Auckland’s City Centre Plans

Auckland’s city centre has been growing strongly with more and more people living, working or studying there. On top of that, over the last 10-15 years we’ve seen a significant shift with more people now arriving in the city centre each morning by public transport than by car.…
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Auckland Transport’s Restructure

There’s been some worrisome news in recent days after it emerged that Auckland Transport are disbanding their Walking and Cycling team as part of organisation wide restructure. Auckland Transport is axing 84 positions and creating 112 new ones in an attempt to change an internal culture it says is based on “avoidance and oppositional behaviour”.…
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Puhinui Station Interchange Concept

One of the key public transport projects to be delivered over the next decade is a busway from the Airport to Botany (A2B). While the full busway will take years to be built, some parts, such as an upgraded Puhinui Station and some early bus priority measures are expected to be completed within the next few years.…
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City Centre population and employment growth

Over the last few weeks Stats NZ have updated their annual population and employment stats and there’s a couple of interesting trends to note. Population In the year to 30-Jun, Auckland’s population is estimated to have risen by just under 40,000 to reach 1,695,900, and as we’re now in October, we’ll be over 1.7 million now.…
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De-electrification cancelled

Some great news yesterday with the government announcing yesterday that the electric locomotives in the central North Island will be refurbished and keep running. The Government is keeping electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk Line running to help meet its long term emissions goals and boost the economy.…
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Lime Scooter Safety

This is a guest post from Hamish Mackie Director, Mackie Research www.mackieresearch.co.nz It’s a real slice of life gazing out the window of an (oversubscribed) bus on the morning commute. Lots of cars, buses, bikes, e-bikes, people walking, jogging, and scootering.…
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