ATAP 2.0 – first details look great

Auckland’s next decade of transport is looking fantastic with latest version of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project just released by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff. We’ll have some more complete analysis but here are some of the highlights: It’s a fully funded, $28 billion package over the coming decade.…
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Covering the news, Motorways and Safety

There were a couple of news items yesterday that kept popping up that I want to discuss Four lanes to Whangarei Last year during the election campaign, National’s transport policy could probably best be summed up by this: Despite being empty promises, it’s a policy that’s proving to be like a forest fire that’s stubborn to put out, with hot spots unexpectedly flaring back up again from time to time.…
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Flashback Saturday: Will the proposed Waitemata Harbour Crossing be good for drivers?

This post was first published by Patrick in January 2016. There are many reasons to be concerned about the plan to add more road lanes across Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour: from the extreme cost of building such big tunnels and interchanges [$5-$6 billion and four times as much as just building rail tunnels], to the undesirable flooding of city streets and North Shore local roads with even more cars, to the increase in air pollution and carbon emission this will create, the loss of valuable city land to expanded on and off ramps and parking structures, to the impact on the harbour of exhaust stacks and a supersized motorway on the Shore, to the pressure this will put on the rest of the motorway system particularly through the narrow throat of Spaghetti Junction.…
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Constructive conversations about change

Over the next few years Auckland’s streets will see unprecedented change. This may be in the form of expanding our safe cycling network to provide healthy, safe and sustainable travel options. It may be in the form of bus lanes to improve the reliability of our bus network and encourage more people to use public transport.…
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The Change Agency

Auckland Transport is not (just) a transport agency, it is a change agency. Auckland Transport (AT) is the lead agency of change to our public realm in Auckland. AT has to front increasing amounts of change in both small and large ways, to our streets, to our daily experiences, and is therefore is the main focus for anyone, reasonable or otherwise, who has a view on these changes.…
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