Seapath engagement

The NZTA are starting public engagement today on Seapath, the walking and cycling path alongside the Northern Motorway from Esmonde Rd to the Harbour Bridge, where it will link in with Skypath – which the NZTA have also been tasked with building.…
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July-18 AT Board Meeting

Today is the latest Auckland Transport board meeting. As usual, I’ve been through the papers. Closed Session Agenda There are quite a few items on the closed session agenda this month and all are up for approval/decision. The most interesting ones are: AT Board Policies Contract Variation Agreement for the Provision of Manned Services Ferry PTOM Procurement Update Future Ferry Strategy Deed of Lease of KR Land at Takanini Park and Ride Lease of Units at Devonport Wharf AMETI EB1 Revised Forecast Procurement of ETCS equipment Review and Approval of AT Board Subcommittee Charters Open Session Board Report There’s quite a few interesting items in this report and I skipped some of it due to how long the post was already getting.…
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K Rd enhancements pop-up hub today

Karangahape Rd is one of Auckland’s most important, historic and iconic streets. It’s a street that’s going to see even more people and transformation in coming years, especially with the construction of the City Rail Link and Light Rail. Auckland Transport have been working on plans to improve the street for some time, particularly for people on foot, bus or bike.…
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Guest Post: Light Rail for the Isthmus… with room for bikes!

This is a Guest Post from Bike Auckland’s Max. It first appeared here and is reproduced with permission. Light Rail (LRT) across the isthmus and to the airport is a hot topic, and Bike Auckland supported it in principle in our recent submission on the Regional Long Term Plan… with one clear caveat: Bikeways must be included in LRT projects, both to and along the future routes.…
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Cycling funding is the biggest RLTP disappointment

As I went through the details of the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) recently, I couldn’t help but reach the conclusion that cycling funding is definitely the biggest disappointment with this funding plan. But you have to dig into the details a bit to realise why the headline number in ATAP of “a $650 million ten year cycling programme” isn’t actually quite as exciting as it sounds.…
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Cycling is on the rise

Every year Auckland Transport have an independent company survey Aucklanders about walking and cycling. They’ve just released the 2018 numbers and they’re fantastic. In total 1,459 took part in this year’s survey and are said to be representative of the Auckland population by age, gender and location.…
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