Warkworth to Wellsford Consent

On Friday there were two important and quite contrasting announcements from the NZTA, one really good and one not so much. For this post I’ll be covering the “not so good” announcement and tomorrow we’ll cover the “really good” one. As the post title alludes to, on Friday the NZTA announced they’ve started the process consent the Warkworth to Wellsford boondoggle.…
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What happened to the Cycleway?

The sad news yesterday of a cyclist being hit and critically injured on Cook St in central Auckland has once again rammed home the level of inaction and delay we experience from Auckland Transport. To be clear, we don’t know the cause of the crash, or if AT’s plans would have prevented it.…
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Mar-20 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet once again, only this time presumably via video chat. Here are some of the highlights from the board papers published in advance. Like everyone else, AT have gone into lockdown and that means projects currently under construction have had to shut down.…
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Feb-19 Ridership

With the country rapidly moving towards lockdown, thinking about how many people used public transport last month doesn’t seem like a high priority, but then nor does a lot of other things. Over the last decade we’ve seen public transport use in Auckland grow like never before, rising by over 44 million trips to nearly 104 million and 60% of that was in just the last five years.…
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Weekly Roundup – 20-Mar-20

Wow what a week. Here’s our weekly roundup AT’s COVID-19 Response Auckland Transport’s response to COVID-19 has evolved over the week since the first announcement on Tuesday. On Wednesday they said that people paying cash on buses would be given a free HOP card in a bid to keep bus drivers safer by minimising physical contact between them and customers.…
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