Weekly Roundup – 18-Sep-20

Here is our weekly roundup CRL Station Construction ramping up Works on construction of the Karangahape Rd Station are getting serious with the temporary access shaft nearing completion and mining of the stations 217m long platforms as well as the connecting passageways due to start in a few weeks Meanwhile further north at Aotea, the first section of roof across the Albert/Wellesley intersection has been poured.…
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Weekly Roundup – 11-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week. Downtown works The downtown area has been a hive of cones over the last few years as the various upgrades have been underway. Some of the results of all of the disruption are now slowly starting to be seen and over the coming months we should see most of the various elements start to come together.…
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Mind That Child

Image Credit: De Cafe Racer In the last few years, child-friendly transport improvements have been made in many cities around the world. Parents, communities and councils, sharing the common desire to nurture children, and give them the best start in life, have found many stepwise – and sometimes radical – ways to make streets healthy and safe for kids.…
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The missing COVID transformation

For a second time we’re working our way back down the COVID alert levels towards some sense of normalcy but that also means we’re once again missing a huge opportunity to change our streets for the better. During the first lockdown, Auckland Transport reluctantly implemented some temporary measures to enable easier physical distancing and all but one, Queen St, was removed as soon as we reached level 2.…
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Weekly Roundup – 04-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week Eastern Closed for another two weeks Yesterday Kiwirail announced that they were keeping the Eastern Line closed for another two weeks to continue replacing tracks. The Eastern Line was due to re-open on Monday after a two-week temporary closure but will now re-open on 21 September.…
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Innovating Streets Round 2 Outcomes

On Friday, Waka Kotahi NZTA announced an additional $10.1 million for their Innovating Streets pilot which aims to encourage and support tactical urbanism ideas with the NZTA covering 90% of the costs of the projects supported. It comes on the back of $13.95 million for it announced back in June which itself was about twice the initial expected budget and highlights just how popular the idea is with councils around the country.…
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Weekly Roundup – 14-Aug-20

It was already shaping up as a hectic week for news even before we had the COVID results on Tuesday night. Here’s our wrap up of some of the things that caught my attention. The Great Rail Network Slowdown I’ll be writing about this more in the coming days but in case you haven’t seen, it turns out Auckland’s rail network is in much worse case than thought and around 100km of tracks needs new rails or other maintenance work done on them.…
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Alert Level 3

Queues to the Quay St supermarket following the announcement. Credit: Damian W via twitter. Today, Auckland returns to Covid Alert Level 3 and the rest of Aotearoa returns to Level 2. The official Covid site currently says: Here are the basics about moving around.…
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