What happened to the Cycleway?

The sad news yesterday of a cyclist being hit and critically injured on Cook St in central Auckland has once again rammed home the level of inaction and delay we experience from Auckland Transport. To be clear, we don’t know the cause of the crash, or if AT’s plans would have prevented it.…
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Mar-20 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow the Auckland Transport board meet once again, only this time presumably via video chat. Here are some of the highlights from the board papers published in advance. Like everyone else, AT have gone into lockdown and that means projects currently under construction have had to shut down.…
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Weekly Roundup – 20-Mar-20

Wow what a week. Here’s our weekly roundup AT’s COVID-19 Response Auckland Transport’s response to COVID-19 has evolved over the week since the first announcement on Tuesday. On Wednesday they said that people paying cash on buses would be given a free HOP card in a bid to keep bus drivers safer by minimising physical contact between them and customers.…
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Accessible Streets regulation changes

Yesterday the government announced consultation a raft of potential changes aimed at changing rules to make streets safer and easier for those not in cars, in what is known as the Accessible Streets Regulatory Package. “This package looks at how we can make our streets safer for those going from A to B, particularly young children when they are learning to ride bikes, and ensuring our road rules reflect real life,” Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter said.…
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Weekly Roundup – 06-Mar-20

It’s been another busy week and here are some of the key things that have captured my attention. Access for Everyone approved Yesterday the Council voted to approve the updated City Centre Masterplan which is fantastic news. Auckland’s innovative vision for its city centre – a more liveable, green and people friendly future – is here with today’s adoption of a refreshed City Centre Masterplan.…
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SkyPath and Seapath moving ahead

One of the best projects the government announced funding for as part of their NZ Upgrade programme four weeks ago was $360 million in funding for the Northern Pathway SkyPath and Seapath. Construction is expected to start in 2021 and take about 2½ years so it’s also good to see the agency aren’t wasting any time, yesterday announcing they’d already shortlisted two teams to design and build the SkyPath section.…
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