A Pedestrian-Friendly Auckland City Centre is coming

Yesterday the council unanimously voted to adopt the plans update the City Centre Master Plan and help make the city better for residents, workers and visitors. The biggest change is what has been called Access for Everyone (A4E). This will see Queen St, which has 13 times more pedestrians than cars, and some adjoining streets become pedestrian, bike and public transport only.…
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Vision Zero Spin from Auckland Transport

This is a guest post from reader Heidi O’Callahan Since the Road Safety Review was released earlier this year, Auckland Transport have been clear that their new approach will use the Swedish safety system called Vision Zero. For example: We want to move towards a more “forgiving” road network, where a mistake made by a driver or road user does not lead to devastating consequences.…
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Auckland’s City Centre Plans

Auckland’s city centre has been growing strongly with more and more people living, working or studying there. On top of that, over the last 10-15 years we’ve seen a significant shift with more people now arriving in the city centre each morning by public transport than by car.…
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Te Atatu South Road Safety improvements

Improving road safety is now a large part of Auckland Transport’s plans with $700 million to be invested over the next decade in a bid to reduce deaths and serious injuries on Auckland’s roads. AT’s safety programme includes improvements to rural roads, town centres, such as Glen Eden, the City Centre as well as area wide improvements in residential areas.…
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Transport Growth Networks – South

Just over a month ago we highlighted the consultation for the transport corridors supporting the major greenfield development areas in Warkworth and around Dairy Flat. It built on work done by Auckland Transport a few years ago and was the first public part of a process that will see major transport corridors designated well in advance of any development.…
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A 30km/h City Centre

Queen St has had a 30km/h speed limit for over a decade and the rest of the city centre is set to join it. Auckland Transport is planning to introduce a speed limit of 30km/h in the city centre to make the streets safer for growing numbers of pedestrians, cyclists and residents.…
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Freyberg Place to become a pedestrian mall

Some good news yesterday with Auckland Transport announcing that Freyberg Square will be changed to a pedestrian mall following their consultation a few months ago. It’s a simple but important change that will see the retractable bollards defaulted to being raised and to only lowered be lowered for emergencies or for a special exception.…
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