As every month, we had a look at the business report of Auckland Transport to review any items of interest for cycling. Where possible, we will also provide additional context from our own discussions with Auckland Transport.
Note that where the below is italicised, we have copied the text from Auckland Transport’s report directly, without changing it.
- A safety and assessment audit of existing cycling and walking facilities at motorway interchanges across Auckland has been undertaken by New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Transport. The assessment identified a number of opportunities to improve the safety and usability of interchanges for pedestrians and cyclists. A prioritization process will now be undertaken to identify a future work programme of improvement projects. Cycle Action Auckland was involved some 2 years earlier in the initial development of the assessment tool which we understand NZTA used for the interchange review. We will follow up with them to see what actions result from this.
- The “Cycling’s the go” spring safety and promotion programme has been developed to deliver 40 events and activities between October and December. Information regarding cycle safety and promotional activities will be accessible from the Auckland Transport web site and also at www.cyclingsthego.co.nz.
- Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway: The business case provided by the AHB Pathway Trust (charitable organization) for the delivery of walking and cycling across the AHB via a PPP delivery model supported by toll revenue is currently under review.
Not much that is new and specifically relates to cycling this month. The above however excludes a number of public consultations on cycling-related roading projects this blog is reporting on separately.