Moving Responsibility Upwards

Photo by Caleb S on Unsplash Late last year, two incidents were reported in the media of young passengers being dropped off by Ola drivers onto the motorway network. The first incident involved two teenage boys ordered out of an Ola cab on the Auckland Harbour Bridge after the driver took the wrong lane: The passengers, boys aged 16 and 17, were said to have had to run down a motorway on-ramp to get to safety.…
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Parks and Recreation

What is Council’s vision for our “destination” precincts? Planning to improve these areas for recreation, arts and culture, tourism and education needs to be consistent with the planning for the rest of the city. How should they be developed to ensure they are in line with our social, economic and environmental goals?…
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Gathering Momentum by Gathering Data

This is a post by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan. What is required to start developing a co-ordinated passenger rail and bus network for the whole country? One important step, outlined in the Government Policy Statement, is ensuring we’re gathering the right, quality data: The NZ Transport Agency and regional authorities need to provide high quality analysis to input into a rigorous, fit-for-purpose investment analysis system.…
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The good, the adequate and the downright bad

This is a post by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan. The Hon. Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Development, is supporting airports with the Provincial Growth Fund. Has he analysed which transport mode provides the best regional development outcomes? We’ve laid out some environmental and access reasons for a national network of passenger rail, bus, shuttle and supporting active mode infrastructure.…
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Less Parking, Please

Parking is seen as a public good that should be supplied to everyone… Resistance to parking management is tied in a nostalgic way to “the good old days” and used as a form of coded language to complain about increases in population density or changes in community demographics or class structure.…
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