Rethinking AMETI/Eastern Busway

With the election of a new Government, we can have a little rethink of several proposed projects. One of these projects is AMETI, also now known as the Eastern Busway. This is a project that has been underway since before Auckland Transport existed and all political parties have supported yet seems to make little progress.…
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Port Performance

The issue around ports has been a hot topic of late. Recently I stumbled across some data about our ports which I found interesting so thought I would share. The data contains history of imports and exports from each port (sea and air) by both weight and dollar value.…
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Positive signs from the Traffinz Conference

This is a guest post from Waitemata Local Board Chair Pippa Coom. She attended the annual TRAFINZ conference last week. TRAFINZ represents local authority views on road safety and traffic management in New Zealand.  Change is coming to NZ – we just have to be brave World renowned road safety strategist Dr Matts- Åke Belin has found himself in New Zealand at the worst of times and the best of times for sharing the proven success of “Vision Zero” (the approach to road safety summarised as no loss of life on the roads is acceptable).…
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America’s Cup base location shortlist

We’re excited about Auckland hosting the next America’s Cup. In part this is due to the opportunity it provides to further enhance our city. That’s because there’s nothing quite like the unmovable deadline of a prestigious event to give politicians and officials the impetus needed to push along improvements to the city. …
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