AA calls for more roads

Last week the Automobile Association released their latest Congestion Report and used it to call for more money to be spent on roads. Auckland’s gridlock nightmare is getting worse with a new report showing travel times are taking longer on the city’s motorways and main roads.…
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Weekly roundup 27-May-2022

Tēnā koutou, hope you’re all keeping warm in this teasingly wintry weather! Weekly Roundup’s a little slow out of the blocks this morning, but still here to provide you with another brain-warming collection of interesting ideas to chew over. Cover image is of the just-opened section 2 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive shared path, via AT.…
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A HOP too far? The end of cash fares

Auckland Transport has ruled out bringing back cash fares on buses, as reported by Newshub and picked up by other outlets including Pacific Media News, whose tweet puts it in terms anyone who’s been a teenager can probably relate to… Gone are the days of scabbing a few coins to bus home – Auckland Transport rules out bringing back cash fares.…
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Don’t Look Up

An interesting announcement from Waka Kotahi yesterday about a trial of safety cameras From tomorrow, across three Auckland locations, we're trialing safety cameras to get a better understanding of how many people drive while using their mobile phones, and how many people don’t wear their seatbelts: https://t.co/EyBgjJfyGi…
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Budget 2022 Highlights

Last Thursday the government delivered its latest budget and while there wasn’t a lot, there were a few transport related items. Half Price Fares Extension Back in March the government announced that for three months they were cutting public transport fares in half, along with a 25c per litre reduction in fuel tax and equivalent decrease in road user charges, all in response to soaring fuel prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.…
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A walk to the park

This is a guest post by reader Roeland Schoukens. This block between Hobson Street, Cook Street, Nelson Street and Wellesley Street is home to about 3,000 people on 3 hectares. (Overall the population density of the city centre is much lower, with about 33,000 people on 4 km².…
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