Penlink – two lanes or four?

There has been surprisingly little criticism of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project so far. One of the the only ones has been about the plan to build Penlink as a two lane road instead of four lanes. For example, the CEO of the National Road Carriers, David Atkin said: Mr Aitken said the projects need to be future proofed now.…
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Sunday reading 29 April 2018

Welcome back to Sunday Reading. These posts are now irregular, but hopefully still interesting. I’ll start off here with a bit of disappointing news from California where State Representative Scott Wiener’s housing bill was killed. Benjamin Schneider, “YIMBYs Defeated as California’s Transit Density Bill Stalls“, CityLab.…
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ATAP 2.0 – wrapup

Words like transformational and step-change get thrown around far too often when talking about transport announcements. But I think yesterday’s release of the updated Auckland Transport Alignment Project is one announcement that certainly qualifies. At $28 billion over the next decade, the plan the biggest we’ve seen and for the first time it’s fully funded too – although there are a couple of caveats on that¹.…
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ATAP 2.0 – first details look great

Auckland’s next decade of transport is looking fantastic with latest version of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project just released by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff. We’ll have some more complete analysis but here are some of the highlights: It’s a fully funded, $28 billion package over the coming decade.…
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