COVID transport impacts

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a massive impact on our transport networks and the lastest data shows just how significant that has been. Although in most cases the raw numbers themselves don’t tell the full picture. Roads Waka Kotahi have been publishing weekly data on traffic volumes.…
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Priorities on display

Yesterday Auckland Transport removed a section of temporary cycleway on Tamaki Dr, despite only days earlier quoting a 91% increase in the number of bikes on their counters. In a response to Waitemata Local Board member Graeme Gunthorp they said they removed it because of an increase in trucks and safety concerns and as such, cyclists would need to once again share the narrow shared path with pedestrians.…
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Weekly Roundup – 01-May-20

It’s Friday again so here’s another roundup of things that caught my attention this week. Skypath Feedback At the end of March, Waka Kotahi NZTA kicked off a new consultation for Skypath and in particular the focusing on the landings. This included a new design for the landing at Northcote Point that would require them to take out the remaining few houses on the eastern side of the motorway.…
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AT steps up to deliver COVID emergency works

We’re living through some fairly extraordinary times of late but there there have been some silver linings. It’s been incredible to see families out together during this time. Normally quiet neighbourhoods are bustling with people walking and cycling. Even many normally busy arterials have until now been so quiet that families feel comfortable enough riding on them with their children.…
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The Great Upskilling

Auckland will face some new transport challenges during Alert Levels 2 and 3. The space required for physical distancing when walking and cycling will conflict with higher traffic volumes when more people start driving. Cities overseas have shown how to respond to these sorts of conditions, including Bogota way back in mid March.…
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Weekly Roundup – 17-Apr-20

Here’s the weekly roundup and this one more than most feels like it has a bit of a theme to it. Road Deaths update If there are any silver linings to come out of the lockdown it’s that with fewer people travelling there’s been much less death and destruction on our roads.…
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