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Why this new plan for Auckland rapid transit is stupid (and sexist)

On Jul 10, 2020
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RT @BikeAKL: "Dominion Rd is the flattest, straightest north-south route through the heart of the Auckland isthmus. Add LRT and bike-scoot lanes, and it would become a great green artery, connecting old Auckland to south Auckland, and both to the central city." 🚲🛴🚊https://t.co/kwsYwiHnEy
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They might sound like the same thing, but light rail is quite different from light metro – the system that transport minister Phil Twyford now favours for Auckland. Katy Wakefield and  Emma McInnes of Women in Urbanism explain why the metro option is a poor substitute for LRT. Transport ...

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On Jul 10, 2020
@macilree shared
RT @BikeAKL: "Dominion Rd is the flattest, straightest north-south route through the heart of the Auckland isthmus. Add LRT and bike-scoot lanes, and it would become a great green artery, connecting old Auckland to south Auckland, and both to the central city." 🚲🛴🚊https://t.co/kwsYwiHnEy
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Why this new plan for Auckland rapid transit is stupid (and sexist)

Why this new plan for Auckland rapid transit is stupid (and sexist)

They might sound like the same thing, but light rail is quite different from light metro – the system that transport minister Phil Twyford now favours for Auckland. Katy Wakefield and  Emma ...

Light rail to Auckland airport: Why do we need it and what's the hold up?

Light rail to Auckland airport: Why do we need it and what's the hold up?

OPINION: Will the government's big reveal on Auckland light rail bring a big surprise?

Derailed: How Auckland’s light rail network went off the tracks

Derailed: How Auckland’s light rail network went off the tracks

Plans for a modern, efficient light rail network have taken an unexpected detour. Greater Auckland editor Matt Lowrie recounts the brief history of how we got here, and how there may still ...

Will we find out Auckland’s light rail builder in 2020?

Will we find out Auckland’s light rail builder in 2020?

There’s a possibility nobody will be selected to build light rail this year, but we will have, apparently by mid-year, a decision on who pays for it.

Planners unveil $173B vision to ‘keep metro ATL moving’ through 2050, seek public input

Planners unveil $173B vision to ‘keep metro ATL moving’ through 2050, seek public input

December 13 is the deadline to weigh in on projects that could determine transportation options for decades.

Ontario Unveils Light Rail Vehicles for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Ontario Unveils Light Rail Vehicles for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

ETOBICOKE - Kinga Surma, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation unveiled six new light rail vehicles that will be used on the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT line.

Rapid transit – some observations about mode choice decision making

Rapid transit – some observations about mode choice decision making

This article first appeared on TraNZport and is republished with permission. The road to the mode… There are two distinct problems that crop up every time I talk to someone about rapid ...

This Teacher Was Taking Three Buses To Work, So Her Students Surprised Her With Better Public Transit Infrastructure

This Teacher Was Taking Three Buses To Work, So Her Students Surprised Her With Better Public Transit Infrastructure

In a heartwarming story from a middle school in the suburbs of Michigan, Kelsey McGovern’s 6th grade English class came together in a big way after learning their beloved teacher commuted ...

$60m public transport project for South Auckland railway station

$60m public transport project for South Auckland railway station

A contract has been awarded for a major new public transport project in south Auckland, which it's hoped will ease the regular gridlock traffic on the way to the airport. The $60 million ...

A U.S. Transit Atlas That Ranks the Best (and Worst) Cities for Bus and Rail

A U.S. Transit Atlas That Ranks the Best (and Worst) Cities for Bus and Rail

A map-packed "atlas of transit" shows why good public transportation systems work, and bad ones don't.

Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?

Should Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?

Federal Labor's promise of $10 billion for the Melbourne suburban rail loop shows it's prepared to piss away a generation of infrastructure funding