A miracle on High Street

Over the last few days the council have shown that miracles can happen, even if they’re somewhat belated, with High St finally starting to be transformed into a more people friendly space. To tie in with Art Week, the council have implemented the first stage in a trial give more space to pedestrians.…
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Weekly Roundup 11-Oct-19

Last week’s weekly roundup seemed popular so here it is again. CRL Open Day City Rail Link are giving 10,000 people the chance to walk through the CRL tunnels they’ve built to date. Aucklanders will have the opportunity next month to walk a section of the 3.45-kilometre-long tunnels being built for the City Rail Link project.…
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Planning and transport postcard from Japan

This is a guest post from reader Malcolm M One of the first things noticeable to Western tourists visiting Japanese cities is how little traffic there is. Here is the morning peak on the main street of Ginza, Tokyo. Instead it’s crowded on the subway line beneath the street, and plenty of people walk from the subway station to their destination.…
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Weekly Roundup 4/10/19

Every week we see a heap of articles about transport. We will cover some of them but a lot we don’t. So I thought it might be a good idea to cover some of these in case you missed them. Let me know what you think as I may make this a regular post.…
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In need of champions

Yesterday it was revealed that the Council’s Design Champion, Ludo Campbell Reid has resigned. Auckland Council’s General Manager of the Auckland Design Office, Ludo Campbell-Reid, has resigned from his role and will depart on Friday, 4 October. Ludo has served Auckland for 13 years – he was appointed Auckland City Council’s first ever Design Champion in 2006 following recommendations of The Mayoral Task Force on Urban Design.…
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Oh my Göttingen

This is a guest post from reader Ella Kay. I’ve been in the small-medium, quaint city of Göttingen (smack bang in the middle of Germany) for the last six weeks. It isn’t exactly a bustling metropolis with a bunch of stimulating stuff going on, but it is exceptionally easy to navigate and pleasantly accessible which demonstrates that cities don’t need to be ‘hyped’, ‘smart’ or ‘experiencing growth’ to have a good transport system.…
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Mā te wā

As of today, I am resigning from all roles at Greater Auckland.  I am delighted, and humbled, to advise that my application for a directorship on the NZTA board has been accepted. I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and all the staff at the agency and its partners, to help deliver this important work for the whole nation.…
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