Impending Auckland Transport Mess Up With City Centre Street – This is How You Design City Centre Streets #CitiesSkylines

As it said by Brent Toderian: It isnt found in the City Vision but rather the City Budget.

 

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Transport Budget Source: Brent Toderian

Again Auckland Transport prove that rather painful with the latest case of we say this but do this instead.
Customs Street in the City Centre: the vision is to make the City Centre people friendly, Auckland Transport’s budget is to remove busses out of Customs Street to allow it to be a 6 lane road to improve the flow of cars – in the middle of a City Centre!!!

The blog post is highly critical of Auckland Transport but I hope it can be used as lessons for other Cities in the world to avoid. Also and again #CitiesSkylines gives some very visual guides on people friendly City Centre while vehicles are still able to move around – and without the need for a 6 lane road through the middle of it!

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Auckland Transport Executives and the Chair again prove that they are talk and no action when it comes to the livability of a City especially its City Centre. The latest from AT in regards to Customs Street having busses removed to improve the flow of cars through a core City Centre area made me shake my head at the minimum. Greater Auckland were not impressed either:

To turn Customs Street into a 6 lane car sewer will sever Britomart and the Ferry Terminal from Queen Street and the core of the City Centre that follows Queen Street to uptown. Thoroughfare traffic should be using the motorway network and Grafton Gully if people need to get from east Auckland to the…

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