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One of the big challenges for Auckland Transport (and other transport agencies) is how to get more out of our existing road networks, because large scale road widening is both politically challenging and any time you need to move kerbs and services it becomes horrendously expensive.…
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Weekly Roundup 29-April-2022

Tēnā koutou katoa. We’re all feeling thoroughly used to these short weeks – hope you’ve enjoyed some rest and quality time over Easter and Anzac weekend. Back to normal a tērā wiki! The week in Greater Auckland On Tuesday, Heidi wrote about the Eastern Busway, and proposed a strategy for achieving it without a whole lot of expensive and disruptive property acquisition.…
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Electric Ferries for Auckland

Some ferry good news yesterday with the government announcing funding to build two electric ferries for Auckland. Auckland harbour ferries are set to get quieter, cleaner and greener, thanks to two new fully-electric ferries for commuters and sightseers to travel on, Minister for Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods announced today.…
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Weekly roundup 22-April-2022

Kia ora! Another short week, but there’s still lots happening in our weekly roundup… The week in Greater Auckland Tuesday’s post looked at pros and cons of through-routing buses in the city centre. In Wednesday’s post, Matt explored Auckland Council’s proposed changes to the Unitary Plan in response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.…
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Time to end our safer speeds experiment?

It’s important to give credit where it’s due. Auckland Transport’s Safer Speeds team deserves credit for a life-saving intervention that’s been flying under the radar, even as news headlines highlight the ongoing avoidable and heartbreaking harm to people just trying to get where they’re going.…
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Through-Routing Buses

Last year Auckland Transport consulted on their long-term plans for buses in the city centre. Part of the plan involves creating two high-quality east-west bus corridors through the city but another key part to it involves building up to five major off-street bus facilities on the edges of the city centre for buses to terminate at with services routed to a facility on the opposite side of the city to the one they enter on.…
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