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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The Great Upskilling

Auckland will face some new transport challenges during Alert Levels 2 and 3. The space required for physical distancing when walking and cycling will conflict with higher traffic volumes when more people start driving. Cities overseas have shown how to respond to these sorts of conditions, including Bogota way back in mid March.…
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Weekly Roundup – 17-Apr-20

Here’s the weekly roundup and this one more than most feels like it has a bit of a theme to it. Road Deaths update If there are any silver linings to come out of the lockdown it’s that with fewer people travelling there’s been much less death and destruction on our roads.…
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Weekly Roundup – 09-Apr-20

It may be a short week and in the middle of a nationwide lockdown but there’s still plenty to talk about. Here’s a roundup of a few things that caught my attention recently. Real time train capacity As I’ve talked about before, it’s been impressive the number of changes and improvements Auckland Transport have been able to make in just a few weeks.…
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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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