RIP Eastern Motorway

In ATAP (the Auckland Transport Alignment Project) one of the ideas that was investigated was the reincarnation of the Eastern Motorway, this time called the Eastern Strategic Corridor. It came about as a result of a push by the NZCID (now just called Infrastructure New Zealand) in their report titled “Transport Solutions for a Growing City“.…
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Cycleway or Motorway

While we need to get more connections on the next stage of the Eastern Path, Stage 1 is well underway. Earlier this month Auckland Transport published some pictures of the work so far.The thing that struck me was just how wide the work area is.…
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Sod Turning Day: Eastern Path and Southern Motorway

It’s sod turning day with two major projects officially kicking off. Glen Innes to Tamaki Dr Shared Path The most interesting of these is the start of stage 1 of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Dr Shared Path. When fully finished the path is bound to become one of the most iconic walking and cycling routes in Auckland – although it is going to have some stiff competition from the likes of Skypath and Seapath, The Westhaven Promenade and the Nelson St off-ramp.…
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Eastern Highway in the Unitary Plan

Our Eastern Highway April Fool’s Day post was intended to be a funny joke, but since then a number of matters have made us wonder whether that post cut a bit closer to the truth than we had suspected. The first was Gerry Brownlee’s rather strange remarks during an interview with John Campbell where he was meant to be talking about the AMETI project, but came across as though he was talking about the Eastern Highway.…
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