August-22 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow, Thursday 25 August, the Auckland Transport Board meets again. Here are the highlights from their¬†board reports. You can watch the open session of the meeting live between 9am and 10am via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Agenda Despite the last board meeting being two months ago, there aren’t a lot of items that stand out in the closed session this meeting.…
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Getting [some] cars out of [part of] Queen Street – Part 2

In early July we wrote about the current plan for getting [some] cars out of [part of] Queen St in the new ‘Essential Vehicle Area’ established as part of the Wai Horotiu Queen St Transformation. Put simply, buses, people on bikes and mobility scooters (and presumably lime scooters), emergency vehicles, and essential goods delivery vehicles are all allowed to pass through the EVA.…
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AA Congestion Charge Survey

A few days ago the AA released their latest Auckland newsletter and in it they focus, for the third time, on congestion charging. The issue includes the result of a survey of their members on the topic and I found some of the responses quite interesting.…
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Flashback Saturday: Road Building Brouhaha

This post by Matt was originally published in July 2019. It reads particularly interestingly when you consider six months later the government announced the NZ Upgrade Programme. 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).…
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How To Fix Cars

Header image by Mehdi Azizi Yesterday on Twitter, Dutch planner/ engineer (and friend of Greater Auckland) Lennart Nout asked an intriguing question about cars… OK so you're the head of the organisation that regulates cars. Which rules do you impose?1. Maximum weight of 2.000 kg for EVs.2.…
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Federal St Stage 2 Complete

Auckland’s newest shared space was officially opened this week and it looks great. The shared space is the 100m+ southern section of Federal St between Mayoral Dr and Wellesley St. The upgrade was first consulted on in late 2017, highlighting just how long even small sections like this take.…
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Supporting Sprawl in the North

A few months ago we saw the latest round of consultations for the transport networks in the planned huge new greenfield growth areas in the Northwest and Warkworth by the Supporting Growth team. These new sprawl areas, along with others planned in the South and around Dairy Flat, are eventually planned to be home to hundreds of thousands of new residents.…
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Flashback Saturday: Road to Zero – the new road safety strategy

This post by Matt was originally published in July 2019 Last week Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter released for consultation a draft of a new road safety strategy for New Zealand – known as “Road to Zero”. The Minister’s foreword to the strategy outlines the “case for change” in a pretty compelling way: Across New Zealand, more than one person is killed every day and seven others are seriously injured in road crashes.…
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