Weekly Roundup – 12-Feb-21

Here’s our weekly roundup. Survey on Incidents involving small electric vehicles in Auckland Transport consultancy Abley are currently running a survey looking at incidents small electric devices such as e-scooters, e-bikes and e-scateboards. Have you had or witnessed an incident or near miss in Auckland involving an e-micromobility vehicle (e-scooter, e-bike, e-skateboard, hoverboard, or Segway)?…
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Double is Nothing

Last week the Climate Change Commission released their draft recommendations and the supporting evidence on how to meet our domestic 2030 and 2050 emissions targets. There was a lot to be positive about, such as them linking transport emissions to urban form and it was good to see them linking together that some solutions to address climate change can also go a long way to addressing some of our other urban challenges.…
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Weekly Roundup – 05-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week Climate Change at Council Yesterday at the Council’s Planning Committee, All Aboard presented on the need for action on climate change and that if they don’t, legal action might result. Stuff reports: Climate change lobbyists are warning Auckland Council it could face legal action if its decisions on reducing greenhouse gas emissions fall short of promises made.…
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Changing Queen St in the news again

Getting the cars out of Queen St and making it a more pedestrian friendly space is one of the most supported projects around. In 2018 the mayor and councillors unanimously called for it to happen as soon as possible. During the consultation for the City Centre Master Plan (CCMP), the plans for the Queen St Valley received 84% support.…
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Weekly Roundup – 29-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of things you may not have seen for the week. CRL Progress The City Rail Link team have been posting plenty of interesting updates on the progress they’ve made over the last few weeks. These include A look behind the hoardings at Britomart The tunnels platforms at the Karangahape Rd are taking shape And at Mt Eden the initial 51m of tunnel, from which the TBM will launch from, is making progress Rail Network nearly back to normal Auckland Transport have finally announced when the rail network repairs that have plagued users since August will be over, and even better, when speeds will return to normal.…
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AT comes right on Devonport

Last year Auckland Transport consulted on the future of public transport in Devonport, bringing to a head a decision about what to do about their one year, million dollar plus subsidised taxi trial (AT Local) they had kept running for two years despite not meeting targets.…
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Upgrading New North Rd and Symonds Street

In October 2018, we first learnt that Auckland Transport were planning to upgrade a range of corridors across the region to improve bus priority, safety as well s walking and cycling. Initially called Integrated Corridors Programme but later renamed Connected Communities, we saw more detail about the plans a month later when AT refreshed it’s Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP).…
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Weekly Roundup – 22-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of the smaller things you may not have seen for the week. Britomart Restored After three weeks of maintenance to fix our run down system, trains started using Britomart again and we learnt the extend of some of the works that have taken place over that shut down.…
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