Weekly Roundup 26-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. City Centre Bus Changes Consultation A reminder that Auckland Transport’s consultation for new bus lanes on Wellesley St closes today so get your submission in. You can read our thoughts about it here. New North Rd and Symonds St Consultation Another consultation reminder, the consultation on upgrading New North Rd and Symonds St closes on Wednesday 3 March.…
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Feb-21 AT Board Meeting

Tomorrow is the first Auckland Transport board meeting for the year and so I’ve had a look through the reports to see what stands out. Closed Session The closed session is often where the most interesting items are discussed. Though while there are plenty of items on the agenda, most of them don’t look all that exciting.…
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Bikes and Advertising

Last week Stuff reported on an absurd ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority. A milk ad that shows a young girl biking on the footpath for 3 metres has been banned from television for “condoning an illegal practice”. The ad, for Meadow Fresh Calci Original milk, showed a girl going to the dairy to buy milk, then briefly riding her bike on the footpath.…
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Weekly Roundup – 19-Feb-21

Here’s our roundup for the week. Te Wananga The Council and Auckland Transport have put out a new video on Te Wananga, the new public space being built over the water next to the ferry terminal. Construction is due to be completed by the end of April and the space open to the public in May, though planting will continue through to June and includes returning the large Pohutukawa to the area.…
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Weekly Roundup – 12-Feb-21

Here’s our weekly roundup. Survey on Incidents involving small electric vehicles in Auckland Transport consultancy Abley are currently running a survey looking at incidents small electric devices such as e-scooters, e-bikes and e-scateboards. Have you had or witnessed an incident or near miss in Auckland involving an e-micromobility vehicle (e-scooter, e-bike, e-skateboard, hoverboard, or Segway)?…
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Double is Nothing

Last week the Climate Change Commission released their draft recommendations and the supporting evidence on how to meet our domestic 2030 and 2050 emissions targets. There was a lot to be positive about, such as them linking transport emissions to urban form and it was good to see them linking together that some solutions to address climate change can also go a long way to addressing some of our other urban challenges.…
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Getting Sign Off

The journey that Auckland is on, of renewal and regeneration, will continue well into the future. We’ve got a lot to do, with transport, power and three waters infrastructure in need of upgrades, a housing shortage, safety crisis and climate emergency to resolve.…
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Weekly Roundup – 29-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of things you may not have seen for the week. CRL Progress The City Rail Link team have been posting plenty of interesting updates on the progress they’ve made over the last few weeks. These include A look behind the hoardings at Britomart The tunnels platforms at the Karangahape Rd are taking shape And at Mt Eden the initial 51m of tunnel, from which the TBM will launch from, is making progress Rail Network nearly back to normal Auckland Transport have finally announced when the rail network repairs that have plagued users since August will be over, and even better, when speeds will return to normal.…
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Upgrading New North Rd and Symonds Street

In October 2018, we first learnt that Auckland Transport were planning to upgrade a range of corridors across the region to improve bus priority, safety as well s walking and cycling. Initially called Integrated Corridors Programme but later renamed Connected Communities, we saw more detail about the plans a month later when AT refreshed it’s Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP).…
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Weekly Roundup – 22-Jan-21

Here’s our roundup of the smaller things you may not have seen for the week. Britomart Restored After three weeks of maintenance to fix our run down system, trains started using Britomart again and we learnt the extend of some of the works that have taken place over that shut down.…
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