The Feedback Loop

It’s a busy time of year for engaged citizens, with consultation after consultation urging us to grab a minute to “have your say” and “make your voice count” before a given deadline. It’s an invitation, not a compulsion, although some of us find it hard to tell the difference. …
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Weekly Roundup – 26-Mar-21

Here’s our roundup for the week Road Pricing Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee has launched an inquiry into congestion charging in Auckland following the recent release of the latest work on the topic. The Transport and Infrastructure Committee is calling for public submissions on its inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.…
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What’s wrong with ATAP

Politicians love the fanfare of announcing big projects and so were likely somewhat taken aback at the lack of enthusiasm from the announcement on Friday of a record $31.4 billion, decade long package of transport funding for Auckland. The package is the latest iteration of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) and just three years ago we were celebrating the previous version as a huge step forward for transport planning in Auckland.…
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We need better Trucks

Nationally, heavy vehicles make up just 4% of the total vehicle fleet and 7% of the kilometres travelled. But around 20% of road deaths come from crashes involving trucks – which is not to say they’re responsible for all those crashes but it’s clear we need to improve the safety of trucks.…
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ATAP cannot be a 2018 plan for a 2021 world

The Auckland Council’s Planning Committee agenda for Thursday highlights councillors received a confidential update to the ‘Auckland Transport Alignment Project’ (ATAP), as well as the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) about a month ago. These are incredibly important documents, shaping where around $30 billion of transport investment in Auckland will be directed over the next decade.…
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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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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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