Riding the Northern New Network

This is a guest post from reader and friend of the blog, Shan L, He has also written about his new network experiences for the South, West, East and Central when those networks rolled out. The go-live of the New Network for the North Shore happened on Sunday last month – the final major chunk of new network to go live since the south changed over almost two years ago.…
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Transport Growth Networks – South

Just over a month ago we highlighted the consultation for the transport corridors supporting the major greenfield development areas in Warkworth and around Dairy Flat. It built on work done by Auckland Transport a few years ago and was the first public part of a process that will see major transport corridors designated well in advance of any development.…
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Constellation Station falls over

Yesterday was the first true test of the new bus network for the North Shore. Things seemed to go fairly smoothly in the morning peak, but in the afternoon peak a huge bus bottleneck at Constellation Station created all sorts of chaos: https://twitter.com/TimMothLayt/status/1046634803179610113 Constellation Bus Station at 5.30ish today pic.twitter.com/Hrf9A8PeNX — Gysbert Holl (@berty_boy_nz) October 1, 2018 It’s not a major surprise that Constellation Station has turned into a major bottleneck.…
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Next steps for the new network

Yesterday Auckland Transport rolled out the new bus network on the North Shore, the final major implementation of their New Network project which began (publicly at least) back in 2012. It has seen the bus network for the entire region redesigned based around principles of frequency, connectivity and simplicity.…
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Jul & Aug-18 Ridership

Auckland Transport have published the ridership data for July and August and they both look positive. Here is a quick breakdown of the two months. July The numbers for July look impressive, particularly with non-busway buses which saw double digit growth, although some of this will be the result of there being one extra business day compared to July-17.…
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More automated bus lane enforcement

We’ve seen from AT’s board reports in recent months that they’re starting to use CCTV for a wide array of purposes. This includes analysis such as counting pedestrians, vehicles in bike lanes / blocking intersections / stopped on level crossings / red light running and to measure speeds.…
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Encouraging new users, and why I’ll be glad when the Outer Link has gone

This is a guest post from reader Heidi O’Callahan New Users One of my passions in transport is helping the younger generation venture forth independently into their city. Sometimes the ways we (and AT) can help them are obvious – smiling so they feel comfortable to ask questions, making sure there’s really good wayfinding information and safe crossing infrastructure, having a logical, intuitive network, training the drivers to treat young people as customers who are at least as important as others.…
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