New Life for Light Rail

This is a guest post by Connor Sharp of Surface Light Rail  Light rail in Auckland: A way forward sooner than you think With the coup de grâce of Auckland Light Rail (ALR) earlier this year, and the shift of the government’s priorities to roads, roads, and more roads, it would be safe to assume light rail in Auckland is dead and buried for the next decade.…
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Book Review: Paved Paradise

This is a guest post from George Weeks reviewing the book Paved Paradise by Henry Grabar (Penguin, 2023) To the uninitiated, a book on car parking sounds like the dullest, greyest topic in the entire world. Trust me: It isn’t. This is a serious page-turner, with forays into architecture, psychology, economics, city management and organised crime.…
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The Bicycle as Climate Hope

This is a guest post from Robert McLachlan a Cycling Action Network board member and a professor at Massey University. It originally appeared here. What role can cycling play in Aotearoa’s climate action? This question tends to prompt two extreme responses that are so far apart as to seem contradictory.…
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Weekly Roundup 16-June-2023

It’s Friday again so here’s our latest roundup of stories that caught our eye this week. The Week in Greater Auckland On Monday Heidi returned with a guest post about the Auckland Transport Board dropping the ball on TERP. On Wednesday we ran a post from Darren Davis looking at a history of Perth’s rail network.…
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