One mistake = OH CRAP! Late last month a Twitter conversation got going about how Urban Development is often held up by nit picking. Whether it be the example below … Continue reading I Am A Geographer, Planner, Designer and Citizen. The Rise of the Urban Simulator and All-Rounder
Too little being built near Rapid Transit Lines This came in last night from Auckland Council on how well (or not) our residential builds are doing: Auckland Monthly Housing Update … Continue reading March 2019 Housing Update. 28% of New Builds Near a Transit Line
A Great Communication Device Your City is a complete basket case with traffic jams everywhere, your transit system not firing on all cylinders and your zoning choices probably not the … Continue reading MY CITY IS A COMPLETE MESS! A City Planner using an Urban Simulator to Help Us Fix our City Messes #CitiesSkylines
Making Optimum use of existing road space without need for expensive widening and induced traffic Last month in my Airport to Botany Rapid Transit updates I did touch on that … Continue reading 2+1 Dynamic Lanes Coming to Redoubt Road – Manukau Soon
Latest on A2B Monthly updates from Auckland Transport to the Otara/Papatoetoe Local Board that include updates on Airport to Botany Rapid Transit: Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board – 19 March 2019 … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit March Update via Otara/Papatoetoe Local Board Agenda
Success, speed limit reduction to remain as well This just in from Auckland Transport: So the bus lane and the speed limit reduction on Manukau Station Road are to remain … Continue reading Manukau Station Bus Lane to Remain after Successful Trial. Wider Rollout Planned Later in the Year
Caution: Mild Language While the Northern Hemisphere continues to immerse themselves with Urban Simulators (as the Simulators themselves become more complex reflecting the complexity of cities) it seems an Urban … Continue reading New Zealand’s Planning in One Short Tweet
Insights into intensification and sprawl The Unitary Plan has come back into the spotlight this week since the report that 92% of urban development in Auckland in 2018 was in … Continue reading The Price of Greenfield, the Price of Brownfield (Developments). Could Urban Geography ever solve Auckland’s Urban Dilemma?
$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 mill grinds on Quite a bit going on in the Papakura Local Board area as far as transport is concerned. This is from the Papakura Local Board February Agenda: … Continue reading Papakura Local Board February 2019 Agenda: Transport Updates including Bus Station and Transit Lanes