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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Flashback Monday: Arguing for sprawl with “strategic misrepresentations”

We normally have “flashback” posts on Saturdays, but as it’s a public holiday here’s another treat from the archives. This post by Peter Nunns was published in December 2014. A number of recent posts have taken a look at some of the “strategic misrepresentations” that people have used to argue for a sprawled-out, roads-focused Auckland.…
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Jan-18 Ridership

The ridership numbers for January are available and they’ve got a lot in common with the December results. Overall ridership was up 6.6% on January last year, although there was an extra working day this year. That growth is all coming from buses though as both rail and ferries saw the number of trips decrease.…
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Census day 2018 is here

Data from the census remains one of the most important tools for helping to define the future of our city. The results are used for a variety of ways to help guide decisions such as what, where and when both public and private investment is needed. …
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