Seapath engagement

The NZTA are starting public engagement today on Seapath, the walking and cycling path alongside the Northern Motorway from Esmonde Rd to the Harbour Bridge, where it will link in with Skypath – which the NZTA have also been tasked with building.…
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School Bus brouhaha

The Herald has been making a bit of a brouhaha recently about changes to school buses, with four articles in three days last week on the subject. The articles focus on changes Auckland Transport have been making to school bus services at the same time as rolling out the new bus network.…
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Safety finally on the agenda

Safety has been a hot topic this year, and for good reason, with the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads soaring. Turning the trend around has been a stated goal for both the government and Auckland. The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) committed $900 million towards safety improvements, which was expected to see a 60% drop in deaths and serious injuries from 813 in 2017 to 325 in 2027.…
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What next for improving Auckland’s buses?

Next month the final stage of implementing Auckland’s new public transport network will be completed, as the North Shore network goes live. This has been a long time coming, as the new network has been in the works since 2012. But now we have reached this milestone, it does beg the question “what next?” I think having made this big change, the key next step is to really make the most from the new network – through a combination of improvements: Bring rail into being a true part of the frequent PT network.…
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Jun-18 Ridership

June is always one of the most important months in the year for ridership as it’s the final month in the financial year. The latest results are out and here’s a breakdown. Auckland AT have published the June numbers, although they don’t have quite the same level of detail as the report that goes to the board.…
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NZTA’s new “Investment Assessment Framework” – a (small) step in the right direction

The new Government Policy Statement sets a bold and far more balanced policy direction for transport in New Zealand than we have seen for decades. Its strategic direction is based around four key objectives: As well as setting the balance of funding across different areas, the other important thing the GPS does is identify the policy priorities that NZTA must give effect to through their funding decisions.…
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Build a PT bridge and get over it

We believe the harbour crossing should be public transport and active only bridge. Here are a few key reasons why. Why another road crossing is dumb idea This is something we’ve talked about a number of times before. The most recent plan for another harbour crossing comes from 2011 and in a nutshell, the new crossing would be for traffic travelling past the city centre and the existing Harbour Bridge would become a glorified off-ramp.…
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The Unitary Plan is working

One of the often criticised goals from the original Auckland Plan, and subsequently the Unitary Plan was the council’s desire for a 70:40 split in housing development. Translated, they essentially wanted 60-70% of all growth in housing to occur within the existing urban area.…
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