Positive signs from the Traffinz Conference

This is a guest post from Waitemata Local Board Chair Pippa Coom. She attended the annual TRAFINZ conference last week. TRAFINZ represents local authority views on road safety and traffic management in New Zealand.  Change is coming to NZ – we just have to be brave World renowned road safety strategist Dr Matts- Åke Belin has found himself in New Zealand at the worst of times and the best of times for sharing the proven success of “Vision Zero” (the approach to road safety summarised as no loss of life on the roads is acceptable).…
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Vision Zero: A conversation with Women in Urbanism

Dr Matts-Åke Belin from Vision Zero has kindly offered to speak to Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, before his presentation at Auckland Conversations next Wednesday. Matts-Åke, along with a panel of Auckland urbanists, will be discussing Vision Zero principles and goals, and how they can deliver more inclusive and diverse public spaces, places and mobility that meets the needs of all Aucklanders.…
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Western Victoria Quarter Part 2: Cook Street and Motorway Severance

This is a Guest Post by David R, and the second of a series about the need to improve the Western Victoria Quarter. Part 1 can be found here. Victoria Quarter suffers for the Southern Motorway, and this alignment exists to serve the ego of Mayor John Allum: This lack of foresight and common sense was compounded by Auckland city fathers led by former Mayor Sir John Allum, chairman of the bridge authority.…
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City Boulevard, ’t Goylaan, Utrecht

Hey everyone, I’ve seen the future of transportation in cities and it has nothing to do with driverless cars, connected vehicles or other unproven technology. Instead, it consists of streets that are great places to live, cycle, and walk. The transportation future we want looks like Utrecht.…
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Northern Corridor Approved

Yesterday the Board of Inquiry (BOI) released their draft decision to approve the Northern Corridor project. This is the project that will upgrade the last section of SH18 to a motorway and provide a motorway to motorway interchange with SH1. More importantly for us though, it includes a long awaited extension of the Northern Busway from Constellation Dr through to Albany.…
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Event: How to Fast-Track a Bike Network

Interested in making Auckland better for bikes and looking for something to do after work tomorrow? Bike Auckland has just the event for you.It sounds almost too good to be true: a Canadian city the size of Auckland is creating a full-scale downtown network of protected cycleways, virtually overnight – and all in one go!…
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