Weekly Roundup – 16-Apr-21

Here’s our weekly roundup Mobile Fine Increase The government are increasing the fine for using a mobile phone while driving. The infringement fee for using a mobile phone while driving will increase from $80 to $150 from 30 April 2021 to encourage safer driving, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today.…
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Guest Post: Why bike lanes need to be designed for women

A guest post by Marita Hunt A handful of recent articles on cycling, gender and the climate demonstrate the value of centralising women when designing cycling infrastructure. In February, a paper called Pedalling Towards Equity: Exploring Women’s Cycling in a New Zealand City by Marie Russell, Cheryl Davies, Kirsty Wild and Caroline Shaw was published in the Journal of Transport Geography.…
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The Downtown Carpark – AT Created a Debacle

As Matt blogged recently, Council is considering redeveloping the Downtown Carpark. A delegation from Auckland Transport, Council and Panuku presented on the topic to the Council’s Planning Committee early this month. Auckland Transport were woefully unprepared for the meeting. This transport proposal didn’t align with the City Centre Masterplan, the Auckland Climate Plan nor Auckland Transport’s own modeshift plan, Better Travel Choices.…
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Redeveloping the Downtown Carpark

The Council’s Planning Committee meet tomorrow and perhaps the most interesting item on the agenda a paper about the sale and redevelopment of the Downtown Carpark. Concerningly, it shows Auckland Transport still fundamentally misunderstand their and the city’s transport objectives. The council agreed to put the carpark up for sale last year after COVID wreaked havoc on their budgets.…
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Weekly Roundup – 5-Mar-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week. Federal St The Council has announced that they’re finally starting to convert Federal St between Mayoral Dr and Wellesley into a shared space. A new shared space is coming to the city centre with work commencing in March to transform Federal Street between Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street into a safer space for pedestrians.…
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Weekly Roundup – 19-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. Te Wananga The Council and Auckland Transport have put out a new video on Te Wananga, the new public space being built over the water next to the ferry terminal. Construction is due to be completed by the end of April and the space open to the public in May, though planting will continue through to June and includes returning the large Pohutukawa to the area.…
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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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