AA Lobbying: Part Two – The Survey

Last week Auckland Transport opened consultation on a bylaw to set new speed limits. The programme over the next few years will hopefully put our speed limits in line with best international practice, and reduce the appalling level of road trauma our city has: These statistics represent failings in two ways: too many people dying, and too few people walking, cycling and possibly motorcycling – because of the unsafe and unhealthy environment.…
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Scoot, Scoot Me

This is a guest post from Steph Robinson a full time mum, part time worker in Auckland City Centre fringe. I love my car but there must be a better way… Goodbye long, long, long school holidays. I’m not bitter about our school having what seems to be an extra week off over other schools.…
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The NZTA is in Disarray

In recent months we’ve become increasingly concerned about the performance of the NZTA. In particular that they appear to have come down with a case of organisational constipation. The NZTAs central role in the transport industry as both a builder but also a part funder of local government projects means it’s critical that they are operating well but more recently it appears there’s simply not much coming out.…
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Trolls under the bridge

This is a guest post from Nicholas Lee In October 2018, NZTA closed the pedestrian bridge connecting the shore of Onehunga with the Mangere Bridge. At nearly hundred years old the bridge has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe and has been due for rebuilding or repair since its closure for motor traffic when the first SH20 bridge over it was opened in the 1980s.…
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The Climate Action Plan

How can Aucklanders contribute to solving the climate crisis? Perhaps our strength lies in community; a crisis like this could work to align interests towards a common goal. Last year, Auckland Council launched an online Ideas Hub, which is a way for residents to share ideas and see what others are thinking.…
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What’s happening with SkyPath?

Aside from the City Rail Link and Light Rail, probably the most exciting and transformational project planned over the next few years in Auckland is SkyPath, a walking and cycling connection across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. SkyPath has had a pretty long and tortuous history, dating right back to a 2009 protest against NZTA’s weird refusal to allow people to walk across the Harbour Bridge to celebrate its 50th birthday.…
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