DeafScape

This is a guest post by Camilla Payne. Camilla is an Urban Planning student at the University of Auckland. In my life, I walk with my feet split between two worlds. One hearing world and one deaf. Sometimes I identify myself as deaf.…
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The rise of the urban light truck: what to do about it?

This is a Guest Post by Dr. Kirsty Wild, a Senior Research Fellow in the field of Population Health at the University of Auckland. The problem barely requires articulation: just at a time when we are adopting Vision Zero in our cities and trying to carve out space for slower, safer transport modes, that space is being filled up by light trucks – double cab utes and SUVs.…
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Establishing a Carbon Neutral Government Programme

Featured image: ÖBB Nightjet, image from Lucas via Wikipedia (Creative Commons) This is a guest post by Paul Callister. In March 2021 the government released the cabinet paper Leading the way: Establishing a Carbon Neutral Government Programme. The paper states that the government “must show leadership to reduce its own emissions, in order to demonstrate what is possible to other sectors in the New Zealand economy.”…
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The Challenges of Working in the Road Corridor

This is a guest post by Jack Thompson. Jack is an engineer who has worked on civil construction sites in Canterbury, Waikato and Auckland. He writes in a personal capacity. Why are the roadworks taking so long? A previous guest post on Greater Auckland did an excellent job of breaking down why Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) is the way it is and the effort that goes into planning it.…
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A shuttle for the Onehunga Branch Line?

This post was first published by Nicolas Reid on his Linked In page. The Onehunga branch was Auckland’s first railway line, running from the port of Onehunga on the Manukau harbour to the port of Auckland on the Waitemata. Despite being primarily a freight link for steamers coming up the west coast and the Waikato river, it had a long history of carrying people until the last passenger service ran in 1973.…
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Pop-Up Radwege (Cycleways)

This is a guest post written by Ella Kay. It doesn’t take too long to notice to notice the ‘Pop-up Radwege’ peppered around covid-era Berlin. The rationale is straightforward enough and based squarely on the pandemic narrative – provide enough space for people to travel to where they need to go while minimising the risk of infection.…
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