The cost of pedestrian congestion

Disclaimer: This is a post about a research project I led at work. My policy is not to blog about things that I’m working directly on, but in this case the research has already been reported elsewhere. All facts and figures in this post are drawn from a summary of my research and some related work that was presented to the City Centre Advisory Board.…
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Big changes for Tamaki Dr

Big changes are in the pipeline for Tamaki Dr and the final stage of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Dr path. The changes to Tamaki Dr come following feedback from an earlier consultation while AT are consulting on the design of GI to Tamaki Dr path along a longer, and more inconvenient route around the eastern edge of Hobson Bay.…
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Nelson St Phase 3 Consultation

The Nelson St Cycleway has been a fantastic addition to the city and phase two, from Victoria St to Market Place is currently under construction. Auckland Transport are now consulting on the third and final stage which will see the cycleway extended to link in to the Quay St cycleway.…
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Road safety in headlines

Last week the Herald ran an article about the worsening safety of our roads. The number of pedestrians killed on New Zealand roads has increased by a whopping 75 per cent this year, as the total road toll also soars. Ministry of Transport road toll data released this morning showed 244 people have died in 220 fatal crashes so far this year.…
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City Centre Masterplan workshop

This is a guest post from Generation Zero Auckland Director Leroy Beckett At Generation Zero we are always looking for ways to improve our cities. Earlier this year we ran a campaign to help save Linear Park that got an overwhelming amount of support, in large part thanks to the work of Greater Auckland.…
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Wijkontsluitingsweg

This is another post about my recent trip to the Netherlands. The Netherlands has a standard road classification system with ideally three types of roads: flow roads (motorways), distribution roads (arterials), and local roads (residential roads). This system does not recognise roads with the dual functions of through traffic and destination traffic.…
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Victory on Victoria

The Victoria St Linear Park has been saved from the clutches of Auckland Transport. You may recall that we’ve been concerned about ATs plans for the future of many of the streets in the city centre for some time. In particular we were concerned that many of ATs emerging plans seemed to completely ignore the Council’s publicly consulted City Centre Master Plan (CCMP), and even their own strategic plans.…
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