Council Slams AT but the Excuses Keep Coming

East St cycleway. “AT can move fast when other priorities are involved” – Councillors Last week, some correspondence about Auckland Transport’s performance was made public in the agenda of the upcoming Waitematā Local Board meeting. Councillor Coom’s Report to the Waitematā Local Board, July 2021 included an appendix titled, Correspondence with Auckland Transport regarding the delivery of “Healthy Streets” and the cycling programme The first piece of correspondence is from the Mayor to the Chair of the Board of Auckland Transport.…
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Improving the Regional Land Transport Plan

Portland’s Streetcar services cancelled due to heat damage of the cables. On Monday, the Board of Auckland Transport (AT) approved the Auckland Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), a $37 billion ten-year plan of transport investment for the city. Councillors had reluctantly endorsed the plan last Thursday, on the understanding that Council and AT would together develop a Transport Emissions Reductions Plan that heads the city in a new direction.…
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Don’t stop at the kerb: why Tactical Urbanism should pull infrastructure apart

This is a guest post by Charlotte Billing. Charlotte is a place strategist at Place Creative. Learning through doing Tactical urbanism is often perceived in terms of its outputs, wider kerbs, temporary crossings, polka-dot walkways – when in fact it’s a process, one that allows us to imagine how our neighbourhoods could be if they adapted to us.…
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An Active Minister for Active Modes

It has been encouraging to hear Minister Wood’s recent announcements about investment in sustainable transport modes, and his responses in parliament. He holds a vision for a people-friendly, low-carbon transport system. And he seems prepared to steer the enormous juggernaut of central government’s transport decision-making in the right direction to achieve it.…
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New Zealand’s Input to the UN on Safety

In February last year, the Swedish Government hosted the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, at the request of the UN General Assembly. The conference culminated in the Stockholm Declaration, which resolves to strengthen efforts to improve safety. This declaration provides critical guidance for New Zealand as we strive to transform our transport system from tragically taking the life of one person a day, on average, into a system without death or serious injury.…
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