Mt Eden bus improvements to go ahead

Earlier this year Auckland Transport consulted on what should have been a relatively straight forward change to improve buses along Mt Eden Rd. It involved adding some new bus lanes, extending the hours of operation of them, amending some parking on streets surrounding the town centre, and lengthening the bus stops in the middle of the village.…
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RONS Review Part 2

Part 1 of this series summarised the history and progress of the 4 RONS projects in Auckland and the Waikato, while this post will cover Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. 5. Tauranga Eastern Corridor The Tauranga Eastern Link was another of the faster moving RONS projects and is only the second RoNS to be fully completed.…
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Matakana Link Road plated in gold?

The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) and the draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) represent a significant improvement over previous plans, having a much greater focus on walking and cycling projects. There are however still a lot of projects unfunded. Programmes like bus priority measures and cycling are only seeing a portion of the funding they need.…
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RONS Review – Part 1

The release of the new draft Government Policy Statement a month ago marked a major shift in government transport policy. Significantly it marks the end of the previous government’s ‘Roads of National Significance’ Policy. It is is therefore a good time to look back exactly what was promised in 2009, and to see how things were at 9 years later.…
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Onewa Road

With the Northcote byelection happening in the next few weeks, it was inevitable that attention would focus on Onewa Road on Auckland’s North Shore. Thanks to geography, the western North Shore has a terribly disconnected street network and when combined with the reliance on the State Highway 1 corridor, it results in a huge number of trips funneled into this one road.…
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