Weekly Roundup – 20-Mar-20

Wow what a week. Here’s our weekly roundup AT’s COVID-19 Response Auckland Transport’s response to COVID-19 has evolved over the week since the first announcement on Tuesday. On Wednesday they said that people paying cash on buses would be given a free HOP card in a bid to keep bus drivers safer by minimising physical contact between them and customers.…
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You can keep using PT (for now)

There’s only one thing dominating public discussion these days and that’s COVID-19. With concerns about the spread of the virus it’s already having an impact on if and how people travel as well as the city at large with the streets feeling much emptier than usual, especially for this time of the year.…
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Weekly Roundup – 06-Mar-20

It’s been another busy week and here are some of the key things that have captured my attention. Access for Everyone approved Yesterday the Council voted to approve the updated City Centre Masterplan which is fantastic news. Auckland’s innovative vision for its city centre – a more liveable, green and people friendly future – is here with today’s adoption of a refreshed City Centre Masterplan.…
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Weekly Roundup – 28-Feb-20

Here’s the weekly roundup for this week. March Madness It’s been a very busy week on public transport, as ‘March madness’ has started kicking in. Next week promises to be even busier with the university year beginning. Auckland Transport say they’ll be adding significant capacity to cope with this demand, including a suggestion that we might see some of the newly purchased electric trains running so more trains can be longer 6-car sets: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “With the annual surge in demand for public transport as students return to university it’s critical that Auckland Transport provides extra capacity on the network.…
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Weekly Roundup – 21-Feb-20

Here’s the weekly roundup for this week. Tamaki Dr On Sunday Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff turned the first sod to kick off construction of an upgrade to Tamaki Dr. Construction has started on Tamaki Drive to upgrade walking and cycling facilities, forming a critical link in Auckland city’s network of cycleways.…
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Milan – a Transport Revolution

This is a guest post by reader John Wood. When most Kiwis talk of Italy, Milan does not often figure as part of the conversation. However, it is a very important city and one that Auckland could learn from in terms of transport transformation. From Wikipedia: Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome: the city proper has a population of 1,395,274 the metropolitan city has a population of 3,257,535 the continuously built-up urban area has a population of about 5,270,000 (over 1,891 square kilometres, or 730 square miles) Milan is the destination of 8 million overseas visitors every year, attracted by its museums and art galleries that include some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci.…
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Weekly Roundup – 7-Feb-20

It may be a shorter week than normal but there’s been a heap of news. Here’s some of the things you may have missed. PT self-promotion In a bit of self-promotion about the rise in public transport usage, Auckland Transport revealed that NX2 services will be increased and extended to the Hibiscus Coast.…
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