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John Roughan: The only traffic madness in March has been written on the subject

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +1200

The month is fast running out and I haven't seen "March Madness". Every day I've driven the 15km to work in the city and home again, and never found the traffic to be anything but entirely normal. That is to say, it moves along at...

Media Files:|caption=The greatest fallacy in our transport debate is the idea an urban roading system has a finite capacity. It doesn't. Photo / Peter Meecham

Cricket, crooning and culture: Bumper weekend in Auckland

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +1200

It's a busy few days in the city of sails, with mega pop star Ed Sheeran serenading fans, Pasifika festival taking over Western Springs park and the cricket stretching over the weekend.Tickets for Sheeran's Mt Smart Stadium shows...

Media Files:|caption=Ed Sheeran is playing at Mt Smart Stadium tonight. Photo / WireImage

Whanganui central city shared pathway work progressing

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:00:17 +1200

Work on the section of Te Tuaiwi shared pathway between Guyton and Ridgway Sts is on track to be completed by Anzac Day.Whanganui District Council senior roading engineer Rui Leitao said work on the Ingestre St to Guyton St section...

Media Files:|caption=The shared pathway will provide a safer route for children to get to central city schools.

Legislation for a regional fuel tax introduced to Parliament by Transport Minister Phil Twyford

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:49:55 +1200

Legislation for regions to introduce a petrol tax, initially in Auckland, was introduced into Parliament today by Transport Minister Phil Twyford. The Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill introduces a mechanism...

Media Files:|caption=Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says a fuel tax will provide up to $1.5 billion to invest in sorely needed transport infrastructure for the city.

Two injured after vehicle crashes into Auckland traffic light

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:54:40 +1200

Two people have been injured after a vehicle crashed into an Auckland traffic light. Police are attending the crash on Lagoon Drive in Panmure. One person seriously injured and another person moderately injured.Lagoon Drive...

Media Files:|caption=Lagoon Drive has been closed between Korma Lane and the Panmure roundabout due to a crash. Image / Google Maps

Crosses go up on SH2 in Western Bay as locals plead for upgrade

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +1200

White and red crosses have begun to appear along State Highway 2 as residents express frustration with the lack of progress on roading upgrades. Jean-Pierre Joubert took it upon himself to make a wooden cross to place outside his...

Media Files:|caption=Chelsey Joubert, 9, and Joshua Joubert, 11, stand by their dad, Jean-Pierre Joubert's cross on SH2. Photo/ George Novak

Lester Levy: Auckland transport projects are worth the disruptions

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +1200

As we modernise Auckland's out-of-date and constrained transport system, the dream of a transformed system with increased capacity and scope for faster and safer journeys can slowly but surely be dulled by the reality of constantly...

Media Files:|caption=Overcoming car-dependent culture will require thoughtful and effective behavioural change. Photo / Michael Craig

March Madness: Find out what work's under way to ease Auckland congestion

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:21:11 +1200

Auckland is in the grip of March Madness - the annual bout of road mayhem at the start of the university semester.Commuters are reporting long travel times and congested roads.The madness actually started in February, when ...

Media Files:|caption=Auckland Transport is taking steps to try and improve traffic flow throughout the region. New Zealand Herald photograph