Manurewa (Area 2) Safety Improvements Project

It’s good to see progress towards a safer city, with Auckland Transport consulting on its next project in the road safety programme: The Manurewa (Area 2) Safety Improvements project. Submissions are due next Monday 8th March. At the end of this post, I also outline an alternative approach for future safety projects, which will enable Auckland Transport to achieve much more from the same budget.…
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Weekly Roundup 26-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. City Centre Bus Changes Consultation A reminder that Auckland Transport’s consultation for new bus lanes on Wellesley St closes today so get your submission in. You can read our thoughts about it here. New North Rd and Symonds St Consultation Another consultation reminder, the consultation on upgrading New North Rd and Symonds St closes on Wednesday 3 March.…
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Feb-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow is the first Auckland Transport board meeting for the year and so I’ve had a look through the reports to see what stands out. Closed Session The closed session is often where the most interesting items are discussed. Though while there are plenty of items on the agenda, most of them don’t look all that exciting.…
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Cut and cover spaghetti junction?

This is a guest post from Nick R The great irony of urban motorways is that they use up huge amounts of the very thing they are intended to access: land. All surface transport infrastructure naturally consumes land. However, while a street, busway or railway fits in a corridor 10 to 20m wide, even a small motorway corridor is at least five times as wide.…
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Weekly Roundup – 05-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week Climate Change at Council Yesterday at the Council’s Planning Committee, All Aboard presented on the need for action on climate change and that if they don’t, legal action might result. Stuff reports: Climate change lobbyists are warning Auckland Council it could face legal action if its decisions on reducing greenhouse gas emissions fall short of promises made.…
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Getting Sign Off

The journey that Auckland is on, of renewal and regeneration, will continue well into the future. We’ve got a lot to do, with transport, power and three waters infrastructure in need of upgrades, a housing shortage, safety crisis and climate emergency to resolve.…
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Changing Queen St in the news again

Getting the cars out of Queen St and making it a more pedestrian friendly space is one of the most supported projects around. In 2018 the mayor and councillors unanimously called for it to happen as soon as possible. During the consultation for the City Centre Master Plan (CCMP), the plans for the Queen St Valley received 84% support.…
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Weekly Roundup – 29-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of things you may not have seen for the week. CRL Progress The City Rail Link team have been posting plenty of interesting updates on the progress they’ve made over the last few weeks. These include A look behind the hoardings at Britomart The tunnels platforms at the Karangahape Rd are taking shape And at Mt Eden the initial 51m of tunnel, from which the TBM will launch from, is making progress Rail Network nearly back to normal Auckland Transport have finally announced when the rail network repairs that have plagued users since August will be over, and even better, when speeds will return to normal.…
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Upgrading New North Rd and Symonds Street

In October 2018, we first learnt that Auckland Transport were planning to upgrade a range of corridors across the region to improve bus priority, safety as well s walking and cycling. Initially called Integrated Corridors Programme but later renamed Connected Communities, we saw more detail about the plans a month later when AT refreshed it’s Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP).…
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