East-West Link roundup

Submissions for the East-West Link closed recently but that hasn’t stopped it being in the news. Here are couple of things we’ve seen popping up recently. Submission Analysis Yesterday it was revealed that there were 685 submissions on the project. Below is a break down of those numbers with massive numbers opposing the project but of course that is no indication as to whether it will get consent or not.…
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SH16 to be Double Stacked

The NZTA made two announcements this week related to the Waterview ConnectionWe want to avoid a repeat of the Kapiti Expressway, which has seen commute times double so, following on from recent questions raised about the Waterview tunnels and the impact they would have on congestion, we decided to re-examine our traffic modelling.…
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Council saves Linear Park from AT’s clutches

We’ve talked a number of times over the last six months or so about our concerns for the future of the city centre and how many of the council’s plans are seemingly being ignored by Auckland Transport. This is most evident in the discussion surrounding one of the flagship ideas from the Council’s publicly consulted City Centre Master Plan (CCMP), the Victoria St Linear Park.…
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Level Crossing Removal Feasibility

A few times every year we’re unfortunately reminded of the lack of action there has been on removing rail level crossings across Auckland. Removing these crossings have numerous benefits such as increased safety, reduced delays for drivers and allowing for signalling improvements which will trains to run faster.…
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Waterview reckoning

On Friday afternoon, Newstalk ZB reported, and followed up by the Herald yesterday that the Waterview Tunnels will have lights to control traffic both accessing the tunnels and on the connection out of the tunnels onto SH16 eastbound.Auckland’s new Waterview Tunnel will speed up travel times, but motorists will have to wait in queues at traffic lights to enter it.…
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Bring on the pedestrian crossing

Takapuna Beach is one of Auckland’s many fantastic assets yet the beach has long be separated from the town centre by The Strand, effectively a back street with only a purpose to provide access to parking. Yet the people on foot using the main access from the town centre, down from Hustmere Green, have long been cut off from the beach by the below signs.…
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AMETI finally moving forward

One of the items I had on my list to write about this year was to ask what was happening with the AMETI busway. That’s because since at least as far back as September 2015, the notice of requirement for the Panmure to Pakuranga section has been listed in AT’s board reports as being due to be lodged within the next three months.…
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