10 Years

Change and Continuity Rather than just look ahead a short distance I thought it may be productive to project forward a decade or so into Auckland’s future urban form. Partly as this is surprisingly easy because of the long lead in times for urban infrastructure, we know what’s coming, and partly because a longer look ahead gives us a better sense of the what the coming change is likely to mean.…
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Water water everywhere

I arrived back in Auckland on Friday, having been out of the country for a few weeks on holiday, and what a day to arrive back in the middle of a storm. A storm that should raise a lot of questions given its impacts, particularly on our transport system.…
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Biting the Breast that Feeds Us

I was saddened to read some recent news articles (here and here) that described a young mother in Auckland being kicked off the bus for breastfeeding her child. My heart goes out to this woman and her child. As someone who will soon be a parent myself, I was saddened to find this is still a problem for two reasons.…
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Streetfilms: Traffic in New York City

The latest video from Streetfilms is worth watching, it highlights a number of the transport challenges New York City is currently facing: New York is facing its most serious transportation challenge in decades. Subway reliability is way down, and the bus system is shedding riders at an alarming rate.…
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2018 – The year ahead

We made it to 2018. We’re expecting another big year and so with this first post of the year, I’m going to take a look at some of the things we can expect to happen. City Rail Link The city’s biggest transport project will continue to roll on through 2018.…
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