AMETI: Change a street, change a (thousand) mind(s)

AMETI: Change a street, change a (thousand) mind(s)Let’s be honest – those of us who already ride bikes and understand the freedom they offer can be a bit dismissive when we hear other people say ‘Aucklanders will never get out of their cars’. We wax lyrical about all the advantages of biking, whether statistical (health gains! longer life expectancy! cleaner air!) or …
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A River Runs Through It – How AMETI will Change the East for Bikes

A River Runs Through It - How AMETI will Change the East for BikesEast Auckland’s new busway, AMETI, will be like a river through a desert, bringing top-notch cycleways and vastly improved public transport to a car-dependent part of the city. We’re delighted!  We strongly encourage you to support this project and ask for better bike feeder links on local streets, so even more people can actually use it.  Use this …
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A ‘safety-wash’ in East Auckland – or a chance for change?

A 'safety-wash' in East Auckland – or a chance for change?Auckland Transport is proposing changes at a couple of intersections on Botany Road in East Auckland, to ‘alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety for road users and pedestrians.’ The problem is, while adding a couple of pedestrian improvements, the car-centric design mainly proposes widening the roads to ‘alleviate congestion’ (!)… …while not improving safety at …
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Good news for the east: AMETI takes a step forward

Good news for the east: AMETI takes a step forwardThe AMETI project, aka Pakuranga to Panmure, has been off the radar for a while. Indeed, we haven’t really blogged about it since 2012! But today Auckland Transport announced it has lodged a Notice of Requirement – which is the first step in getting it built. As the update notes, construction would likely begin 2021 based on …
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Calling all Pakurangians – ignore the busway plans!

Calling all Pakurangians - ignore the busway plans!…what you should be really getting excited about is the cycleway planned to run along Pakuranga Road and Ti Rakau Drive! At least that is our attitude to the AMETI Plans for the Pakuranga area, which are intended to change this car-overwhelmed part of Auckland for the better. What started out as a bus priority …
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Cycling past the mall

The plans for changes to Mount Wellington Highway outside of the Sylvia Park shopping centre have now been finalised. We engaged with Auckland Transport about these plans before, and its good to see that both on-road cycle lanes and shared paths are now confirmed to make this currently absolutely horrid section of road much more …
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Lagoon Drive shared path confirmed & AMETI Open Day

Buried in the details of this announcement of the next AMETI Open Day on 15 September 2012, we have a long-awaited confirmation that CAA was only able to hint at so far: AMETI now proposes a walk- and cycleway along Lagoon Drive*, directly connecting the Panmure Town Centre with the planned walking/cycling Panmure bridge, and …
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