Low traffic life, the Amsterdam way

We hear a lot about the great cycling conditions in Amsterdam, for obvious reasons. When I spent a few months there in 2019, I found myself looking at the urban form around that bike lanes and found that the streets and buildings play their part in creating the city’s famous bike-friendly conditions.…
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Pop-Up Radwege (Cycleways)

This is a guest post written by Ella Kay. It doesn’t take too long to notice to notice the ‘Pop-up Radwege’ peppered around covid-era Berlin. The rationale is straightforward enough and based squarely on the pandemic narrative – provide enough space for people to travel to where they need to go while minimising the risk of infection.…
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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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