#SummerSeries – Humanising Auckland through Transport

Get the hierarchy right and rest falls into place

 

2017 is not that far away in what promises to be a busy year with the Unitary Plan operative and large urban regeneration projects such Transform Manukau gathering steam. With the planning stuff pretty much out-of-the-way we know move (finally) to some real City Building stuff, stuff that I enjoy the most with it being the fruits of one’s preparation through previous planning exercises.

 

However, one aspect must be done right if we are to make human spaces in our urban environment rather than well car ridden ones that detract from the place (big 4 and 6 lane highways will do that).

So let’s take a quick look at restructuring our transport hierarchy shall we so that we are on the same page when 2017 kicks off:

 

Something to think about especially if you were stuck on State Highways 1 and 2 these holidays and were wondering where the heck our inter-city rail system was

 

The second truck can be seen on its side, and people can be seen out of their cars wheeling suitcases towards Auckland Airport. Photo: RNZ / Jeremy Brick http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/320905/truck-crashes-delay-traffic-to-auckland-airport
The second truck can be seen on its side, and people can be seen out of their cars wheeling suitcases towards Auckland Airport. Photo: RNZ / Jeremy Brick
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/320905/truck-crashes-delay-traffic-to-auckland-airport

 

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