Trial benefits few, set up for failure I was umming and ooo-ing on whether to comment on the Hamilton to Papakura passenger rail service trial that was announced today. Given … Continue reading Hamilton to Papakura Passenger Rail an Example of Minister Twyford (and NZTA) Not Following His Own Advice: DO IT RIGHT FIRST TIME EVERY TIME
Extending Light Rail to Weymouth would uplift most socially deprived area of Auckland while also staving off further Greenfield sprawl further south On Tuesday I wrote how Southern Auckland’s Rapid … Continue reading Weymouth Light Rail? Silly? Actually No as it would provide massive boost to area and Auckland as a whole!
Resilience is the name of the game for Auckland’s fastest and largest growing sub region In pondering that the City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Line (CC2M) could start at … Continue reading Enhancing the Southern Auckland Transit Network – By Expanding Rapid Transit Network South
Effective bus placement Busses are usually the main way people will move around an urban area whether it be short commuter busses, feeder busses feeding into the rail system or … Continue reading Wheels on the Bus Go Around and Around. Placing Bus Stops #CitiesSkylines
South and West Auckland have no identity to the Auckland City Centre. Does Not Mean the South is not Busy though… This weekend, they’re putting a temporary barrier at the … Continue reading Access 4 Everyone (A4E) Means Well, But City Centre-Centric Focus Risk Alienating Sub Regions?
Also have your say on State Highway 20 and 20B highway upgrades FINALLY it has arrived! If sounds like Christmas arrived it probably because for me it was. NZTA and … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (A2B) Including Manukau Route Selection Open For Consultation
Town Planner Sam Bur uses Cities Skylines to communicate things one should not do in their cities – simulated AND reality While players often get stuck building cities our planners, … Continue reading Six Things to Avoid (Tips) in #CitiesSkylines – AND with actual real life Cities as well
Latest Milldale Residential Development Shows Large Urban Geography Shortfalls! There was fanfare earlier this week in northern Auckland as Minister Twyford and Mayor Goff each turned a sod to mark … Continue reading Southern Auckland has Manukau. So Where is North Auckland’s Albany?
Connectivity rather than encouraging urban regeneration is the name of the game Part of this article was a presentation was recently given to MCBC Toastmasters as part of the Innovative … Continue reading Human Connectivity – Which Way Is Best? Why Should (A2B) Light Rail Go Down Manukau Station Road and not Ronwood Avenue.
Sam Bur takes us on a urban geography tour of Tokyo Earlier this week Rob Mayo delivered a guest post on Japan’s transit system and how stations are used … Continue reading The Urban Geography of Tokyo