How Does Council Propose to Fix Our Transport Woes
Transport is the number one issue in Auckland, it is even more contentious than Rates itself. But the question is how do we fix our transport system (adding lanes to a road or motorway does not work) and more to the point how do we pay for it.
This pod cast looks at what Auckland Council has proposed to do in fixing our transport system, what it will cost us (monetary, consequences, and in service delivery), and some options on what path to take:
The Long Term Plan Consultation Document
The Regional Land Transport Plan
I got ahead of myself at the end of the podcast in the comparison between the Congestion Free Network, and the Basic Transport Network.
The true figures are:
- Congestion Free Network (as of 2013): $9.7b
- Auckland Council Basic Transport Network: $6.9b
- Auckland Council Auckland Plan Transport Network: $10.3b
So I was out by $2.8b between the CFN and BTN in the sales pitch.
I offer my apologies for the error and should have checked a bit better prior to the podcast.
Generation Zero and Transport blog are revising their Congestion Free Network in light of the Long Term Plan, and Regional Land Transport Program. Once their revision is complete I will post the revision into Talking Auckland
Talking Auckland Admin
My Commuting Journey Series which should guide how we invest in transport infrastructure
AUCKLAND’S COMMUTING JOURNEYS – A SERIES. #MAJOR NON CITY CENTRE EMPLOYMENT CENTRES OVERVIEW (this one looks at South Auckland commute patterns (apart to and from the Airport) which are different to most other travel patterns in Auckland)
The Talking Auckland Long Term Plan Series
- Investing in Auckland (Includes 10 year Budget at a glance)
- Fixing Transport
- Your Rates
- Housing and Development
- Local Board priorities (general unless I get specific requests)
- My feedback indication