implementation reviews (PIR) on a small handful of projects. They perform three functions, to see how the outcomes compare what was expected before the project was built, explain any variation in those measures and identify lessons that can be learned to improve other projects.…
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Northern Corridor Approved

Yesterday the Board of Inquiry (BOI) released their draft decision to approve the Northern Corridor project. This is the project that will upgrade the last section of SH18 to a motorway and provide a motorway to motorway interchange with SH1. More importantly for us though, it includes a long awaited extension of the Northern Busway from Constellation Dr through to Albany.…
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