ATAP 2.0 – first details look great

Auckland’s next decade of transport is looking fantastic with latest version of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project just released by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff. We’ll have some more complete analysis but here are some of the highlights: It’s a fully funded, $28 billion package over the coming decade.…
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Watch: Why Isn’t Cycling Normal in London?

Here’s a funny and informative video about why cycling mostly sucks in English speaking countries. It is based on the London experience but it has commonalities with other countries/cities: start with separated cycleways in the early 20th century -> vehicular cycling -> planning for cars -> crappy infrastructure era, and finally -> proper separated infrastructure.…
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Defining the “average” Aucklander.

In this post, I want to talk (somewhat informally) about how we define the “average Aucklander”, before relating this discussion to the people who contribute material for the Blog. I finish with a plea for help. I’ve been pondering these issues for sometime, due to Peter’s excellent post about submissions on Auckland’s Unitary Plan as well as Emma’s compelling call for greater involvement from women in urbanism.…
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