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 Birkenhead Ferry Terminal and is […]

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 shave seven car parks from […]

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 Briar Walsh’s family of five […]

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 schools and residents have little […]

Auckland’s great divide call for a new crossing

Former mayor says community groups are being kept in the dark about a proposal which follows at least six studies since 1986 and doubt about the longevity of the existing harbour bridge. North Shore leaders will this year ramp up calls for a new Waitemata Harbour traffic crossing, even though the Transport Agency does not […]

London-type bus network on cards

Auckland buses are facing a major shakeup in a new proposed plan Shakeup plans include running feeder buses to transport hubs. Auckland buses face a major shakeup, and the region could be divided into zones similar to London’s network as authorities look to streamline services and fares. Changes to about 400 services proposed by Auckland […]

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 the Victoria Park Tunnel project […]

Anger over T3 lane extension

Onewa Rd business owners are angry at what they say is a lack of communication from Auckland Transport on the proposed T3 lane extension. Public feedback is being sought over a proposal to turn the west-bound Onewa Rd lane into a T3. The proposed T3 lane will run between Church St and Birkenhead Ave in […]

Onewa Road Transit Lane West

Auckland Transport proposes to introduce a T3 Transit lane Westbound on Onewa Road at Northcote during evening rush hour traffic. Feedback is sought from the public. In brief: The proposed T3 transit lane is part of building more efficient public transport network. This change will mean faster and more reliable travel time along Onewa Road […]