Rail improvements integral to Auckland's future
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 8:58a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Auckland's waterfront is the centre of discussions on the city’s future again today.
The area has been in the news for good and bad reasons recently. It was where Valerie Adams was given her gold medal, but it has also been controversial and a NZ Herald poll shows the vast majority of Aucklanders want more made of the water-side space.
Auckland mayor Len Brown says the rejuvenation of places such as the Wynyard Quarter along with the creation of buildings such as The Cloud have more Aucklanders going to their waterfront.
“Aucklanders do love being back at their waterfront, they are giving us total support to go for the big changes down there and they are loving it,” he told Firstline this morning.
Mr Brown says Auckland needs to focus on improving its public transport – and this is something his council is working on.
“The plan is afoot, we know what we want to do, we are already started on the city rail tunnel,” he says.
Mr Brown says the Government has been involved in discussions on improving the rail network and is confident they will support the council’s plans.
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9/10/2012 6:49:44 p.m.
of course public transport is needed to let the city grow gracefully. Cars cant go into most cities around the world what makes us think Auckland is going to be any different. People in Huntly will have to find jobs in South Auckland etc when they cant get jobs in Huntly anymore so rail is the most practical for those trips. inner city rail should link up to all train routes by bus and more train lines will be needed and last time I looked Auckland is still way cheaper than most cities including Australian cities in overall cost of living and quality of living
9/10/2012 8:44:29 a.m.
Aucklands population growth is inflated. Baby boomers with properties over 500k wont be able to afford the rates. Rates will be doubling evry decade. Auckland waterfront just cant expand for any supposed global upturn. English said the recessions likely to last 25 years. The loop wont reduce traffic flow as punters are not using the CBD as a end stop, but as a transit point,=and dropping their darlings of at school. Traffic flow in the CBD drops significantly during the school holidays. A few benificaries will be forced to relocate to cities. Aucklands CBD population will be foreign students.
24/09/2012 12:15:47 p.m.
I agree Len we do want to improve the Auckland waterfront area particularly by freeing up some of those wharves. But we don't want to spend Billions building a rail system project suited to Tokyo and London. The bus subsidy per passenger is much less plus they run more frequently. Lets think smarter and keep the rates affordable. You want to create the most livable city in the world... however that does need to be affordable, and a place where people aren't tied up in red tape.
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