Flashback Saturday: Local roads getting screwed over

This post originally appeared in May 2012. NZTA is funded from petrol tax and road user charges, which obviously comes from cars, trucks, vans and buses using fuel (or travelling kilometres) along our roading network. The theory is that this creates a relatively ‘user pays’ situation, with money raised from road users being spent on projects that benefit road users (including public transport, walking and cycling, which obviously reduce the number of cars that would otherwise be on the road).…
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Flashback Saturday: Visualising the Impact of the CRL

This post originally appeared in May 2012. Yesterday I posed the question of which piece of transport infrastructure carried the most people during the morning peak. The answer is that at the moment they both carry about the same number of people, the difference of course is that the Britomart tunnel has the ability in the future to carry many many more people in the same amount of space as I intend to show you shortly.…
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Flashback Saturday: “‘The Cross’ Future Pattern for Auckland Rail?”

Every Saturday we dig into the archives to highlight a post from around 5 years ago. Today’s post looks back at plans for the development of Auckland’s rail network prior to light-rail coming along. One key thing to note in reading this post is that it illustrates that building Heavy Rail to the North Shore and the Airport requires a new, underground, rail tunnel that runs east-west across the city centre – a “CRL 2” in a sense.…
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Save a Park, Save a City

This post is on behalf of Leroy from Generation Zero. This campaign is supported by Greater Auckland and Bike Auckland.Linear Park is an incredible idea. It’s a park/walkway/cycleway running from Victoria Park to Albert Park. It would open up a grey, underused part of the city to people, and connect our CBD’s green spaces.…
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