THE 2015-2025 LONG TERM PLAN SERIES #2: Fixing Auckland’s Transport UPDATED

How Does Council Propose to Fix Our Transport Woes

 

And away she goes on her maiden trip from Papakura to Britomart on the Southern Line.
And away she goes on her maiden trip from Papakura to Britomart on the Southern Line.

 

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:

 

Reference Material

 

The Long Term Plan Consultation Document

 

The Regional Land Transport Plan

 

Source: NZTA
Source: NZTA

 

CORRECTION

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

-Ben-

Talking Auckland Admin

 

 

Reference Links

 

The Congestion Free Network

How the Congestion Free Network delivers more but costs the same as Councils Basic Transport Network

MY ALTERNATIVE FUNDING PACKAGE FOR AUCKLAND’S TRANSPORT PROJECTS

 

My Commuting Journey Series which should guide how we invest in transport infrastructure

 

AUCKLAND’S COMMUTING JOURNEYS – A SERIES. #INTRODUCTION

AUCKLAND’S COMMUTING JOURNEYS – A SERIES. #THE CITY CENTRE

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)

AUCKLAND’S COMMUTING JOURNEYS – A SERIES. #MAJOR NON CITY CENTRE EMPLOYMENT CENTRES OVERVIEW 2

AUCKLAND’S COMMUTING JOURNEYS – A SERIES. #FROM SELECTED RESIDENTIAL CENTRES

AUCKLAND’S COMMUTING JOURNEYS – A SERIES. #CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

The Talking Auckland Long Term Plan Series

  1. Introduction
  2. Investing in Auckland (Includes 10 year Budget at a glance)
  3. Fixing Transport
  4. Your Rates
  5. Housing and Development
  6. Local Board priorities (general unless I get specific requests)
  7. My feedback indication
  8. Conclusion

 

 

2 thoughts on “THE 2015-2025 LONG TERM PLAN SERIES #2: Fixing Auckland’s Transport UPDATED

  1. Transport is an important issue, but I would put the cost of housing ahead of it. Not just because it determines the quality of the environment you live, but also where you live which in turn determines what type of transport you need, if any. Not to mention all the other things the cost of housing impinge on like, education, health etc.

    1. True.
      Council documents have transport as number 1 and I believe that might have come from a survey done last year.

      However, yes I would place housing (and for that matter employment centres) as the top concern as they give effect and consequences which you mentioned

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