Weekly Roundup – 30-Oct-20

Here’s our weekly roundup New Electric Buses Auckland Transport has launched its newest electric bus and it’s unique because it’s also the biggest one we’ve had so far. Auckland Transport (AT) has launched its latest electric bus, as the next step towards reducing the city’s carbon emissions.…
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East St Cycle surprise

Construction of the City Rail Link is now in full swing and that means lots of truck movements in the area. As an unexpected but positive surprise, Auckland Transport are proposing a new safe cycling link to connect Karangahape Rd with Te Ara I Whiti – Lightpath via East St, at least until the station construction has been completed.…
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Narrow Lanes are a good thing

As a society we are facing many challenges we need to address and transport sits at the heart of a number of those. For example, we know that we need to respond to climate change, to improve road safety and to improve urban mobility and we need to improve public health.…
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School Traffic

School traffic – it’s probably not on anyone’s list of favourite things. But it’s a problem worth tackling. If children are safe to make their own way to school, their health and learning would improve, parents would be freed from taxi driver service, and congestion, emissions, noise and fumes would all reduce.…
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Waihorotiu / Queen St Valley pilot coming

The Council’s updated City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) creates a fantastic vision for how the city centre will develop over the coming 20 years. One of the key transformational moves is about making Waihorotiu / Queen St Valley more people friendly, saying: CCMP seeks to bring new life into the heart of the city with a revitalised, pedestrian-priority Queen Street.…
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Weekly Roundup – 18-Sep-20

Here is our weekly roundup CRL Station Construction ramping up Works on construction of the Karangahape Rd Station are getting serious with the temporary access shaft nearing completion and mining of the stations 217m long platforms as well as the connecting passageways due to start in a few weeks Meanwhile further north at Aotea, the first section of roof across the Albert/Wellesley intersection has been poured.…
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Weekly Roundup – 11-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week. Downtown works The downtown area has been a hive of cones over the last few years as the various upgrades have been underway. Some of the results of all of the disruption are now slowly starting to be seen and over the coming months we should see most of the various elements start to come together.…
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Mind That Child

Image Credit: De Cafe Racer In the last few years, child-friendly transport improvements have been made in many cities around the world. Parents, communities and councils, sharing the common desire to nurture children, and give them the best start in life, have found many stepwise – and sometimes radical – ways to make streets healthy and safe for kids.…
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