New East-West images

A newsletter from the NZTA yesterday highlighted some new graphics of what the East-West Link will look like. The consent hearings for the project are currently in full swing. The first, and most shocking drawing, is of the East-West Link as it crosses over Anns Creek, Gt South Rd then along Sylvia Park Rd towards SH1.…
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June-2017 Ridership

Auckland Transport have now published the ridership figures for June. The month is one of the most important in the year as it represents the end of the financial year and so the results are what become the official results for the year.…
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Te Ara Tomo – The Underline

Auckland’s hills help to define our city, sometimes they’re a blessing, sometimes they can be a bit of curse but occasionally they also present a unique opportunity. Nick, who regularly comments and sometimes posts here, has been part of a group working recently to unlock one of those opportunities, the Albert Park tunnels and their plan is now public following their presentation to the City Centre Advisory Board.…
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Further thoughts on the CRL accessibility issue

Following on from my post the other day about The Spinoff’s interview with the City Rail Link team and some of their concerning comments, I thought I’d take a look at a few issues from a slightly different angle. In particular I thought I’d look at the issue of the Mercury Lane entrance and the access from there to Karangahape Rd, where most people will be going.…
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More questions raised over CRL future-proofing

On Saturday, The Spinoff published a fantastic and concerning piece by Simon Wilson on the City Rail Link. It comes following an interview with the CRL project director Chris Meale, whose answers to a few questions ought to have the new board of City Rail Link Limited, along with their stakeholders in Council and the Government asking some serious questions.…
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Sunday reading 16 July 2017

Welcome back to Sunday reading. The best thing I’ve read this week was a post on Reddit’s Los Angeles sub-forum that outlined how parking requirements make Los Angeles too expensive. Read the whole thing – it’s a fantastic exposition of the invisible costs of seemingly innocuous rules: EVERYTHING built in LA is defined by parking, whether we like it or not.…
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