Will the Eastern Busway ever get built?

The Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI), or the Eastern Busway as AT now call it, has rightfully been listed as one of Auckland’s highest priority projects for around a decade. It was listed as the second most important transport project in the region in the 30-year Auckland Plan and has been one of the top items in every local and central government transport plan or policy since, including recent election promises.…
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Submit to save Takapuna’s new urban area

This is a Guest Post from Generation Zero Auckland Director Leroy BeckettThere is an urgent opportunity to quickly feedback on a new Council-lead proposal in Takapuna on the North Shore- whether to build a sustainable new example of “ urban density done well’ OR (as some angry locals want) retain a wasteland of a car park.…
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General Election Debate on Transport – Campaign for Better Transport

The Campaign for Better Transport is holding an election debate with all the major parties this month in Auckland. The CBT is led by Cameron Pitches and over the years has led campaigns and advocated for many transport issues including:Airport Rail Reopen Onehunga Rail Rail Electrification Integrated ticketing Hamilton – Auckland Rail City Rail Link Operation Lifesaver – An Alternative to Puhoi-Warkworth Northwestern Busway North Shore Rail A more economic alternative to the East West LinkThe Campaign for Better Transport will be hosting a public meeting for political parties to present their transport policies, with a particular focus on Auckland’s needs.…
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Waterviewgate

As the delays to opening the Waterview Connection drag on, more and more people are beginning to question the project. There are quite a few rumours floating about as to the cause of the delays, some of which we’ve heard from people working on the project.…
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Rethinking Traffic Offences – Drink Driving

I recently bought a copy of Roger Brooking’s Flying Blind – How the justice system perpetuates crime and the Corrections Department fails to correct, I have found it so far to be a very insightful read, there was a section on Driving under the Influence, what I read was astonishing and decided to post about it due to the many deaths/injuries/near misses that happen on NZ Streets as a result of people under the influence.…
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Sunday reading 11 December 2016

Welcome back to Sunday reading – the second-to-last edition of the year! Two weeks hence I will be tramping rather than reading and writing things on the internet. To start things off, here’s a great video on the history of land ownership that nicely illustrates the contentious history of any given place.…
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Smaller Consultations – December

Recently I noticed that AT often do smaller online consultations all the time, as far as I know these are not shared widely. As a result I have decided to do a post every now and again on all the small consultations that are happening giving people the opportunity to share their thoughts with AT from Crossings to Bus Lanes to Parking.…
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Small Steps – Better Bus Lanes

We often talk about the big projects, networks, as well as game changing best practice regulations. For a while I have wanted to create a small campaign about the small things, low hanging fruit where for cheaply i.e. not for hundreds of millions of dollars, we can achieve with a “Small Step” a “Great Leap” for the people the project and area it effects.…
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Santa Parade Groundhog

It’s groundhog time once again. Every year at around this time, we post a near identical post because every year Auckland Transport makes the same boneheaded decision. This all relates to what should be a cheerful occasion, the Santa Parade. You can see the previous posts below:2013 2014 2015First, here’s what AT have to say.…
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