Weekly Roundup 17-Jan-20

Here’s our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Housing Consents Stats NZ announced this week that NZ as a whole had reached a 45-year high for new home consents. “For the first time in 45 years, the annual number of new homes consented rose to over 37,000,” construction statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.…
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Nov-19 Ridership

Auckland Transports public transport and cycling stats show that while November had one less weekday than it did in 2018, we saw still managed some decent growth in usage. Public Transport We should see a more detailed breakdown of the November numbers at the next AT board meeting in February but the high-level numbers are positive.…
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Weekly Roundup 10-Jan-20

It’s the first weekly roundup of 2020, our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Tamaki Regeneration I came across this excellent video released a few months ago from Tamaki Regeneration about their plans. It’s great they explicitly talk about changing streets to make them safer One of the most interesting parts is this concept for a significantly upgraded Glen Innes Station.…
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Speeding up Wellington Buses

One of the most important things Auckland Transport need to do to improve public transport is to improve the speed and reliability of buses. This is something I wrote about a few times last year including this post where I analysed the average speed of buses in Auckland using timetable data.…
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2020 – The year ahead

Welcome to 2020. Following my wrap up of 2019 last week I thought it would be good to look at some of the things we can expect to see in 2020. I think 2020 is very much going to be year where there’s lots of things going on but not necessarily a lot completed as projects race against the approaching timelines of 2021 when Auckland hosts the America’s Cup and APEC.…
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2019 – A Year in Review

With 2019 drawing to a close I thought I’d pull together a quick post wrapping up the most important things that happened during the year. Thank you to everyone who has visited the blog and supported us in making Auckland greater City Rail Link The country’s biggest transport project got a billion dollars bigger this year as a result future-proofing for 9-car trains ($250m), increased contingency costs ($310m), increased construction costs ($327m) and other increases, such as property purchases ($152m).…
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Parks and Recreation

What is Council’s vision for our “destination” precincts? Planning to improve these areas for recreation, arts and culture, tourism and education needs to be consistent with the planning for the rest of the city. How should they be developed to ensure they are in line with our social, economic and environmental goals?…
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Bus to the Beach

This is a guest post by regular reader, Minnie. Route 66, as well as having a very cool name, is one of the signature bus routes of the New Network. It stretches from Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier to Sylvia Park, and nominally runs every 15 minutes*.…
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