The Grafton Bridge Saga

Back in February I wrote a blog post about how lucrative Grafton Bridge’s bus lanes are proving for Auckland City Council, with well over a million dollars in fines having been issued in the few months that the bridge has been open to buses only from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.…
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Grafton Bridge proving lucractive

It’s interesting to see that people are still ignoring the signs that say Grafton Bridge is for buses only. A NZ Herald article explores the issue further: Lucrative bus lane New bus-only lanes on Grafton Bridge have helped swell Auckland City Council coffers by $1.7 million since they were introduced in December.…
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Central Connector saved

Auckland City Council have, thankfully, decided to proceed with making Grafton Bridge bus only between 7am and 7pm, when it reopens next month. Grafton Bridge forms a key part of the Central Connector – effectively a semi-busway between Newmarket and Britomart along the route shown in the map below: I had been a bit worried that the roads-loving Auckland City Council would look at allowing cars back onto this bridge at all hours of the day – making it highly likely the link would be clogged up and therefore making the whole idea of the central connector rather pointless.…
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Grafton Bridge – bus only?

The Central Connector is a critical public transport project providing continuous bus lanes between Britomart and Newmarket. According to Auckland City Council, the project has the following benefits: The Central Connector forms a crucial part of Auckland’s expanding transport network, linking into the Northern Busway at Britomart and connecting future bus improvement projects on Great South, Manukau and Remuera roads.…
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