Flashback Saturday – Is less congestion actually a good thing?

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Matt was originally published in July 2014. It almost goes without saying that congestion is a terrible thing, so bad that it justifies the spending of massive amounts of public money as well as the impact on our cities from widening and building new transport infrastructure to rid ourselves – or at least reduce the level of – this terrible thing that is congestion.…
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Reinventing transport podcast – Greater Auckland

Over the holiday season we’re doing fewer and shorter posts. Matt and Patrick were recently interviewed by Paul Barter for his “Reinventing Transport” podcast. The episode can be played below, or wherever you normally find your podcasts. A description of the episode is below: I recently interviewed Patrick Reynolds and Matt Lowrie who are two of the bloggers on the Greater Auckland blog in New Zealand’s largest city. …
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Flashback Wednesday – Auckland’s population to continue to grow strongly

Over the holiday break we’ll dig into the archives a bit. This post by Matt was originally published in February 2015. Late last week Statistics NZ released their latest regional population projections from 2013 through to 2043. It once again highlights just how much growth is expected to occur in Auckland with them projecting roughly an extra 500,000 to 900,000 people in the region within 30 years – that’s a 36-63% increase on what we have today.…
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Flashback Saturday: Amsterdam is “bad ass”

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Stu was first published in September 2015. Greetings from Amsterdam. As some of you may know, I’ve recently moved here from Brisbane to begin a PhD in Economics. Fun times. In this post I want to briefly touch on some reasons why Amsterdam is such a “bad ass” city and possibly glean some information that may be relevant to Auckland.…
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