Time to end our safer speeds experiment?

It’s important to give credit where it’s due. Auckland Transport’s Safer Speeds team deserves credit for a life-saving intervention that’s been flying under the radar, even as news headlines highlight the ongoing avoidable and heartbreaking harm to people just trying to get where they’re going.…
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Clean Car Scheme now live, now include e-bikes

The start of this month brought with it the full implementation of the governments Clean Car Scheme which sees rebates given for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, funded by fees for high emitting vehicles. The rebate part of the scheme was introduced in July last year and the government celebrated last week by announcing that already 12,000 rebates had been approved.…
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New North Rd Consultation Closes Tomorrow

It seems it’s consultation season at Auckland Transport with quite a few significant consultations currently or recently underway. We typically see this happen at around November each year, but it seems last year’s season might have been delayed by COVID. One of those important consultations is the New North Rd Upgrade.…
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March-22 AT Board Meeting

The Auckland Transport Board meet again tomorrow and here are the highlights from their board reports. You can also watch the open session of the meeting live between 10:10am to 10:30am via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Session Below are the most interesting items from the closed agenda.…
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ATs Parking Strategy Refresh nears Consultation

Late last year we heard about the Auckland Transport’s review of their Parking Strategy. At that time, they were seeking approval from the Council’s Planning Committee on the strategic direction of the strategy. On Thursday they are seeking the approval of the Planning Committee and the AT board to put the strategy out for public consultation.…
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The IEAs 10-Point Plan for less oil

Responding to high fuel prices, in part a result of Russia’s murderous invasion of Ukraine, is a hot topic all around the world right now. In response, the International Energy Agency (IEA) are calling on countries to cut oil usage within four months, noting that measures such as just cutting fuel taxes “do not address the broader strains affecting the market“.…
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AT’s Coronial Rebuke

Earlier this week Stuff highlighted a coroner’s report that is damning of Auckland Transport’s slack response in fixing an intersection that caused the death of a man. Four years on from an elderly man being run down in his wheelchair, Auckland Transport is yet to make any changes to the crossing a coroner labelled as the primary factor in the crash.…
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Government Drops PT Fares and Fuel Tax

Yesterday, in response to the surging price of petrol the government announced it was immediately cutting fuel excise taxes by 25c per litre as well as discounts for public transport. The Government will cut 25 cents a litre off fuel for three months as part of a cost of living package aimed at giving Kiwi families immediate relief through the current global energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.…
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