New Skypath design confirmed

Yesterday NZTA released the results of their long-awaited work into designing a walking and cycling connection across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Bike Auckland have a fantastically detailed post on the long history of this project, and describe what different between this new design and the previous Skypath proposal: Initial images show a pathway along the city side of the bridge: it’s cantilevered off the piers, and roughly level with the roadway. …
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Puhinui upgrade confirmed

Some great news on Friday with Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff officially kicking off the upgrade to the Puhinui station. When completed it will become one of Auckland’s most important interchange stations, allowing for frequent, simple and reliable congestion free connections to the airport.…
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Flashback Saturday: The City Centre Master Plan

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post was first published in May 2011. It’s certainly a busy time at the moment for big long term planning documents in Auckland. As well as the much talked about “Auckland Spatial Plan”, Auckland Council has now released a discussion document on a “City Centre Master Plan.” I have talked a bit about the Master Plan in the past – when it was in its earlier stages of formulation.…
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Let’s Get Welly Moving released

Yesterday the Government released a package of investments to improve Wellington’s transport system over the next 20 years – known as the “Let’s Get Welly Moving” project. Phil Twyford said our Government is tackling the long-term issues and this 20 year plan is a step change for transport in Wellington.…
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Auckland 7th best cycling city – Yeah Nah

Cycling in Auckland has definitely improved over the last five years, especially where we’ve started to build quality and safe infrastructure – although the roll-out of that appears to have stalled of late. But we’re coming off a low base and have a long way to go and so it was a surprise yesterday to see Auckland ranked as the 7th best city for cycling.…
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E-scooters extended but to be slower

Shared e-scooters have been in Auckland for seven months (today) and already resulted in a significant shift in how many people get around. Yesterday the council announced they will be for at least another five months til the end of October as part of a new trial announced yesterday – we learnt this was coming last month.…
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