What winter cycling slump

It seems someone forgot to tell Aucklanders that it’s meant to be too cold and wet to ride a bike in winter. The latest cycleway numbers have been released by Auckland Transport and they continue to show strong growth with numbers on all routes with more than a year’s worth of data showing a 7.4% increase over July last year.…
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The two VKTs

On Monday I wrote about the AAs annual congestion report. One aspect I commented on was the difference in the vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) numbers between the ones I got from the NZTA earlier this year and what the AA have presented.…
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AT’s Jun-19 Numbers

June’s results are always some of the more interesting of the year as the month marks the end of the financial year and so the 12-monthly results are the ones AT get their performance marked against – although as I raised in the post about the May numbers, some of their targets are too low to begin with.…
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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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