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Tactical urbanism is in the air at the moment. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, tactical urbanism is a design strategy that involves testing changes to spaces temporarily before permanent solutions are built. It’s a cost-effective way of trying things out without many expensive hours of design, planning and construction.…
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AT’s latest PT and Bike Numbers

It’s been a while since we’ve seen how public transport and bike numbers have been tracking but yesterday Auckland Transport finally updated them. I’ve been waiting for these as we’re now over a year since the pandemic struck and lockdown resulted in dramatic changes to how we work and travel.…
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The RLTP’s core flaw: “holding VKT steady”

Submissions are due on the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) this Sunday (2nd May). I outlined what is needed back in February: A Climate-Ready RLTP – No Litigation Required. The sooner we fix this city’s transport system so that it’s quiet, sustainable and safe so our kids get their freedom to walk, scooter and cycle, the sooner we start to reap the benefits of more socially connected communities and more healthy, active people.…
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Weekly Roundup – 09-Apr-21

Here’s our wrap-up for the last few weeks Hydrogen Bus Last week Auckland Transport unveiled New Zealand’s first hydrogen bus. The bus was unveiled by the Minister of Transport Michael Wood and Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff at Ports of Auckland – where the bus will be refuelled with green hydrogen.…
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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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Cut and cover spaghetti junction?

This is a guest post from Nick R The great irony of urban motorways is that they use up huge amounts of the very thing they are intended to access: land. All surface transport infrastructure naturally consumes land. However, while a street, busway or railway fits in a corridor 10 to 20m wide, even a small motorway corridor is at least five times as wide.…
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Are we doing enough?

Auckland has made impressive progress on improving public transport over the last 10-15 years, when you consider how low the base was we were coming from. The city also has a lot of exciting plans for the coming decade, many of which are already underway. …
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Public Transport use during Lockdown Two

We’re now two weeks into our current level 2.5 restrictions and have at least another week to go. However when it comes to transport, yesterday the government announced one change, lifting seating restrictions on public transport. On the issue of travel I can also announce today a change of physical distancing restrictions on planes and public transport.…
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Weekly Roundup – 04-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week Eastern Closed for another two weeks Yesterday Kiwirail announced that they were keeping the Eastern Line closed for another two weeks to continue replacing tracks. The Eastern Line was due to re-open on Monday after a two-week temporary closure but will now re-open on 21 September.…
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