Cycling is on the rise

Every year Auckland Transport have an independent company survey Aucklanders about walking and cycling. They’ve just released the 2018 numbers and they’re fantastic. In total 1,459 took part in this year’s survey and are said to be representative of the Auckland population by age, gender and location.…
40 Comments

What would you need to do to fix Albany?

So the Auckland Plan has been adopted and Albany has been confirmed as a “node“, alongside Manukau and Westgate. This begs the question of what we might need to do to Albany, for it to actually fulfil its potential? This job is not made easy by the worst street layout of any major centre in Auckland: Let’s run through the problems we are trying to fix here: We have a university campus but it’s on the complete opposite side of the centre to our rapid transit station.…
87 Comments

Auckland’s expensive PT fares

Auckland’s high public transport fares have been highlighted again with the Herald reporting: Auckland has the third most expensive public transport in the world, according to a report by Deutsche Bank. In Auckland you will need to shell out US$122.90, or NZ$174.74 for a monthly ticket to get around the city by bus, train and ferry, says the 2017 report.…
64 Comments

Will driverless cars make our streets much safer?

One of the great promises of driverless cars is a huge reduction in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. This is because these vehicles will be able to stick to the road rules and react much faster than people can, avoiding the human error that is generally the cause of crashes and their resulting injuries or fatalities: Superhuman driving skills Once a computer model is created, then it’s loaded into the car’s brain and hooked up to the rest of the car’s sensors to create real-world model of the car’s environment.…
74 Comments