The Sustainable Public Transport Framework

On Monday, the government announced they will be changing how public transport is delivered, with the launch of the Sustainable Public Transport Framework (SPTF). This follows a review of the Public Transport Model (PTOM) and will replace the PTOM. PTOM certainly wasn’t perfect, but it was a far sight better than what we had before.…
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A Pathway to a Flourishing Future

Auckland Council has released a very encouraging, 80 page document: the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP). The TERP describes what is required for Auckland to successfully reduce transport emissions in line with Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. To be clear, the TERP is a pathway, not a to-do list.…
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Inter-Regional Rail Inquiry

Last week Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee announced they are holding an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. …
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Flashback Saturday: Good Density

This post was originally published by Heidi in July 2019. (Credit for above image: Point and Miller) Promoting density is critical to avoid locking in sprawling, inefficient and climate-vulnerable modes of growth, but the kind of density matters. ‘Good density’ means functionally and socially mixed neighbourhoods with access to green spaces, comfortable, affordable, and climate-smart housing for all, and high-quality public transport networks.…
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Weekly Roundup 12-August-2022

Kia ora koutou mā, happy Friday and hope you’re doing well. Here’s some roundup goodness for you to enjoy over the weekend. The week in Greater Auckland On Tuesday, Matt revived the light rail debate, with a comprehensive list of points explaining the benefits of surface light rail, and asking if a different route would work better for the tunneled version.…
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AA Congestion Charge Survey

A few days ago the AA released their latest Auckland newsletter and in it they focus, for the third time, on congestion charging. The issue includes the result of a survey of their members on the topic and I found some of the responses quite interesting.…
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