The strange true story of the Local Board that turned down $47m dollars

The strange true story of the Local Board that turned down $47m dollarsIn April, Auckland Transport consulted on a multi-modal design for Lake Road that had been a long time (and $2m dollars) in the making. Then, out of the blue, things took a swerve. In this guest blog post, local legend David Slack takes stock of the situation… Misery comes in many forms. For people in …
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Lake Road: Back to First Principles (Feedback closes Sunday 26 April)

Lake Road: Back to First Principles (Feedback closes Sunday 26 April)Auckland Transport is consulting on plans to improve traffic on Lake Road, Esmonde Road and Bayswater Ave, and feedback closes on Sunday 26 April. We’d have loved to get this blog post out sooner, but our own resources have been stretched during lockdown, just as consultation outreach has been stymied by Covid-19. Also, the rush …
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Three options for Lake Rd – let’s go for Goldilocks!

Three options for Lake Rd – let's go for Goldilocks!As anyone who lives on, works in, or visits the North Shore knows, Lake Rd is the only arterial access to the Devonport peninsula. At peak times and on weekends it can grind almost to a halt – if you bike rather than drive, you’ll have noticed this in passing… quite literally. So it’s under a lot …
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Those dashed yellow lines – we jolly well need them!

Those dashed yellow lines – we jolly well need them!Seen a bike lane blocked or invaded by cars lately? We need your help! Matt Lowrie’s blog post Friday before last had me shouting “Yes! Yes!” Have you read it? It’s a powerful photo essay illustrating what happens when dashed yellow lines are removed from a cycle lane, leaving it to rely on intermittent bike symbols …
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Update – Quick fix to improve cycling safety – pilot on Lake Rd

Wednesday Update – Great to see such keen interest in this subject which I first blogged on Sunday (see below). The comments and likes were made here on the blog and on the FB post. Thanks for your well- informed and strong feedback, support. I’ve been out on my bike again – and have this …
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Greening on Cycle Lanes – the sad, bad and brilliant

Last month one of North Shore’s road cyclists, Mason Spiers, fell from his bike while turning into a side street on North Shore’s busy Lake Road cycling route. The slippery green paint on the cycle lane was a key factor in the incident, so Mason, who helps us from time to time, did us all …
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