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Debate is important. Even if you disagree with someone. The act of thinking and talking can allow…
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Should get some ebike trial action happening in Onehunga. Maybe at the lagoon? Normans Hill is a good test hill. O…
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Then you start hitting the other problem - the existing HRT network is at capacity. Even wi…
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Auckland's decision to commingle recycling is probably a mistake in the current environment.…
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If you can't handle the burn, why talk?
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Whatever the case the transport problem needs to be fixed via transit ASAP. So land use ca…
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We have them - Onehunga for example. They worked very well for building the city at lower density. Thi…
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RT : Council’s water-monitoring programme is a finalist at the Asia Pacific Awards - voti…
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Needs more study, but interesting result: "Electric vehicles’ lack of noise may have significant mental health bene…
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Heavy rail needs grade separation. With light rail you create a new network with the benefi…
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TiddlyMap.org | Wiki-Based Concept-Mapping Software
This tiddlywiki plugin by @Jermolene is pretty cool.
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So you'd rather kids sleep outside in this weather than take some m…
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Bad footpaths - both drainage and uneven surfaces - can make the walking part of PT equally…
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The Victoria and Grey St intersection invariably floods when it rains. Can you look at fixing this?
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Heavy rain and footpaths in Auckland make you feel like you should pack gaiters.
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Nature of work can change. The 40 hr week doesn't have to be the default. The productivity advantage…
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Anyone reading this thread should checking out this site:

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Soft Plastics Recycling | Home
Anyone reading this thread should checking out this site:

It reduced our hou…
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I discovered this article from 2007 yesterday while sort though some old stuff.…
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Replacing carry bags is good. But paper is not the right replacement. A reusable bag is the right rep…
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Is paper better? Requires chemicals and is energy intensive to make. Costs more to ship. Single use? T…
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Which is it for Auckland?

Less cars (like Hawkes Bay) or more cars (extra Lanes on the bridge)?

LRT…
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High freq API and out source to third party devs. Rather than in-house "can't fail" spend…
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Maybe a challenge for some boards like Maungakiekie-Tāmaki. It's quite…
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The set of people with $150k+ income and never owned a house is likely to be quite small in…
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Great job. Alex is my neighbor and he talks about the…
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The sections along side SH20 should definitely use this scheme as some additional…
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Onehunga Mall Road itself could be converted to this if some radical changes were…
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Princes St from lagoon to the station could be built like this. Especially if many…
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The section from Neilson St to the port is in a gully. So that is a challenge. I t…
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One thing the New Old bridge does need to provide is unlocking the upper harbour.…
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It would be better to upgrade Mt Smart. It's mostly in a an industrial area. Has good HRT connections…
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RT : Montreal transit agency ventures into real estate with mixed-use complex. Pairing real estate development with tran…
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RT : "This is something that economists must finally and honestly acknowledge: economic theorising is driven by class in…
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Much of the traffic is driving thru and not to Mangere (and Onehunga). Can't be just cy…
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I hate that island. Northbound I find it pushes the cars in me. They are traveling fast…
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The dairy has cars the reverse "back" on to the road. The intersection has wide corners. And there i…
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Traffic lights and bus stops? Buses behind might speed up a bit to catch up. They don't tend to pass each o…
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What do you tell your kids about say +1 lunch programs at school? And why it might be needed? We ar…
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Yes. At the moment family of four is 6.6*4 = $26 return. Parking is generally cheaper. Also changes th…
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With the numbers in the article/above - 730 cars or 1000 per hour (general) vs 170 vehicles and 2000…
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Distracted walking as an excuse is continuation of the narrative that the…
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Light Rail Routes - Greater Auckland
You can’t reuse the AT rail fleet, because that fleet is busy running the existing lines. Two new lines means new fleet, new stabling etc regardless. Given there is no really opportunity to run anything new into the CRL or elswhere on the network, the new lines will also be new and separate lines regardless. You might as well use the cheaper, purpose designed urban rapid transit rail systems that are custom designed for the task.

You call it normal rail, but is it normal for suburban passenger transit? It’s a system set up for freight primarily, which has vastly different characteristics. Freight specifications isn’t normal for moving people around suburbs and cities.

The main problem is heavy rail has much more limited grade and curvature, which makes it much more expensive to retrofit to a city. LRT can go up grades three times as steep, which is very important in our corridors. It means the LRT can be at ground level with a few short underpasses or overbridges, while HR needs to be mostly in tunnel.

At the end of the day it’s up to ten times cheaper to do this with LRT (about $100m a km at ground level vs. $1b a km for tunnels and underground stations).

A case in point. THe CRL is costing about $3b for 3km tunneled downtown. The Wynyard to airport line is costing about the same for 28km, *including* practically the same route through downtown with practically the same capacity and speed.
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7 days ago
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Only the percentages from what I can see. 66% of the head count in th…
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A toot from a car within 10m travelling 25 km faster is about 1.5sec warning. If a driver feels that thi…
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This is a limiting failure in NZ - seeing transport in one dimension. People need to get from A to B. Not cars.
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There is more than one way to supply demand. Roads (and parking) are the least efficient for regular pe…
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10 days ago
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The (not so) hidden cost of commuting by car. Stress and loss of productivity. Investing in PT is also investing in…
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RT : The amazing benefits of houseplants on your mind and body
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I remember getting a $22 parking fee once 10+ years ago. :/ To be honest parking should b…
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Especially as local roads are being used at speed to avoid traffic at peak. Generally when…
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Given the current network load, there is only one path to reduce congestion. Add capacity via rapid PT,…
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3. Commuters want fixed travel times. LRT provides this, even better than buses.
4. Ad-hoc trips require connection…
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