The cost of pedestrian congestion

Disclaimer: This is a post about a research project I led at work. My policy is not to blog about things that I’m working directly on, but in this case the research has already been reported elsewhere. All facts and figures in this post are drawn from a summary of my research and some related work that was presented to the City Centre Advisory Board.…
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Big changes for Tamaki Dr

Big changes are in the pipeline for Tamaki Dr and the final stage of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Dr path. The changes to Tamaki Dr come following feedback from an earlier consultation while AT are consulting on the design of GI to Tamaki Dr path along a longer, and more inconvenient route around the eastern edge of Hobson Bay.…
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Sep-17 AT Board Meeting

At the time the post is published, the Auckland Transport board will be in the middle of their six-weekly board meeting. Here are some of the highlights from the documents available. Closed Session The closed session is usually where all the juicy decisions are made.…
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New Zealand’s problem with death

Matt’s post the other week about New Zealand’s worsening road safety record was troubling. After years in which the number of people dying in road crashes has fallen, the number’s been rising steadily since 2014 and it’s recently spiked upwards. As Matt wrote: That our road toll is increasing is appalling and it’s even more disappointing to see that pedestrians are bearing some of the brunt of it.…
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HOP terms update

Last week, Auckland Transport sent out an email to HOP users stating that the terms of use for HOP had changed.The link to ATs website show’d the terms of use but no information about what the changes actually were and I wasn’t the only one questioning what they were. …
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The public want PT

This election, more than any other that I’m aware of, has seen transport policy take a major role in the discussion. Since Jacinda Adern took over as Labour leader and announced our Congestion Free Network as a key element of the party’s transport policy, there have been numerous policy announcements from all main parties and significant media coverage of them and transport issues in general.…
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Sunday reading 10 September 2017

Welcome back to Sunday reading. Before the articles, a brief personal note. My grandma, Mollie Rogan, died on Friday night after a short stay in the hospital. She was 96, and had spent most of those years in Devonport (where her family moved during the 1930s), Milford (where she and my granddad Jim raised a family), and Takapuna (where they moved after the kids moved out).…
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Flashback Saturday: Electrification and EMU update to Transport Committee

This post by Matt L was first published in September 2013. It feels like we’ve had electric trains forever but this is a good reminder that they were only fairly recently introduced. At the transport committee meeting on Wednesday Kiwirail provided an update on electrification progress while Auckland Transport had an update on what is happening with the EMUs.…
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Nelson St Phase 3 Consultation

The Nelson St Cycleway has been a fantastic addition to the city and phase two, from Victoria St to Market Place is currently under construction. Auckland Transport are now consulting on the third and final stage which will see the cycleway extended to link in to the Quay St cycleway.…
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