Breaking down the RLTP numbers

We were pretty excited back in April when we saw the outcome of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project, which will see significant development of our transport network, and especially our public transport system, over the next decade. That was backed up in May with the release of the draft Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP) which listed in more detail which projects would be funded over the coming decade.…
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Can Auckland lead the world?

Last week I took a look at how public transport ridership in Auckland might grow over the next decade, if it continues current strong growth rates and lines up with the transport modelling predictions in ATAP. On a per capita basis, this would reflect an increase from around 55 annual trips per person at the moment, to around 85.…
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Midweek Reading 20 June 2018

There were a couple of news articles that caught my attention over the weekend. Public Transport in Christchurch The Press ran a great piece on Saturday about the trade-off between driving and public transport. Commuting by bus could save Christchurch drivers about $7500 a year, but mean spending an extra two weeks in traffic.…
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Guest Post: Co-Housing Part One

This is a guest post by Biddy Livesey who is a housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus. Part One: Introduction to collective housing development: Cohousing Our cities are changing. The cost of land is increasing, the way we move around is evolving, and our lives are different to the lives our parents and grandparents led.…
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Cycling is on the rise

Every year Auckland Transport have an independent company survey Aucklanders about walking and cycling. They’ve just released the 2018 numbers and they’re fantastic. In total 1,459 took part in this year’s survey and are said to be representative of the Auckland population by age, gender and location.…
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What would you need to do to fix Albany?

So the Auckland Plan has been adopted and Albany has been confirmed as a “node“, alongside Manukau and Westgate. This begs the question of what we might need to do to Albany, for it to actually fulfil its potential? This job is not made easy by the worst street layout of any major centre in Auckland: Let’s run through the problems we are trying to fix here: We have a university campus but it’s on the complete opposite side of the centre to our rapid transit station.…
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