There are few areas of government policy in which the gap between National and Labour was as stark as in transport. We syndicate Greater Auckland's Matt Lowrie on the likely priorities of the incoming government.
Auckland's public transport renaissance reached a major milestone today with the announcement that 20 million trips were made on the rail network within a single year, almost double what it was just four years ago. To mark the occasion, Matt Lawrie of Greater Auckland looks back at how commuter train travel in the city was saved from the brink of extinction.
A near-flat six-minute walk from the east end of Victoria St all the way to Stanley St? Walking, or biking, through tunnels under Albert Park, with lifts up to the universities. …
It's a good time to become mayor of Auckland, but there's a huge challenge ahead. Matt Lowrie of Transport Blog offers some constructive advice for Phil Goff's early mayoralty. Dear Phil, Congratulations …
Hot on the heels of the Unitary Plan, the Auckland Transport Alignment Project report is published tomorrow, and it, too, is absolutely critical for the city. Transport Blog guru-in-chief Matt Lowrie explains what ATAP is all about and why it matters.
The green light for Auckland road pricing is a breakthrough for a city blighted by political bickering
The government's change of heart on charging for use of Auckland roads at last releases the handbrake on planning for the region's transport future, writes Matt Lowrie.
Opinion: The government wants more electric vehicles on NZ roads. But the plan to let them drive in bus lanes can only throw improvements in bus services into reverse, writes Matt Lowrie.