December-22 AT Board Meeting

On Thursday the Auckland Transport board meets for the last time this year, and also the first time since the council new council was sworn in. It’s unclear if they’ll even have a quorum for the meeting. Chair Adrienne Young-Cooper resigned immediately after the council elections, and Tommy Parker resigned at the start of this month.…
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New Harbour Crossing Survey

The government yesterday announced a consultation on the options for a new harbour crossing. Aucklanders are being asked to have their say on one of the most significant city-shaping projects for Tāmaki Makaurau in coming decades, the Waitematā Harbour crossing, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced.…
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Mode share isn’t set in stone

Last week the new Auckland Council held their first meeting and after some school-grade antics over the seating arrangements, the new (and returning) councillors gave their maiden speeches. There were some great speeches, and you can watch them all in the video below, but the focus of this post is on a small segment by new Howick Councillor and former National MP, Maurice Williamson.…
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Kidical Mass: the future on wheels

This post began as a thread over on Twitter, where it struck a chord. All I did was share some thoughts and photos from last weekend’s lovely Kidical Mass bike ride (hosted by Bike Auckland under the banner of Biketober and the inaugural Auckland Climate Festival)… and it really took off.…
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Wayne Brown’s expectations of AT

Last week, Auckland’s new Mayor, Wayne Brown, started a new trend by publishing a letter a day on various priorities of his, with mobile phone blackspots on Sunday, Three Waters on Monday and the Port on Tuesday. On Wednesday his focus turned to Auckland Transport, from whom he demanded a “complete change in approach“: “You appear to have been focussed on changing how Aucklanders live, using transport policy and services as a tool,” he wrote.…
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The Upper Harbour Options

One particularly good programme Auckland Transport has underway right now is adding protection to 60km of existing painted cycleways to make them safer. Our new mayor should love it as it’s a cheap and effective way to expand the network of safe cycleways.…
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Henderson and Rathgar Cycle Consultation

At the beginning of last year, Auckland Transport consulted on what, if fully delivered, will be an exciting, safe cycle network for Henderson comprising of eight routes in addition to the existing off-road paths that that currently exist. To me, the two biggest issues with that consultation were: That Rathgar Rd wasn’t included in the network.…
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