Bridge Crash Chaos

Every day something goes wrong on our transport system somewhere. On our roads crashes and breakdowns are a daily occurrence while our rail network is not immune to faults and other issues creating delays. The impacts of these are often fairly localised but occasionally, if the incident occurs in just the wrong place and/or at the wrong time, it can become something much more serious.…
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The Sleek Queen Transit Mall

This is a guest post from reader Graeme Gunthorp Why the Queen Street Transit Mall will make driving more efficient Intersections are known as “conflict points” for good reason – people, vehicles, bikes going every which way, crossing paths and slowing each other down.…
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Safety-washing?

First there was green-washing, where organisations will spin initiatives or market products as being more environmentally friendly than they are. In the transport space that morphed into PT-washing, where even the tiniest amount of improvement to public transport as part of a mega roading project became promoted as one of the main benefits of the project.…
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Get on with Queen St

There was an interesting opinion piece on Stuff yesterday from travel journalist Brook Sabin talking about the Queen St and labelling it a disgrace. The country’s most well-known street should be a celebration of our identity. Imagine if it were lined with trees, artwork, sculptures, pedestrians, and some of our best Kiwi retailers.…
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Road Lobby Reckons

The AA are today releasing their annual report on Auckland congestion, claiming its “Time for the truth about Auckland’s congestion problem“. The main point of the report seems to be about worrying about congestion getting worse in the future but first, a couple of numbers.…
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Road Building Brouhaha

Over the last week there’s been a flurry of discussion in the media about the country’s transport priorities following the publication of a letter by the government’s Business Advisory Council (BAC). There are a number of areas the BAC have concerns about with infrastructure but the key point of contention can be easily summed up by the headline Business Council’s blunt message to Government: We need more roads.…
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