Ongoing New Year’s Eve debacles symptom of a bigger problem

Despite some very small and (seemingly) reluctant steps by Auckland Transport to close off parts of the city centre to traffic on New Year’s Eve, there was still a dangerous and very messy situation with cars mingling with thousands of revellers as midnight approached: @AklTransport @AklCouncil @AklDesignChamp @DarbyatCouncil Happy New Year all, looking forward to a great 2019.…
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2019 – The year ahead

With 2019 now underway, and following my wrap up of 2018 last week, I thought it would be good to look at some of the things we can expect from the year ahead. In no particular order. City Rail Link At the end of April the builder of the tunnels and stations is expected to be announced.…
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Reinventing transport podcast – Greater Auckland

Over the holiday season we’re doing fewer and shorter posts. Matt and Patrick were recently interviewed by Paul Barter for his “Reinventing Transport” podcast. The episode can be played below, or wherever you normally find your podcasts. A description of the episode is below: I recently interviewed Patrick Reynolds and Matt Lowrie who are two of the bloggers on the Greater Auckland blog in New Zealand’s largest city. …
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Flashback Wednesday – Auckland’s population to continue to grow strongly

Over the holiday break we’ll dig into the archives a bit. This post by Matt was originally published in February 2015. Late last week Statistics NZ released their latest regional population projections from 2013 through to 2043. It once again highlights just how much growth is expected to occur in Auckland with them projecting roughly an extra 500,000 to 900,000 people in the region within 30 years – that’s a 36-63% increase on what we have today.…
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The year of the e-scooter

It’s now the holiday season so expect shorter, and fewer, posts over the next couple of weeks.  I think when we look back at 2018 in transport circles, it will be thought of as the year of the e-scooter. Citylab have a really good summary of how e-scooters exploded around the world this year, including a fair run down of some of their key issues.…
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