Weekly Roundup – 11-June-21

Featured image is from the documentary High Tide Don’t Hide (see below) Here’s our roundup for the week. Climate Change Commission On Wednesday, the Climate Change Commission published its advice to the New Zealand Government on its first three emissions budgets and direction for its emissions reduction plan 2022 – 2025.…
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New Zealand’s Input to the UN on Safety

In February last year, the Swedish Government hosted the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, at the request of the UN General Assembly. The conference culminated in the Stockholm Declaration, which resolves to strengthen efforts to improve safety. This declaration provides critical guidance for New Zealand as we strive to transform our transport system from tragically taking the life of one person a day, on average, into a system without death or serious injury.…
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The RLTP’s core flaw: “holding VKT steady”

Submissions are due on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) this Sunday (2nd May). I outlined what is needed back in February: A Climate-Ready RLTP – No Litigation Required. The sooner we fix this city’s transport system so that it’s quiet, sustainable and safe so our kids get their freedom to walk, scooter and cycle, the sooner we start to reap the benefits of more socially connected communities and more healthy, active people.…
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The Downtown Carpark – AT Created a Debacle

As Matt blogged recently, Council is considering redeveloping the Downtown Carpark. A delegation from Auckland Transport, Council and Panuku presented on the topic to the Council’s Planning Committee early this month. Auckland Transport were woefully unprepared for the meeting. This transport proposal didn’t align with the City Centre Masterplan, the Auckland Climate Plan nor Auckland Transport’s own modeshift plan, Better Travel Choices.…
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Manurewa (Area 2) Safety Improvements Project

It’s good to see progress towards a safer city, with Auckland Transport consulting on its next project in the road safety programme: The Manurewa (Area 2) Safety Improvements project. Submissions are due next Monday 8th March. At the end of this post, I also outline an alternative approach for future safety projects, which will enable Auckland Transport to achieve much more from the same budget.…
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