Timeline of events Yesterday the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) had sent back two more of my Official Information Act requests on Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (the Southern … Continue reading Official Information Act Requests Return from NZTA on SH20B Improvements and Airport to Botanu Rapid Transit
Oh? Tomorrow is a rather large day in terms of Official Information Act and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act requests that could determine the destiny (as it … Continue reading Official Information Act Requests on Airport to Botany (Southern Airport Line) Due Back. Light Rail Might Be A Go THUS We Now Debate Route Selection?
Public Transport collapses so we go on a Hulk Highway Smash! With the Transport Manager President Edition Mod being broke (until last night) public transport usage for Biffa and … Continue reading Biffa Engages in 1960’s Planning – HULK HIGHWAY SMASH (Through Urbanville). Also Other #CitiesSkylines and Urban Geography Happenings
Planning too dominant Yesterday I was at the New Zealand Geographical Society and Institute of Australian Geographers Conference at my old university – the University of Auckland. The event … Continue reading NZGS/IAG Conference – Urban Geography Was Great Fun But I Felt Extremely Let Down By NZ Geography. NZ Also has a wider problem!
Nearly there #LetsDoThis Phil and NZTA! The article was meant to be on NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) extending the North West Light Rail Transit line from finishing in … Continue reading Light Rail for Botany to Airport (Southern Airport Line) Inches Closer Thanks (and Thankful) To Proactive NZTA
Should this happen? (Yes) With Auckland Transport to actively engage in Speed Management Plans for both our Town Centres and residential streets (see: Auckland Transport Setting Out to Improve Our … Continue reading Residential Streets (and Town Centre Streets) As Extensions of Our Living Rooms
Minister plans to relax Unitary Plan rules Also: KiwiBuild eligibility Yesterday in a KiwiBuild summit the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Minister (the Minister of THUD) dropped this surprise … Continue reading Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild
Nodes bit vague – time to add some flesh to the bones! With the dust settled down and the Auckland Plan fully refreshed and operational it is now the … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 Has Nodes but they are a bit Skinny – Let’s Beef Up the Manukau Node #IntegratedPlanning
All in one urban planning Apologies for the run of Cities Skylines posts at the moment. Things got a bit busy over the last three weeks and will continue … Continue reading Today Biffa Teaches Us – OH MY GOODNESS – BOAT JAM!!! When Congestion Hits the Waterways in #CitiesSkylines . Also Integrated Planning!
Silo’ed thinking costs South Auckland opportunities The Manukau Bus Station is a project of missed opportunities, silos not talking to each other and the final consequence being no integrated … Continue reading Missed Transit Orientated Development in #OurManukau – How Not To Design a Bus Station as there Was No Integrated Planning Whatsoever!