A line that also builds communities This post originally appeared in LinkedIn on February 14: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/southern-airport-line-more-than-light-rail-ben-ross/ Yesterday I gave a presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee on the importance … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line – More than a Light Rail Line – A Community and City Builder Too!
Presentations and Congestion Yesterday the Planning Committee met for the first time for 2018. Congestion, Auckland Urban Design, Airport Rail and Regional Rapid Rail were all topics debated or … Continue reading Planning Committee Digests – February 2018: Congestion, Urban Design, Airport Rail and Regional Rapid Rail!
The 20 minute neighbourhood Often I/we have talked the 800 metre/10 minute walk up catchment to a transit stop where that transit takes us to the City Centre or … Continue reading Sociable Neighbourhoods: Reconnecting Isolated Suburbia
I think it can We know of heavy rail (conventional passenger and freight trains) and light rail (trams or metro style trains that can operate within a road corridor … Continue reading UK Looks at Lite Light Rail. Could It Have Applications for Auckland?
Rethinking our low and medium density suburbs This appeared originally at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/urban-design-geography-green-utility-vs-city-budget-ben-ross/ Cities Skylines (the urban simulator from Paradox – Colossal Order) has from time to time provided … Continue reading Urban Design, Urban geography and Green utility vs the City Budget. A #CitiesSkylines Lesson
Making most of the situation There seems to be a bit of movement with Light Rail as Auckland Transport and Greater Auckland make the case for the Northern Airport … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line and Transit Orientated Developments. Rethinking Transit and Developments in Auckland
Up and down year New Government 2017 did not start flash with Auckland Transport but by the end of it things were definitely on the up! That would mark … Continue reading #SummerSeries 17/18 – The Year That Was 2017
Lessons for Auckland? The Northern Airport Line will be Light Rail while I am pushing the Manukau to Airport section of the Southern Airport Line to be Light Rail (Manukau … Continue reading Trans City vs Local District Transit. #CitiesSkylines Lessons for Auckland
Lessons for Auckland? Do not be afraid of Light Rail and also Light Rail is good for small intra suburb running as well as big trans-city running like Airport Lines. … Continue reading ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. #CitiesSkylines Lessons for Auckland
Part Three – The Urban Form Established Where a motorway once was is now a thriving urban area that connects the City Centre up to the main urban area in … Continue reading Lessons for Auckland Ctd – Proof is in the Pudding: From Motorway to a Place People Love. #CitiesSkylines