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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Lifting Vision Zero from footnote to top of mind

Once upon a time in November 2021, Auckland Transport asked for feedback on a proposal to add parking time-limits at some corner shops on Grenada Avenue in Forrest Hill. At the bottom of the project page was a familiar bit of language about Vision Zero: This is a common footer on AT’s webpages and emails; a steady drumbeat reminding us that safety is literally the bottom line for all operations.…
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Debunking Leafy Suburban Myths

This is a guest post by Francis McRae. It was originally published on his Substack. The recently announced bipartisan housing enabling bill will free up planning rules to allow three storey development across almost all of the existing residential areas of New Zealand’s five biggest cities. …
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Students Reinventing Northcote

This is a guest post by Sam Duncan, an Urban Development student at Queensland University of Technology. Sam grew up in Auckland. Recently, the results of the C40 Students Reinventing Cities competition were released. In the competition, student-led teams each selected one site out of a collection from 18 cities across the globe.…
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September-21 Board Meeting

Today the Auckland Transport board meet again and here are the highlights from their board reports. You can also watch the open session of the meeting live between 9am to 9:55am if you want via this Microsoft Teams link. Closed Agenda Below are the items from the closed agenda that caught my attention the most.…
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Puhinui Reopens

On Saturday the new $69 million Puhinui Station was opened by Transport Minister Michael Wood and Mayor Phil Goff. The official opening was followed by a public open day which saw a large number of people turning up to take a look at the station.…
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