Aucklanders are driving less

New data from the NZTA shows that Aucklanders are driving less and that’s before we see the impacts the regional fuel tax has had. Every year the NZTA publish information on how many kilometres vehicles travel (VKT) and break that down by a number of ways including where that travel happened, such as which region and whether on local roads or state highways.…
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Are ramp signals fundamentally flawed?

Ramp signals – those traffic lights on motorway on-ramps that are designed to limit the number of vehicles that enter the motorway and thereby help keep traffic flowing, have long been a controversial transport initiative. They were first introduced on Auckland’s motorway system between 2006 and 2009, and are now present on nearly all busy on-ramps.…
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The Huapai Gyratory

In Auckland Transport’s letter to the NZTA about the disarray the latter is in, one of the projects mentioned is one I haven’t been paying much attention to, Huapai Road Improvements. As a reminder, ATs letter stated: Huapai Road Upgrade; this project was included as a priority project in the RLTP at a cost of circa $36 million.…
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Healthy Streets Alliance calls for submissions on safer speeds proposal

This is a guest post from Healthy Streets Alliance spokesperson Ellie Craft This week we launched the Healthy Streets Alliance. The alliance is made up of citizens’ advocacy groups and non-profit charities, including NZ School Speeds, Brake the road safety charity, Doctors for Active Sustainable Transport, Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa (NZ), Greater Auckland, Generation Zero, Urban Auckland, Incorporated Society for Alternative Housing Developments, Bike Auckland, Cycling Action Network, Grey Lynn 2030, Living Streets Aotearoa, Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, Urban Design Forum, Sky Path, the Auckland City Centre Residents Group, and Transition Towns Point Chevalier.…
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It’s time to submit on speed limits

One of the most important tasks Auckland Transport have is to improve road safety. This is even more so because we’re in the middle of a road safety crisis where between 2014 and 2017, the number of deaths on Auckland roads increased by a staggering 78% to 64, a bigger increase than seen elsewhere in the country (which is has also been increasing).…
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Mar-19 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet again and here are the most interesting bits from their board papers. Closed Session There doesn’t seem lot of interesting items on the closed agenda this meeting with most of the items relating to more clerical issues such as a procurement policy or budget template.The only thing of note is the New Bus Network Design for Waiheke Island.…
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