Mode-shifting services and deliveries

Service and deliveries logistics often gets raised as a problem when discussing plans to make urban areas safer for walking and cycling. We want to reduce the presence of vehicles in community centres and neighbourhoods, but how can we provide for services and deliveries that come by truck, van and car?…
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Eastern Busway Stage 2 Design Consultation

The Eastern Busway is one of the biggest and most important transport projects in Tamaki Makaurau right now. The first stage of the Eastern Busway between Panmure and Pakuranga is nearly complete and due to open next month. Now Auckland Transport have launched consultation for their draft design for the remaining 5km stretch between Pakuranga and Botany, and there are some major changes to the compared to designs that have been presented in the past.…
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What’s wrong with this picture

For a number of years now, Auckland Transport have been rolling out cameras to help enforce bus lanes in an automated and consistent manner. That enforcement is a critical task to ensure that they stay free of cars so that buses can run faster and more reliably – thereby making buses more attractive to use.…
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ATs Parking Strategy Review Strategic Direction

Managing parking is one of the most important tools councils have in addressing many of our urban transport issues. The presence of easy, free or too cheap parking encourages people to drive which can contribute to increased congestion and emissions. Meanwhile on-street parking also takes up valuable space that can better be used to provide safer or faster alternatives such as bike or bus lanes – or as the pandemic has highlighted the need for, more public space or areas that hospitality businesses can use to spread out.…
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Weekly Roundup 05-November-2021

It’s been two weeks since our last weekly roundup as we thought it was important to cover the release of the light rail information last week. Here’s our roundup of interesting thoughts, newsy items and good reads for the week. In case you missed it – the last two weeks in Greater Auckland Here’s some of the posts you may have missed since the last roundup.…
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Liveable Arterials

Imagine we stop driving cars so much. Imagine having traffic levels like those in Level 4 Lockdown, when only essential journeys were taken by car – as a normal traffic environment. Put on ice for a moment any doubts about whether we could or should do this… and let me paint a picture of our streets if we managed to do so.…
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October-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet again and here are the highlights from their board reports. You can also watch the open session of the meeting live between 9am to 10:10am via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Agenda Below are the most interesting items from the closed agenda.…
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