Weekly Roundup – 28-Feb-20

Here’s the weekly roundup for this week. March Madness It’s been a very busy week on public transport, as ‘March madness’ has started kicking in. Next week promises to be even busier with the university year beginning. Auckland Transport say they’ll be adding significant capacity to cope with this demand, including a suggestion that we might see some of the newly purchased electric trains running so more trains can be longer 6-car sets: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “With the annual surge in demand for public transport as students return to university it’s critical that Auckland Transport provides extra capacity on the network.…
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Weekly Roundup – 21-Feb-20

Here’s the weekly roundup for this week. Tamaki Dr On Sunday Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff turned the first sod to kick off construction of an upgrade to Tamaki Dr. Construction has started on Tamaki Drive to upgrade walking and cycling facilities, forming a critical link in Auckland city’s network of cycleways.…
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Weekly Roundup – 7-Feb-20

It may be a shorter week than normal but there’s been a heap of news. Here’s some of the things you may have missed. PT self-promotion In a bit of self-promotion about the rise in public transport usage, Auckland Transport revealed that NX2 services will be increased and extended to the Hibiscus Coast.…
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THIS IS NOT A DRILL

The climate crisis is real. It’s not a drill. If we do nothing, Barcelona and the planet will become uninhabitable for future generations. Barcelona declared a Climate Emergency on the 15th January 2020 with an action plan and a budget of 563 million euros We are talking about a profound transition in every aspect of the city: its productive system, its people, how we work, how we move around, etc.…
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Flashback Saturday – Shedding light on Auckland’s population density

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post was first published in November 2011. Last night’s post about Eric Thompson’s silly NZ Herald article highlighted one unresolved matter – the question of “what is Auckland’s population density?” I noted that according to Wikipedia, the urban density of Auckland is around 1250 people per square kilometre whereas Demographia states a density of around 2,200.…
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Weekly Roundup – 31-Jan-20

As we reach the end of the month and with some kids back at school this week, trains, buses and cycleways have been feeling even busier than normal – and that’s only going to increase next week with more schools back and then in a few more weeks the universities starting.…
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City Centre works disruption

An article in the Herald on the weekend had MP Nikki Kaye complaining about the amount of works in the city centre. National’s Nikki Kaye yesterday instigated a crisis briefing with Auckland Transport to explain the planning logic behind the “perfect storm” of road work reducing the city centre to a standstill.…
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