AT Making Painted Cycle Lanes Safer

We’ve seen comments in the recent Auckland Transport board papers about it and last week AT officially announced that 60km of painted cycleways across the region will be getting physical protection over the coming three years. 60km of cycling facilities across Auckland will soon be made safer – as the Auckland Transport (AT) Board has approved a proposal to separate existing on-road cycle lanes.…
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Mode-shifting services and deliveries

Service and deliveries logistics often gets raised as a problem when discussing plans to make urban areas safer for walking and cycling. We want to reduce the presence of vehicles in community centres and neighbourhoods, but how can we provide for services and deliveries that come by truck, van and car?…
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Your next car should be a bike

Header image: bike parking at Western Springs College. Source – Greater Auckland This is a guest post by Dr. Timothy F Welch. Tim is a senior lecturer in architecture and planning at the University of Auckland. Busting 5 myths about auto-centricity Whenever it’s suggested that steps should be taken to reduce automobile use and provide better facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, a host of long-standing myths resurface to cloud the conversation.…
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Weekly Roundup 05-November-2021

It’s been two weeks since our last weekly roundup as we thought it was important to cover the release of the light rail information last week. Here’s our roundup of interesting thoughts, newsy items and good reads for the week. In case you missed it – the last two weeks in Greater Auckland Here’s some of the posts you may have missed since the last roundup.…
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Liveable Arterials

Imagine we stop driving cars so much. Imagine having traffic levels like those in Level 4 Lockdown, when only essential journeys were taken by car – as a normal traffic environment. Put on ice for a moment any doubts about whether we could or should do this… and let me paint a picture of our streets if we managed to do so.…
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The Shift to Secrecy is Damaging Transport Outcomes

We understand the government may soon be making an announcement about the next steps for light rail. We have no idea what they plan to announce but given where things are in the process, it will likely either be: the recommendations from the light rail process that will be taken cabinet that it has already been to cabinet and a decision has been made I hope it’s the former so that the public can start to get an idea of what has been going on with the project before the government commit to anything.…
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Northern Pathway dies

On Saturday the government announced they have scrapped the walking and cycling bridge across the harbour, something that was first hinted at in August. The Government has listened to feedback from New Zealanders and has decided not to proceed with the standalone bridge component of the Northern Pathway project and reallocate the funding to other transport projects that reduce emissions and congestion including the Eastern busway, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today.…
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Kid’s-eye view of a waterfront ride

For me, the best thing about lockdown, hands-down, has been sharing the road with heaps more other people on bikes than I usually do. I get particularly excited when I see a whole family out on bikes together. A couple of weekends ago, I went for a ride along the waterfront with the kids who are in my bubble.…
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The Latest Queen St Design

Auckland Council took over the Queen St changes some time ago after seemingly getting frustrated at Auckland Transports inability to do its job. They’ve been behind the recent changes between Customs and Shortland St and yesterday released the latest in their plans for improving Queen St.…
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