Community ‘delighted’ with crossing win after two year argument with AT

A potentially life-saving pedestrian crossing has been the cause of an 18-month-long debate between Auckland Transport and an Auckland North Shore community. Now, the crossing has progressed to the public submission stage, which has left advocates delighted. Birkenhead’s Hinemoa St is the main route from Highbury town centre to the …

Seven car parks are worth more than $1 million say business owners on Auckland’s North Shore

Business owners in Auckland’s North Shore would rather turn away Birkenhead’s $1 million upgrade, than lose seven car parks. Kaipatiki Local Board voted on a design for the Birkenhead’s Highbury Corner upgrades at the April 19 board meeting. The contentious plans to upgrade the area around the main roundabout, will …

Cycleway will affect carparks on Queen St

A proposed cycleway through Northcote’s Queen St is dividing residents. Auckland Transport says their 5.2 kilometre Northcote Safe Cycle Route will encourage more cycling. But Auckland Transport’s plans would remove off-street parking from significant portions of the route between Northcote Point and Smales Farm, including Queen St. Queen St resident …

Car parks proposed Onewa Road – bound end of Lake Road

Short-term car parking will replace 300 metres of transit lane if a new proposal for Northcote’s Lake Rd goes ahead. Auckland Transport is gauging the views of residents and schools at the Onewa Rd-bound end of Lake Rd on removing most of the T3 transit lane. The council-controlled organisation says …

Central Auckland motorway link almost ready says NZTA

Final work is underway to have the Wellington Street on-ramp in central Auckland ready to re-open for traffic joining the northbound lanes of State Highway 1 motorway next Monday morning (8 October). The on-ramp has been closed since May 2010 and rebuilt by the NZ Transport Agency as part of …