A Greater Gt North Rd

Great North Rd between Grey Lynn and Karangahape Rd is one of Auckland’s most important urban corridors. It’s a corridor ideally suited to redevelopment with zoning that allows for it, and a lot has already happened, it has good public transport links with almost all buses to the city from the West and Northwest travelling along it, and it has a good grade for cycling.…
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Weekly Roundup – 19-Mar-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. Constellation Dr Win A few weeks ago we ran a post about how we need to enforce and extend bus and transit lanes. It included an email a reader had sent Auckland Transport CEO Shane Ellison about how bus unreliability on Constellation Dr in the afternoon peak was making it harder for her to justify using public transport.…
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Speeding Buses

The Herald yesterday reported on some shocking figures on bus speeding and red light running. Nearly $700,000 worth of fines have been handed out to speeding bus drivers in the past five years, including one who was clocked going 61km/h over the limit.…
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The PT Slump

COVID is still impacting our daily lives and one area it’s doing so more than others when it comes to public transport usage. Since the pandemic started, Auckland Transport have been publishing daily public transport usage which has helped give a fascinating insight into the impact it has had on our PT network – I’ve yet to find any other agency internationally going to this level of detail publicly.…
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Weekly Roundup 26-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. City Centre Bus Changes Consultation A reminder that Auckland Transport’s consultation for new bus lanes on Wellesley St closes today so get your submission in. You can read our thoughts about it here. New North Rd and Symonds St Consultation Another consultation reminder, the consultation on upgrading New North Rd and Symonds St closes on Wednesday 3 March.…
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Enforce and extend the bus/transit lanes

Two of the most important requirements to making public transport attractive to use is to make it reliable and for it to be somewhat time competitive with driving. Buses will always be a key part of the public transport picture and so to achieve those requirements it’s critical that buses have priority on our streets.…
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Feb-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow is the first Auckland Transport board meeting for the year and so I’ve had a look through the reports to see what stands out. Closed Session The closed session is often where the most interesting items are discussed. Though while there are plenty of items on the agenda, most of them don’t look all that exciting.…
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Wellesley St bus lanes proposal

A key milestone in the construction of the City Rail Link will occur in mid-2021 when the Wellesley St / Albert St intersection is reopened again, having been closed since March 2020. A few days later the Victoria St / Albert St intersection will be closed to enable construction and is expected to remain closed until mid-2023.…
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HOP SHOP FLOP

Auckland Transport have some work before them to make buying HOP cards and topping them up easier. It’s often a long way to a HOP card vendor or top up location, and you generally need to know where they are in advance because wayfinding is minimal.…
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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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