June AT Board Meeting

Today the AT board meet again and here are the highlights from their board reports. You can also watch the open session of the meeting live between 9am and 10:15am via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Agenda Below are the most interesting items from the closed agenda.…
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The real barriers to road safety

There are some glimmers of light coming from Auckland Transport, even on the extremely frustrating topic of delivering the cycleway network the city needs (one of their most hobbled programmes in recent years). One of the more hopeful signs is a project announced last year to quickly add physical protection to 60km of existing painted cycleways across the region.…
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Abolish Zoning?

Much is made about how our cities manage the growth of the housing stock by engaging in the process of “urban planning”, that this is performed by “urban planners”, and that the colourful maps which are the outcome of this process done by these people are “plans”.…
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Weekly Roundup 23-June-22

Kia ora koutou. Weekly roundup’s coming a day early this week because tomorrow is our very first Matariki public holiday. Cover image by Mark Russell, via Twitter. The week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt wrote about the future of the Onehunga line, which will no longer go all the way to Britomart after this weekend.…
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Penlink To Start

Waka Kotahi recently announced the construction partners for building Ō Mahurangi Penlink, a massive new $830 million, 7 km road through farmland and coastal environment to the Whangaparāoa Peninsula. This comes after the government gave their final approval to the project at the start of the month.…
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The Onehunga Line Change

This Friday represents the first time we celebrate Matariki with a public holiday but it’s also represents the last time that trains on the Onehunga Line will go all the way to Britomart. Services are being cut back to Newmarket due to City Rail Link works but as I’ll explain later in the post, I suspect services are unlikely to be extended back again.…
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Ain’t no party like a car-truck party

This is a guest post by Regan from Island Bay Healthy Streets. The post is republished with permission. A group of six Wellington businesses who are taking Wellington City Council to court over plans for a temporary cycleway from Newtown to the CBD have won an injunction to stop the work until the judicial review can be heard in September.…
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