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Sunset Road, are you meeting your Target (Road)s?

Sunset Road, are you meeting your Target (Road)s?Horrible puns aside, there’s something planned for where Sunset Road meets Target Road in the Totara Vale part of the Shore. And in the developing tradition of Auckland Transport’s proposals of the last couple of years, the proposals are a mixed bag of good and bad. Sunset Road and Target Road / Caribbean Drive are larger collector roads through the middle of this Auckland residential suburb, leading to the surrounding arterial roads, motorways and, increasingly, busways and new cycleways. The current roundabout is designed for capacity and (relatively) high speeds, and is painfully unpleasant for pedestrians, with crossings over the approach arms being mere suggestions, rather than actual facilities – …
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City Centre Masterplan refresh: A Bike AKL feedback guide

City Centre Masterplan refresh: A Bike AKL feedback guideThe City Centre Masterplan refresh is up for consultation, closing Friday 18 October, and we encourage you to add your voice. For context, check out our blog post on the history of this plan, and what’s been achieved so far, especially in terms of making the central city better for people on bikes. Below, you’ll find our feedback on the current refresh. Feel free to use it as a guideline for your own feedback! You can see all the official consultation info here, and use the button below to go straight to the feedback form. Feedback closes Friday 18 October!  Bike AKL feedback on the City Centre Masterplan refresh 2019 …
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A Masterplan for a wheel-planned city centre (Blast From the Past)

A Masterplan for a wheel-planned city centre (Blast From the Past)Some seven years after it was first prepared, the blueprint for Auckland’s heart – the City Centre Masterplan – is getting a refresh. NOTE: feedback closes Friday 18 October, so have your say if you haven’t already! Check out our feedback guide over here. In the years since that 2012 plan, the city centre has grown massively in population. With resident numbers more than doubling from 24,000 to 55,000, if the City Centre were a separate entity, it would now almost be in the top 10 cities in New Zealand. The City Centre obviously already has some advantages when it comes to bikeways. Many other parts of Auckland lacking any …
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A safer intersection for feet and wheels in Mangere

A safer intersection for feet and wheels in MangereAuckland Transport is proposing to make an intersection safer in Mangere, where Buckland Road meets Wickman Way. Not only has this spot seen some bad crashes, it’s also very hostile on a daily basis for people walking and cycling, as well as driving. In case you needed three more reasons to support this project: the fix comes at the request of one of several nearby schools whose students struggle to cross the road safely. It’s also very near to Teau “Mr Tee” Aiturau‘s Mangere BikeFIT HQ, the thriving hub of bike activity in Mangere. And it’s right in the middle of a popular bike route from Mangere Centre Park to Walter Massey Park. …
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