Weekly Roundup – 03-July-2020

Here’s our weekly roundup of some of the things that caught my attention this week. Why does Auckland Transport hate pedestrians so much? During lockdown one of the changes Auckland Transport belatedly made was to set the pedestrian crossings on many intersections to automatic, avoiding the need to push the beg buttons.…
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The Power of Disruption

Image: CICLOVÍAS EMERGENTES Lineamientos de Implementación – Gobierno de la Ciudad de México Good leaders seek ways to change what needs to be changed. And for climate, safety and equity, there is much that needs to be changed. One powerful, democratic tool to enable change, is disruption.…
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Alert to Changing Default Speeds

Yesterday, Auckland Transport announced: New and safe speed limits on more than 600 roads across Auckland will come into force from 30 June 2020 onwards. In an email they also advised: This tranche will be completed by November 2021. It’s a huge relief that these changes bringing in safe speeds have not been cut in the emergency budget.…
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Weekly Roundup – 29-May-2020

Here’s our weekly roundup. Off-peak fares We’ve long suggested that Auckland Transport should introduce discounted off-peak fares and now they’re doing just that, for June at least. Auckland Transport is discounting fares on buses and trains to encourage more people to travel during the day and at night.…
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Improving our central isthmus corridors

One of the most important projects Auckland Transport has on its books right now is Connected Communities, formerly known as the Integrated Corridor Priority Programme. This is something we’ve talked about before but here’s a recap of what the Regional Public Transport Plan says about it: Auckland has constrained arterial corridors and there will be trade-offs to be made around competing uses including general traffic lanes, cycle lanes, parking and median strips.…
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COVID transport impacts

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a massive impact on our transport networks and the lastest data shows just how significant that has been. Although in most cases the raw numbers themselves don’t tell the full picture. Roads Waka Kotahi have been publishing weekly data on traffic volumes.…
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