$400m gives us three fold increase in service frequencies After I had published my Light Rail for $2.5 Billion? Possible? Yes While Improving Accessibility and Social Equity earlier in the week … Continue reading Converting the Onehunga Line to Light Rail – Extending Reach of both Heavy Rail and Light Rail!
The Southern Rapid Transit project opening Southern Auckland and even the Isthmus With the high potential of the City Centre to Mangere – Queen Street to Onehunga via Dominion Road … Continue reading Light Rail for $2.5 Billion? Possible? Yes While Improving Accessibility and Social Equity
Airport end and Airport to Botany still on track and in good hands With NZTA still engaging communications blackout on the now delayed City Centre to Mangere Light Rail project … Continue reading City Centre to Mangere Light Rail (City Centre to Onehunga section) Dead in the Water. Project Stalls
Mixed Use and Parks, LOTS of parks Late last year it was reported that Panuku were seeking development partners for various surface parking lots inside the #OurManukau Transform Area. These … Continue reading What to do with all this Blank Land inside #OurManukau
When factoring in industry – it can be Sprawl, is it organic or forced by planning decisions? Is sprawl organic, that was the question asked last week by Planners in … Continue reading Is Urban Sprawl Organic?
Lack of information sparks speculation Rather coincidentally as I was preparing my Ombudsman compliant (actually there is no such thing as coincidence) against NZTA’s refusal of my Official Information Act … Continue reading Treasury at Loggerheads with Transport Minister over City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Project. Opaqueness from NZTA does no favours
Information is of high public interest Update The Office of the Ombudsman has replied with the following: The NZTA CEO has been instructed to investigate the processes and reasons that … Continue reading UPDATES: Ombudsman Instructs NZTA CEO to Investigate. Inadequate Response from NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail sparks Ombudsman Complaint
Making People Come to You While Erasing Identity will never help people participate in Democracy A question? Is Auckland Council’s consultation processes for things like the Auckland Plan and Unitary … Continue reading White Noise in Auckland; how Auckland Council needs to be dynamic in reaching its citizens when talking Auckland Plan
Tenders set with completion and operation of Stage 1, 2021 Auckland Transport has released the Tenders for construction for Puhinui Interchange as part of Airport to Botany (A2B) Rapid Transit. … Continue reading Airport to Botany (A2B) Rapid Transit Update (Tenders Set and some drawings)
Stuff looks at how Auckland might look in 20 years time After Project Auckland last month and Simon Wilson’s six part series this month in the NZ Herald, Stuff wrote … Continue reading I have been writing again: Thoughts on Auckland in 2038