Auckland Transport to actually build cycleways

The NZ Herald reports: In a surprise announcement, Auckland Transport has revealed that they will “actually build some cycleways” in the next 12 months, ending their current policy of “doing everything they can to avoid building cycleways”. AT Chief Executive Shane Ellison announced the new policy, after facing much pressure over the past couple of weeks following the release of ATAP 2021, which is projected to spend $31 billion and increase, rather than decrease, emissions.…
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Flashback Saturday: Improving the Northern Busway

On the weekend we dig into the archives. This post was first published in June 2009. By all accounts Auckland’s Northern Busway has been a huge success since it opened in February last year. The graph below shows quite clearly how its patronage has continued to rise in recent months: with March 2009 being up significantly on March 2008 (even though the full busway was open by March 2008).…
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Flashback Sunday: NZTA confirm Harbour Crossing road project is a waste of money

Most weekends we dig into the archives. This post by Matt was originally published in March 2019. It’s been some time since we last heard anything official about the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing project but that all changed a few days ago with the NZTA updating the project page for it along with publishing two briefings on it to the Minister of Transport last year.…
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