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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Priorities on display

Yesterday Auckland Transport removed a section of temporary cycleway on Tamaki Dr, despite only days earlier quoting a 91% increase in the number of bikes on their counters. In a response to Waitemata Local Board member Graeme Gunthorp they said they removed it because of an increase in trucks and safety concerns and as such, cyclists would need to once again share the narrow shared path with pedestrians. Hi Graeme, the majority of the pop up space of Tamaki Drive is not being removed.…
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Weekly Roundup – 01-May-20

It’s Friday again so here’s another roundup of things that caught my attention this week. Skypath Feedback At the end of March, Waka Kotahi NZTA kicked off a new consultation for Skypath and in particular the focusing on the landings. This included a new design for the landing at Northcote Point that would require them to take out the remaining few houses on the eastern side of the motorway. This week they announced the first results of the feedback from that The three-week consultation ended on Sunday 19 April with 1194 submissions through the online survey or email.…
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AT steps up to deliver COVID emergency works

We’re living through some fairly extraordinary times of late but there there have been some silver linings. It’s been incredible to see families out together during this time. Normally quiet neighbourhoods are bustling with people walking and cycling. Even many normally busy arterials have until now been so quiet that families feel comfortable enough riding on them with their children.…
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The Great Upskilling

Auckland will face some new transport challenges during Alert Levels 2 and 3. The space required for physical distancing when walking and cycling will conflict with higher traffic volumes when more people start driving. Cities overseas have shown how to respond to these sorts of conditions, including Bogota way back in mid March.…
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