Warkworth to Wellsford updated alignment

Just before Christmas the NZTA announced they were working on route protection for the Warkworth to Wellsford project with the formal consenting process likely to kick of within the next month or two. The project is the second stage of one of the previous government’s seven Roads of National Significance and the first stage, from Puhoi to Warkworth, is currently carving through hillsides and filling in gullies and is due for completion in late 2021.…
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Why is the Waitemata Harbour road crossing such a useless project?

Since our post on Wednesday about NZTA’s briefing to Minister of Transport Phil Twyford on the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing project, most media outlets have covered the report and started exploring the issue. Quite a lot of them have picked up on issues like a new harbour crossing funnelling more traffic into the city centre, or on the pros and cons of different forms of rail for the future rapid transit crossing.…
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AA Lobbying: Part Two – The Survey

Last week Auckland Transport opened consultation on a bylaw to set new speed limits. The programme over the next few years will hopefully put our speed limits in line with best international practice, and reduce the appalling level of road trauma our city has: These statistics represent failings in two ways: too many people dying, and too few people walking, cycling and possibly motorcycling – because of the unsafe and unhealthy environment.…
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Complaint causes discomfort for engineers

This is a guest post from Bevan Woodward Recently I lodged a complaint with Engineering NZ relating to the common practice of road engineers who trade-off the safety of pedestrians to avoid minor inconvenience for motorists. I believe that such practice contravenes the Engineering NZ’s Code of Ethical Conduct which requires all members to “take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of people.” The details of my complaint are here.…
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Feb-19 AT Board Meeting

Today the Auckland Transport board meet for their first formal meeting of the year. Here are some of the highlights from the papers going to the board. Closed Session The closed session is usually where most of the interesting items are discussed.…
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