Central Auckland

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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Federal Street: tactical urbanism works!

Federal Street: tactical urbanism works!In March 2018, a trial project popped up on Federal St in the central city. With the CRL works happening on Albert Street, little old Federal St offered a parallel through-route for walking and for biking – except that it was a one-way street So the Auckland Design Office and AT added a contra-flow bike lane using planters and rubber ‘armadillos’, as well as colourful paint at intersections, and a new pedestrian crossing on Wyndham St. After six months, AT invited public feedback, and a review was undertaken (by Mackie Research) which gathered data to compare with a baseline study from June/ July 2016. Both the feedback report and the …
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Construction has begun – let’s keep K Road humming along!

Construction has begun – let's keep K Road humming along!The much anticipated Karangahape Road Enhancements are under way at last! We’re beyond excited about the makeover, which will make K’ Road even more welcoming than ever for people walking, biking, and hopping on and off buses. Hard to believe it was five long years ago when Generation Zero led the call for K’ Road bike lanes. Back then over 100 local businesses signed up in support. Now’s our chance to reward that early vote of confidence by doing our bit as nimble travellers and frequent shoppers to keep K’ Road humming during construction.  Construction has already begun at the Symonds St end (as far as Queen St), and starts at the …
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