Making the city center even greater

As we learnt last year, the council is in the process of refreshing the City Centre Masterplan (CCMP). The current version was adopted in 2012 and has been critical in helping shape our city centre, such as the work that currently going on around the downtown area, and coming up with the concept for the Victoria St Linear Park.…
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May-19 Ridership and more

Late last week Auckland Transport released some figures for how popular public transport was on the fare free day of Sunday 23rd – but unfortunately the only definitive numbers are for ferries. Ferries that Sunday carried almost three times the normal number of passengers but some services saw considerably more, as shown below from a tweet by Councillor Chris Darby.…
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Victoria St Linear Park moves a step closer

Auckland’s City Centre Masterplan of 2012 was a visionary plan to help reshape the city into a more people friendly area. Many of the things it proposed have been or are in the process of being delivered. One of the more exciting proposals in it was creating a green link between the Domain and Wynyard Quarter, connecting Albert and Victoria Parks along the way.…
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Top Table, Full Purse

This is a hopeful post; change could be on its way. Auckland Transport has long known that many more Aucklanders would go by bike if they felt safer and didn’t have the stress of driving with fast, heavy traffic. Many cities across the globe have also come to this realisation.…
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June-19 AT Board meeting

Today the Auckland Transport board meet again and as usual, here are the highlights from the papers. Closed Agenda Like last month, there is little of interest on the closed agenda. The only thing worth noting is it appears we’re soon to hear more about the plans for the transport networks in the greenfield growth areas that were consulted on last year.…
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New Skypath design confirmed

Yesterday NZTA released the results of their long-awaited work into designing a walking and cycling connection across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Bike Auckland have a fantastically detailed post on the long history of this project, and describe what different between this new design and the previous Skypath proposal: Initial images show a pathway along the city side of the bridge: it’s cantilevered off the piers, and roughly level with the roadway. …
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Auckland 7th best cycling city – Yeah Nah

Cycling in Auckland has definitely improved over the last five years, especially where we’ve started to build quality and safe infrastructure – although the roll-out of that appears to have stalled of late. But we’re coming off a low base and have a long way to go and so it was a surprise yesterday to see Auckland ranked as the 7th best city for cycling.…
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E-scooters extended but to be slower

Shared e-scooters have been in Auckland for seven months (today) and already resulted in a significant shift in how many people get around. Yesterday the council announced they will be for at least another five months til the end of October as part of a new trial announced yesterday – we learnt this was coming last month.…
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