There is a reason why Japan’s transit returns a 113% Farebox Recovery Ratio, and we only return 43% As it says above: there is a reason why Japan’s transit system … Continue reading Transit Oriented Developments: They Just Make Sense in a Post Covid World
Privilege to attend alongside some very well known Urbanists, Planners, Academics and Engineers I have been invited to attend the 2021 Urban Futures Conference that will be held at the … Continue reading I am Participating at the Urban Futures Conference in 2021 (Auckland) as a Panellist on: Smartness vs sustainability panel: Perspective from urban environmentalist
The start of the journey on what will be a very long one for freight I was at the Auckland Transport – Auckland Freight Plan launch this morning to see … Continue reading Auckland Freight Plan Launch Leaves More Questions than Answers. Also No One Touched the OJ.
Physical works on Puhinui Road and Lambie Drive to start this week The physical works of Airport to Botany Rapid Transit Stage 1 begin this week (explains why I saw … Continue reading Proud Moment: Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (Stage 1) Takes Shape! 45 minutes from Britomart to Airport
The forgotten area of Auckland getting much needed transit infrastructure love. There have been talks about this by officialdom including Ministers and the Mayor for a while now in regards … Continue reading NZTA and Auckland Transport Propose (Interim) Transit Infrastructure for Auckland’s North West
Quick, efficient, done – when simplicity wins the day Sometimes going large and with concrete (both which take time and money) is not the most optimal or even efficient solution … Continue reading Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Trialling a Rubber Roundabout in Waiuku
Advocacy and Citizen Democracy Pays Dividends The second round of Tactical Urbanism projects were recently announced by Auckland Transport and NZTA. In this second round five Southern Auckland projects make … Continue reading Tactical Urbanism Reaches South Auckland!
Otahuhu gets speed limits lowered as part of Town Centre Renewal Program Excellent news from Auckland Transport in regards to Otahuhu Town Centre, one of Auckland’s oldest Town Centres: A … Continue reading Otahuhu Town Centre gets its Speed Limits Lowered – humanising one of Auckland’s oldest Town Centres
Why are we waiting Auckland Transport and Panuku? UPDATE FROM AUCKLAND TRANSPORT: Improvements to Ronwood Avenue are proposed through both the Connected Communities and Airport to Botany Rapid Transit programmes. … Continue reading UPDATE (Budgets Again): A Little City Centre Waits: Where is #ourmanukau ‘s Tactical Urbanism that Equals Jobs?!
Resource Management Act Review suggests replacing Act with new Legislation Not long after the National Policy Statement – Urban Development was released by the Government, an independent report into replacing … Continue reading PODCAST: Replacing the Resource Management Act Take 2. Thoughts and those Spatial Plans