Weekly Roundup – 03-July-2020

Here’s our weekly roundup of some of the things that caught my attention this week. Why does Auckland Transport hate pedestrians so much? During lockdown one of the changes Auckland Transport belatedly made was to set the pedestrian crossings on many intersections to automatic, avoiding the need to push the beg buttons.…
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The Power of Disruption

Image: CICLOVÍAS EMERGENTES Lineamientos de Implementación – Gobierno de la Ciudad de México Good leaders seek ways to change what needs to be changed. And for climate, safety and equity, there is much that needs to be changed. One powerful, democratic tool to enable change, is disruption.…
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From Ugly Car Parks to Loved Buildings

Guest post from Brendon Harre that although Christchurch focused, raises New Zealand wide questions of importance, such as, inner-city car parking policy and how to rebuild extensively damaged city centres. Christchurch’s earthquake damaged city exposes many underlying urbanism lessons. Minimising land wastage on car parking is one lesson.…
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Takapuna Town Centre Concept Design

Takapuna is one of Auckland’s most important and iconic centres and like so many places around Auckland, needs some love. The council and Panuku, its development agency, have plans to do that centered around turning the 236 at grade Anzac St carpark into a mix of development and new public space.…
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Weekly Roundup – 01-May-20

It’s Friday again so here’s another roundup of things that caught my attention this week. Skypath Feedback At the end of March, Waka Kotahi NZTA kicked off a new consultation for Skypath and in particular the focusing on the landings. This included a new design for the landing at Northcote Point that would require them to take out the remaining few houses on the eastern side of the motorway. This week they announced the first results of the feedback from that The three-week consultation ended on Sunday 19 April with 1194 submissions through the online survey or email.…
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AT steps up to deliver COVID emergency works

We’re living through some fairly extraordinary times of late but there there have been some silver linings. It’s been incredible to see families out together during this time. Normally quiet neighbourhoods are bustling with people walking and cycling. Even many normally busy arterials have until now been so quiet that families feel comfortable enough riding on them with their children.…
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