Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s traffic fatalities dropped by 17.8% last year, to 213. This means their traffic authority, VicRoads, is on track for meeting its interim Vision Zero target of fewer than 200 lives lost in 2020. Each one of the lives lost is an unacceptable tragedy, but the drop from 2017 (259 lives) is part of a steady reduction in lives lost, and hopefully this will continue: (The December total was interim when the chart was made, and therefore is in red but, sadly, two more lives were lost that month.) Victoria’s drop in road deaths by 17.8% was much better than the Australian average of a 6.4% drop.…
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2019 – The year ahead

With 2019 now underway, and following my wrap up of 2018 last week, I thought it would be good to look at some of the things we can expect from the year ahead. In no particular order. City Rail Link At the end of April the builder of the tunnels and stations is expected to be announced.…
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Sep-18 Ridership

It feels like it’s taken a while but we’ve finally got the ridership results for September and they’re looking positive despite there being one less working day than September 2017. Overall, ridership was up 4.8% on September last year but once normalised for things like working days and events, it actually represents an 8% increase. …
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City Centre population and employment growth

Over the last few weeks Stats NZ have updated their annual population and employment stats and there’s a couple of interesting trends to note. Population In the year to 30-Jun, Auckland’s population is estimated to have risen by just under 40,000 to reach 1,695,900, and as we’re now in October, we’ll be over 1.7 million now.…
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ATs Student Travel Survey

While browsing the Auckland Transport website recently looking for some information, I stumbled across the results of a survey by Gravitas Research and Strategy on how students travel to and from university campuses  It consists of a report (2.6MB) and a giant 81-page presentation (3.8MB) of the results.…
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Flashback Saturday: The demographics of travel to work

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This by post Matt was originally published in March 2015. The last census was two years ago and there’s already been a lot of analysis of the results of it. In terms of transport the census asks about Journeys to Work and while it is a fairly flawed metric due to it ignoring other trip generators like journeys to education – a large component of the morning peak in particular – it still has shown some interesting results.…
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Flashback Saturday: How transport policy affects location choice

Each weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Stu was first published in September 2017. When we talk about transport, it’s natural for our minds to focus on moving people from A to B. That is, we tend to think about how to meet the demand for travel between locations, assuming that the demand for being in those locations is unaffected by the transport policies that we implement.…
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Auckland Land Values

One of the neat features of the Council’s GIS viewer is the ability to put on an overlay showing the land values per m² for the Auckland Region. Council valuations are conducted every three years and the 2017 data is now able to be viewed – see the end of the post for instructions if you want to have a look yourself but aren’t sure how to do so.…
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