Weekly Roundup 06-May-2022

Kia ora – May is upon us but it feels like March, which is a little worrying but it’s lovely weather for getting out and about in the city… The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post examined the changes proposed by AT to improve bus priority on Maioro Street – and a reminder, if you want to submit on the design, submissions are open until the 20th of May.…
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Weekly Roundup 29-April-2022

Tēnā koutou katoa. We’re all feeling thoroughly used to these short weeks – hope you’ve enjoyed some rest and quality time over Easter and Anzac weekend. Back to normal a tērā wiki! The week in Greater Auckland On Tuesday, Heidi wrote about the Eastern Busway, and proposed a strategy for achieving it without a whole lot of expensive and disruptive property acquisition.…
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Weekly roundup 22-April-2022

Kia ora! Another short week, but there’s still lots happening in our weekly roundup… The week in Greater Auckland Tuesday’s post looked at pros and cons of through-routing buses in the city centre. In Wednesday’s post, Matt explored Auckland Council’s proposed changes to the Unitary Plan in response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.…
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Weekly roundup 14-April-2022

Weekly roundup’s coming to you a day early this week, so we can all have Easter Friday off to focus our energy entirely on chocolate and hot cross buns. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post, suggesting that ebikes get added to the clean car rebate scheme, got a few of you hopeful due to a slightly deceptive title (sorry!)…
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Weekly Roundup 25-March-2022

Kia ora! Hope everyone survived the deluge that we started the week with. That, and lots more to think about in our roundup this week. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post was a guest post from the Mayor’s office explaining how the Climate Action Targeted Rate will be used to improve buses, walking and cycling.…
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Weekly Roundup 18-March-2022

Another week, and just like that we’re halfway through March! Welcome to our weekly roundup. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post covered the recent meeting of Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change committee, and the councillor’s responses to the tragic death of Levi James, on his bike in Royal Oak.…
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Genuine Streets for People

Last Thursday’s meeting of Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change committee included an update on the Regional Streets for People programme. Councillors endorsed the programme, but not without a heartfelt discussion that brought home the costs of delaying what one councillor called “genuine streets for people” – in the context of the tragic death of a teenager, riding his bike to see his Nan.…
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A case of creeping scope creep…

By popular request, here’s our recent Twitter thread in blog form. Not our usual style, but something that will remain topical as long as agencies and ministries leap to large-scale conclusions instead of starting at the beginning with quick, smart solutions… Citizen: I need a 3-bedroom home, as we’re about to have a second child, and the current 2-room flat is too small.…
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