Induced Demand 101

CityLab have put together an excellent summary on the concept of induced travel demand, that we have discussed many times over the years. It’s a really good piece because it pulls together a lot of different points on induced demand into one place.…
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Express not always best for Airport

Whether to run express services or not is an age-old debate when it comes to public transport. Speed and coverage/accessibility are some of the many variables that need to be traded off against each other when designing a network. In Auckland, the most notable place this debate is currently occurring is in regard to the airport.…
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More automated bus lane enforcement

We’ve seen from AT’s board reports in recent months that they’re starting to use CCTV for a wide array of purposes. This includes analysis such as counting pedestrians, vehicles in bike lanes / blocking intersections / stopped on level crossings / red light running and to measure speeds.…
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The Low Cost of Ending the High Cost of Free Parking

This is a guest post from reader Stephen Davis and was originally posted here. New Zealanders are probably most familiar with the Resource Management Act (or “RMA” for short) as being about protecting the environment: when it’s discussed by politicians, it’s almost always either being decried as having environmental protections that are too onerous and stand in the way of progress, or alternatively being supported as the main defence of environmental health.…
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Sunday reading 9 September 2018

Welcome back to Sunday Reading. Sunday Reading is now entirely unreliable. I couldn’t resist compiling these exceptional stories documenting how quickly and profoundly cities are changing. Please leave your links in the comments section. First off, shared electric scooters are the latest transport technology to appear in our cities from out of nowhere. …
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2018 Rail and Busway Station Boardings

The rail network and Northern Busway have helped to show that when relatively fast, frequent, reliable and high-quality services are provided, that Aucklanders will flock to use them. At 25.6 million trips, now around 28% of all public transport use in the region takes place on our burgeoning Rapid Transit Network., It has accounted for about 55% of the growth that has occurred over the last five years – although growth on the rail network has notably slowed since late last year.…
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