Tag Archives: Auckland Transport

Bikelash, meet facts

As riding a bike has become something of a political act and increased funding for cycleways has become a mainstream government position, acclaim for better cycling options has been met in more than equal measure by vitriol. It has been referred … Continue reading

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February 2015 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during February 2015 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee, Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee, Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio, Co-holder of the Heritage, Urban Design and … Continue reading

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St Luke’s Pohutukawa Consigned to Removal by NoR Hearing Panel

Today the Waitemata Local Board was informed that the hearing panel on the Notice of Requirement (NoR) for the Pohutukawa trees (I’ve written about this in detail at the link) at 820 Great North Road has recommended that Auckland Transport (AT) … Continue reading

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Governing Body Extraordinary Meeting on the City Rail Link in the LTP

I attended a meeting of the Governing Body on 9 December 2014, about the response to the Auditor-General’s refusal to sign off the LTP (2015-25 Long Term Plan) with the start to the City Rail Link in 2015-6 when the … Continue reading

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Launch of Public Transport Users Association of New Zealand

I am pleased to be a part of the founding of New Zealand’s newest transport advocacy group, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA). I was elected Deputy Chair at the Initial General Meeting on 20 November. The purposes of the PTUA (from … Continue reading

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Is This A City That Needs More Motorways?

Today I’ve been following the debate in Auckland Council’s Governing Body about a referendum (defeated) and consultation (passed) on funding the city’s transport funding gap for motorways. I came across this beautiful image and it prompted the question in my … Continue reading

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Notice of Requirement to Remove Six Pohutukawa at 820 Great North Road

It was fortuitous – having just completed two days of RMA hearing training the day before – to attend a full day of hearings on the 6th of November regarding a matter on which the Waitematā Local Board was the … Continue reading

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Opening of the Grafton Cycleway

It was an uncomplicated pleasure to attend the opening of the Grafton Cycleway on the morning of 6 September. I have been watching the construction of the cycleway along the edge of the Grafton Gully with great anticipation. The word … Continue reading

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