Vision Zero on The Nation

Dr Matts-Åke Belin who is speaking at a Women in Urbanism event tonight and at Auckland Conversations on Wednesday was interviewed on The Nation on Saturday.It’s great that this was picked up by The Nation, our increasing road toll is a disgrace.…
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What kind of light rail should we get?

Ever since Auckland Transport first started talking about light rail, initially just on the isthmus, it’s been shown as modern, low-floor vehicles, like you might find gliding through a European city. An attractive and exciting proposition for sure, one made even better with the new government have committed to it.…
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Rethinking Albert Street

Continuing my recent look at how we might “rethink” a few major transport projects under development in Auckland, another that we should take a further look at is Albert Street. Albert Street is currently being ripped up as part of the CRL cut and cover tunnelling works.…
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Vision Zero: A conversation with Women in Urbanism

Dr Matts-Åke Belin from Vision Zero has kindly offered to speak to Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, before his presentation at Auckland Conversations next Wednesday. Matts-Åke, along with a panel of Auckland urbanists, will be discussing Vision Zero principles and goals, and how they can deliver more inclusive and diverse public spaces, places and mobility that meets the needs of all Aucklanders.…
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Port Future Talk

The future of Auckland’s port has been in the news quite a bit lately. Port Masterplan Last week the port released a 30-year masterplan, although given what’s in it, it feels more like a 10-year plan. It’s all part of a push to claim that they’re a reformed organisation, no longer intent on pushing further out into the harbour and working towards creating a land-bridge to Devonport.…
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Western Victoria Quarter Part 2: Cook Street and Motorway Severance

This is a Guest Post by David R, and the second of a series about the need to improve the Western Victoria Quarter. Part 1 can be found here. Victoria Quarter suffers for the Southern Motorway, and this alignment exists to serve the ego of Mayor John Allum: This lack of foresight and common sense was compounded by Auckland city fathers led by former Mayor Sir John Allum, chairman of the bridge authority.…
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