Supporting Sprawl in the Northwest and Warkworth

The Council are in the middle of making (government forced) changes to the Unitary Plan which will enable a lot more housing in existing urban areas. At the same time, Supporting Growth – the combined work of Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi and various consultants, are charging ahead with plans to spend billions to support growth subsidise urban sprawl.…
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Congestion Pricing Green Light?

On Monday the government will release their Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) following the release of their emissions budgets a few days ago. A draft ERP was released and consulted on last year and the final version: “will set out exactly how the Government plans to deliver on the first emissions budget.…
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More on Maioro

One of the big challenges for Auckland Transport (and other transport agencies) is how to get more out of our existing road networks, because large scale road widening is both politically challenging and any time you need to move kerbs and services it becomes horrendously expensive.…
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Time to end our safer speeds experiment?

It’s important to give credit where it’s due. Auckland Transport’s Safer Speeds team deserves credit for a life-saving intervention that’s been flying under the radar, even as news headlines highlight the ongoing avoidable and heartbreaking harm to people just trying to get where they’re going.…
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Clean Car Scheme now live, now include e-bikes

The start of this month brought with it the full implementation of the governments Clean Car Scheme which sees rebates given for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, funded by fees for high emitting vehicles. The rebate part of the scheme was introduced in July last year and the government celebrated last week by announcing that already 12,000 rebates had been approved.…
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New North Rd Consultation Closes Tomorrow

It seems it’s consultation season at Auckland Transport with quite a few significant consultations currently or recently underway. We typically see this happen at around November each year, but it seems last year’s season might have been delayed by COVID. One of those important consultations is the New North Rd Upgrade.…
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March-22 AT Board Meeting

The Auckland Transport Board meet again tomorrow and here are the highlights from their board reports. You can also watch the open session of the meeting live between 10:10am to 10:30am via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Session Below are the most interesting items from the closed agenda.…
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ATs Parking Strategy Refresh nears Consultation

Late last year we heard about the Auckland Transport’s review of their Parking Strategy. At that time, they were seeking approval from the Council’s Planning Committee on the strategic direction of the strategy. On Thursday they are seeking the approval of the Planning Committee and the AT board to put the strategy out for public consultation.…
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