2016 – A Year in Review Part 4 – Everything else

This is Part 4 and the final part of our series wrapping up the year and in this post I’m looking at everything else. You can also see:Part 1 on public transport Part 2 on Walking and Cycling Part 3 on RoadsUnitary Plan The completion of the Unitary Plan has been one of the biggest and most important discussions Auckland has had for the last few years.…
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Why we blog

As delegates were leaving the American Constitutional Convention in 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”. Franklin replied: “A Republic, if you can keep it.” He meant that, while the delegates had recommended a set of principles for government, it was up to average citizens to make them work in practice.…
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A Transportblog milestone

Transportblog has reached a milestone, this is our 5,000th post. The blog was started in 2008 to discuss transport, its role in making Auckland what it is today and how Auckland could be made a better place in the future. Over time we’ve also expanded on that and now talk also about wider urban issues, housing being one of the most prominent.…
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Website Update

We’re looking at the performance issues that have been affecting the website lately. We are trying a few different things like adjusting the way caching (WP Super Cache) is done, and we have removed the sidebar from posts once you click on them from the main page.…
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A resolution to make this city better

Regardless of what you may think of the Catholic Church or religion in general, most people can probably agree that Pope Francis’ down to earth manner combined with his simple and common sense messages prompting people to think about how they treat others has been extremely positive.…
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2013: A year in review – Part 4

In the final part of my year in review – and which counts as the last post of the year I’m going to look back on the blog. I think it’s fair to say that this has been a massive year for the blog from pretty much any measure you look at (and plenty of things that can’t be measured).…
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Give A Little

Regular readers will have noticed that we have setup a GiveALittle donation widget on the left sidebar. No one at TransportBlog (or the Campaign for Better Transport) gets paid for any work we do, and we rely entirely on donations for operational costs.…
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And the winners are …..

Thank you to everyone that entered our competition to win a HOP card with $50 on it. There were some great entries but in this case there can only be two winners. They are : Therese T I wrote a poem/verse to explain why the Britomart Station is my favourite station : Britomart Station Is definitely the best in the nation From when the first train arrived on 23 June 2003 at 5.40am on Platform number five It has literally changed lives!…
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Win a HOP card loaded with $50

In recognition of HOP rolling out to the rail network on the 28th of October and the ferries a month later we thought it might be fun to celebrate this long awaited event. We approached Auckland Transport who agreed and so we have managed to get our hands on TWO AT HOP cards to give away, each loaded with $50 worth of travel on them.…
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I’m back, did I miss much?

After a month away travelling around and experiencing some of the sights and sounds if Europe I’m back in the country. There was so much that I saw and experienced that it can’t fit it in one post so I will try to present some of it in the coming weeks.…
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