Healthy Streets Alliance calls for submissions on safer speeds proposal

This is a guest post from Healthy Streets Alliance spokesperson Ellie Craft This week we launched the Healthy Streets Alliance. The alliance is made up of citizens’ advocacy groups and non-profit charities, including NZ School Speeds, Brake the road safety charity, Doctors for Active Sustainable Transport, Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa (NZ), Greater Auckland, Generation Zero, Urban Auckland, Incorporated Society for Alternative Housing Developments, Bike Auckland, Cycling Action Network, Grey Lynn 2030, Living Streets Aotearoa, Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, Urban Design Forum, Sky Path, the Auckland City Centre Residents Group, and Transition Towns Point Chevalier.…
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Freeze the fares

This is a guest post from Leroy Beckett, Auckland Director for Generation Zero Earlier this year, Auckland Transport announced that they would increase public transport fares to comply with NZTA’s farebox recovery policy, which requires 50% of operational costs to be covered by fares.…
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Scoot, Scoot Me

This is a guest post from Steph Robinson a full time mum, part time worker in Auckland City Centre fringe. I love my car but there must be a better way… Goodbye long, long, long school holidays. I’m not bitter about our school having what seems to be an extra week off over other schools.…
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Trolls under the bridge

This is a guest post from Nicholas Lee In October 2018, NZTA closed the pedestrian bridge connecting the shore of Onehunga with the Mangere Bridge. At nearly hundred years old the bridge has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe and has been due for rebuilding or repair since its closure for motor traffic when the first SH20 bridge over it was opened in the 1980s.…
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Complaint causes discomfort for engineers

This is a guest post from Bevan Woodward Recently I lodged a complaint with Engineering NZ relating to the common practice of road engineers who trade-off the safety of pedestrians to avoid minor inconvenience for motorists. I believe that such practice contravenes the Engineering NZ’s Code of Ethical Conduct which requires all members to “take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of people.” The details of my complaint are here.…
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Malaysian Regional Rapid Rail

This is a Guest Post by Nick R. The Malaysian rail network is remarkably similar to New Zealand’s. So similar in fact they actually run some old New Zealand Rail carriages on a tourist train the length of the country. Much like New Zealand, Malaysian rail was developed by the British in the colonial era using the cheap and cheerful approach to linking the main population, industrial centres and ports together.…
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