Lighting the Bridge

It was announced on the weekend that the Harbour Bridge is to be permanently lit up with coloured lighting An impression of what the bridge lighting could look like The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon have permanent coloured lighting which – in a world first – will be powered by solar energy and battery, and can be transformed into special event lighting displays.…
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Sunday reading 28 May 2017

Hi and welcome back to Sunday Reading. Here’s a bunch of links I’ve compiled over the week. Please add your links in the comment section below. The headline image is from the Medieval Fantasy City Generator, by watabou. Here is an important discussion about how women experience and use the city differently than men.…
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April-2017 Ridership

Auckland Transport’s board meeting – where we usually get the monthly ridership results from – is not till late June but they’ve published the April results. We’ve become used to seeing impressive ridership growth on Auckland’s PT network as the numbers for each month come in significantly higher than the same month the year before.…
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T2/3 or Bus Lane – How AT decides

Recently a lot of discussions have been occurring on how AT decides whether to place a Transit Lane vs a Bus Lane, I decided the investigate and this is what I found. According to the AT Code of Practice on the matter, the following flowchart is used Special Lane Flowchart So for a route to qualify for a Bus Lane it has toBe either a Frequent Transit Network route or have 15bph.…
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What the 2017 budget could deliver for transport

Tomorrow Steven Joyce delivers his first budget as Finance Minister. Here are a few thoughts from a transport perspective on what we know will be in it, what might be in it and what we hope will be in it. Photo: RNZ What we know will be in the budget As part of statements made in the lead up to the budget, Joyce has made a number of comments about upcoming spending, including that the budget will set out up to $11 billion of new capital spend which is on top of normal spending from the likes of the National Land Transport Fund.…
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City Centre Targeted Rate Budget

Recently I have gone through the latest Agenda of the City Centre Advisory Board and found some very interesting items. I will endeavour to post updates from Agenda’s in the future if anything new pops up as I think many of you will be interested, as it contains updates on the upgrades that are funded by the City Centre Targeted Rate, including projects from the City Centre Masterplan.…
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