Save a Park, Save a City

This post is on behalf of Leroy from Generation Zero. This campaign is supported by Greater Auckland and Bike Auckland.Linear Park is an incredible idea. It’s a park/walkway/cycleway running from Victoria Park to Albert Park. It would open up a grey, underused part of the city to people, and connect our CBD’s green spaces.…
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Light-rail is light in name only

Ever since it was announced light-rail was being considered to rail to the airport there has been a ton of debate about the merits of it compared to extending our existing rail system. This has only increased in the last week since we launched the Congestion Free Network 2 (CFN).…
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Sunday Reading 16 April 2017

Welcome back to Sunday Reading. I’ll start here with Richard Florida’s take on the “Urban Crisis” where economic growth is concentrated into a handful of global cities that have become so unaffordable and inaccessible they have locked out regular people from the economic opportunities of big cities.…
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Let’s talk about public transport. Honestly.

Preamble: This is the first of three posts I will write on the transport profession. My goals are to 1) encourage people, especially students, to consider a career in transport and 2) foster a better understanding of pertinent transport issues. Many regular readers of this blog will also be regular users of public transport.…
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Thanks for your support!

Thanks to everyone that contributed to our Pledge Me fundraiser. At the end of the drive we raised $25,520 from 337 people. Over the next few days we will begin fulfilling the rewards we promised. We would like to express our appreciation to the following people: Sian T Chris Hitchcock Catarina Gutierrez Dion O’Neale Felix Lee Maulik Thakkar Chris Kitt Jeremy Pitt Michael Holder Nicholas Hooper Ossu Liza Bolton Jon Turner Timboydwhite Peter Bisley Timothy Harton Sophie Bond Damon Maria Keiran MacLachlan Maureen West Ben Reynolds Max Robitzsch Duncan Law Simon Barker Sarah Bell Alistair Kendrick Rob Russell Cameron Brooks Chris Birch Robert Simpson Richard Ashurst Tenani French Andrey Kuzminov All Day Breakfast Ltd Mitch Cantlon Camryn Peter Brown Peter Cockrem Kieran Waelen Glen Dodds John Scott Elfrik Aaron Masagnay Heather and Martin Roberts Les Gates Bruce Christopher Kieran Slee Gareth Karl Rene Lange Guy Gibson Paul de Spa Jack Garden Luke Harries Gavin Ralph Sam Prescott Blake Fairburn Joseph Corbett-Davies David Belgrave Chris Wharton Adrian Jongenelen Abby Granbery Ashely Schroder…
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CRL Capacity and the CFN

The City Rail Link is a crucial piece of infrastructure for Auckland but it’s not a magic bullet and doesn’t have unlimited capacity. We’ve been seeing a lot of comments recently, both on the blog and elsewhere, questioning why the City Rail Link (CRL) isn’t being used more, why we’ve suggested a second, complementary network of light rail for some routes. …
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Is ATAP still the Government’s plan?

With our release of the Congestion Free Network 2 it’s interesting to think about what the government’s position on it is. Especially so given we think the government, through the NZTA, should be tasked with delivering it, just like they deliver most of the strategic road network (mainly the motorways).…
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