Light Rail Trade-offs

The release of the latest Auckland Transport Alignment Project two weeks ago included this comment about light rail. “This ATAP will see our rapid transit network grow considerably. I’m looking forward to updating Aucklanders on the next steps for light rail next month,” Michael Wood said.…
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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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Where to next for Skypath?

Yesterday the Herald’s Simon Wilson reported that Skypath was in trouble. The plan to build a cycling and walking path over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, popularly known as Skypath, has run into “significant and complex engineering issues”. The Herald understands the current design will be scrapped.…
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Weekly Roundup – 12-Mar-20

Here’s our roundup for the week. Making Driving Worse The Spinoff’s Hayden Donnell has written a fantastic piece on why we need to make driving in Auckland worse. I’d highly recommend giving it a read if you haven’t already. If we make driving impractical for the people who don’t really need to use a car, those who really do need one might finally have space to get around.…
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The PT Slump

COVID is still impacting our daily lives and one area it’s doing so more than others when it comes to public transport usage. Since the pandemic started, Auckland Transport have been publishing daily public transport usage which has helped give a fascinating insight into the impact it has had on our PT network – I’ve yet to find any other agency internationally going to this level of detail publicly.…
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Weekly Roundup – 5-Mar-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week. Federal St The Council has announced that they’re finally starting to convert Federal St between Mayoral Dr and Wellesley into a shared space. A new shared space is coming to the city centre with work commencing in March to transform Federal Street between Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street into a safer space for pedestrians.…
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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 – 19-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. Te Wananga The Council and Auckland Transport have put out a new video on Te Wananga, the new public space being built over the water next to the ferry terminal. Construction is due to be completed by the end of April and the space open to the public in May, though planting will continue through to June and includes returning the large Pohutukawa to the area.…
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Weekly Roundup – 12-Feb-21

Here’s our weekly roundup. Survey on Incidents involving small electric vehicles in Auckland Transport consultancy Abley are currently running a survey looking at incidents small electric devices such as e-scooters, e-bikes and e-scateboards. Have you had or witnessed an incident or near miss in Auckland involving an e-micromobility vehicle (e-scooter, e-bike, e-skateboard, hoverboard, or Segway)?…
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