Is the Lake Rd upgrade over?

In a time of emergency budgets cutting spending, Auckland Transport looks like it could have $47 million more to spend on projects around the region after the Devonport Local Board rejected ATs plans to upgrade Lake Rd. Radio NZ reports: Auckland Transport’s $47 million plan to upgrade the only road in and out of Devonport could be dead in the water.…
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National’s ‘blast from the past’ approach to rapid transit

While in general I was somewhat critical of the National Party’s recent transport announcements, their commitment to completing Auckland’s rapid transit network was a huge positive and something that I could not have imagined a few years ago. The second project I am announcing today as part of National’s Delivering Infrastructure Plan is Auckland Rapid Transit.…
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Auckland’s Climate Plan

Yesterday wrote about the new National Policy Statement on Urban Development, one of two important events last week that mean the council is going to drastically rework its Unitary Plan. Today I’ll cover the second one, the council’s unanimous adoption of Auckland’s Climate Plan (ACP) – although this requires more than just a change to our planning rules.…
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Supercharging Urban Development

Two important events last week mean the council is going to need to drastically rework its Unitary Plan. I’ll cover both in separate posts starting with the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. Council’s across the country have long talked about wanting to stop or slow our cities from sprawling over the countryside.…
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Weekly Roundup – 24-July 2020

Here’s the roundup for the week. Good Auckland Transport Auckland Transport are consulting on a series of short sections of new T2 lanes on the North Shore in order to speed up buses. Three North Shore areas are set for faster and more reliable bus journeys as Auckland Transport (AT) seeks public feedback on proposed improvements.…
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Integrated ferries

Auckland will reach another important milestone on Sunday with Auckland Transport finally adding ferries to the integrated fares system. You’ve been able to pay for your ferry trip with HOP since the system launched in late 2012 but the mode was excluded from integrated fares when they launched in 2016.…
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