2019 going to be a fun year Welcome back to another year with Talking Southern Auckland – your conversations on Southern Auckland Urban Geography and political matters. The Tuesday after … Continue reading 2019: An Election Year and the Year of Projects in the South. What might we face?
Minister extremely slow removing main road block to good transit services Just as Auckland comes back to full power as work, universities and schools all crank up we get the … Continue reading Auckland Transit Fare Rises Shows Broken Transport Funding System in New Zealand
Auckland Transport to trial a bus lane to help busses move through Manukau City Centre Auckland Transport are being quite with this one but in just over a week a … Continue reading Bus Lane Trial Coming to Manukau Station Road, Manukau
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)
Feature out in two weeks Whether it be how Auckland might look and move in 2038 (see: I have been writing again: Thoughts on Auckland in 2038) or how Southern Auckland … Continue reading The Case for Free Fares or Lower Fares on Auckland’s Transit Network?
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
Where will IKEA go? Okay the worst secret in history is out: IKEA is coming to Auckland AND Christchurch (as well as other locations). However, we do not know the … Continue reading IKEA Coming to New Zealand Although Looking at Three Year Wait for Store (let alone actual location)
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
The South is doing well yes – but lots of things to do Last Friday the NZ Herald ran their 28 page Project Auckland insert that looked at Auckland and … Continue reading #ProjectAuckland: How Does South Auckland Score? Also Homage to The Southern Initiative!
Finding the methodology in NZTA’s decision making process Ever since it was reported in the Planning Committee of Auckland Council last month that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) were … Continue reading Information Act Request to NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Project. Which Way Will They Start?