Recently NZTA updated the Transport for Future Urban Growth (TFUG) videos to show the projects proposed, have a watch. Some things that I found interesting
- Again so much road widening you have to ask is it all really necessary?
- Penlink looks very sidelined. It looks as if NZTA/AT are more concentrated on providing infrastructure to the areas zoned for high greenfield growth of which Whangaparaoa isn’t compared to Orewa & the large zoning on the other side of SH1.
- Confirming which level crossings in the South they want to remove, and which they want to grade separately. Manuroa road closure could be unpopular due to the heavy vehicle movements that would be diverted.
- While TFUG does propose extending the rapid transit system into these new areas, the videos seem to spend a lot of time talking about them in comparison to the copious amounts of new or wider roading that’s planned
Overall I think some major changes will have to occur I don’t think it will be affordable & it seems as if they are trying to do everything rather than deliver a feasible network of value.