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Topic # 150606 28-Jul-2014 12:48
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Hi There!

Does anyone know what's happening at the top of Queen St at the Bridge and surrounding areas?

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Reply # 1097038 28-Jul-2014 12:50
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its so disappointing to see they removed all that parking out there. 


what do these planners even think? 


Oh lets remove free parking for the 5 extra people who walk , during the day.



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  Reply # 1097041 28-Jul-2014 12:53
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sep11guy: its so disappointing to see they removed all that parking out there. 


what do these planners even think? 


Oh lets remove free parking for the 5 extra people who walk , during the day.


So is that what is happening? It's moving to metered parking?


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  Reply # 1097043 28-Jul-2014 12:56
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it was always metered / paid parking, but now there is no space to park. there is just extra road and more pedestrian way. 



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  Reply # 1097085 28-Jul-2014 13:25
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sep11guy: it was always metered / paid parking, but now there is no space to park. there is just extra road and more pedestrian way. 




Many planners are very anti-car and want to remove or meter car parks and reduce lanes.

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  Reply # 1097095 28-Jul-2014 13:33
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Maybe the new cycleway

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  Reply # 1097165 28-Jul-2014 15:18
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It's a new cyclepath going in .. for all those thou..hun...doz... ummm ... "the" cyclist, that goes along that road.




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  Reply # 1097171 28-Jul-2014 15:21
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Mark: It's a new cyclepath going in .. for all those thou..hun...doz... ummm ... "the" cyclist, that goes along that road.



LOL Love it. I always think you'd have to be near suicidal to cycle in Auckland, let alone during Winter in the rain. 

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  Reply # 1097180 28-Jul-2014 15:27
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Mark: It's a new cyclepath going in .. for all those thou..hun...doz... ummm ... "the" cyclist, that goes along that road.



What's next, arguing against all new railway lines because trains don't run along routes where there are no railway lines? :P

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  Reply # 1097188 28-Jul-2014 15:40
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that is actually awesome. I used to bike in from Massey - there is now a really decent off road cycle route for 95% of the journey all the way to the grafton bridge - then it is a death zone.

Anything that extends the route further is awesome.

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  Reply # 1097195 28-Jul-2014 15:50
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wasabi2k: that is actually awesome. I used to bike in from Massey - there is now a really decent off road cycle route for 95% of the journey all the way to the grafton bridge - then it is a death zone.

Anything that extends the route further is awesome.


I couldn't agree more - I used to cycle in from Ranui, which was pretty safe until you reached town and the traffic, particularly buses.  Riding down a hill in the rain (I happily rode in what ever the whether) and bring cutoff by several tons of public transport when you breaks don't work to well because of the water isn't the best way to start a work day.  Mind you going down Franklin road was always a buzz!

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  Reply # 1097207 28-Jul-2014 16:14
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timbosan:
wasabi2k: that is actually awesome. I used to bike in from Massey - .


I couldn't agree more - I used to cycle in from Ranui,!



Lot of past tense there ... I wonder what the stats really are for cyclists using the cycleway ?


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sidefx:
Mark: It's a new cyclepath going in .. for all those thou..hun...doz... ummm ... "the" cyclist, that goes along that road.



What's next, arguing against all new railway lines because trains don't run along routes where there are no railway lines? :P


I wish they would trade that weird idea of the City Rail Link to a rail network that actually went to such distant and exotic places as "North Shore" and "Albany" :-)

gzt

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  Reply # 1097222 28-Jul-2014 16:23
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I used to do some of that route. I'm happy to see it made easier. Every time one of these things goes in the numbers using it increase. Even for irregular users it's a good sunny day option or once a week cycle/run option to work.

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  Reply # 1097254 28-Jul-2014 17:19
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The city rail link is needed before rail to the north Shore or Albany. The crl opens up capacity across the network so you can cross the Waitamata or Manakau harbors in future. The northern busway is already a success, Sadly the extension to grade separate the next section north was cancelled by NZTA and treasury last week.

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  Reply # 1097365 28-Jul-2014 19:10
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Mark:
timbosan:
wasabi2k: that is actually awesome. I used to bike in from Massey - .


I couldn't agree more - I used to cycle in from Ranui,!



Lot of past tense there ... I wonder what the stats really are for cyclists using the cycleway ?



Unfortunately a change of job meant it was not possible to cycle in - I worked at Telecom at the time and they have excellent bike and shower facilities; the place I moved to was in Greenlane and not a shower in sight.  But I would definitely take it up again.  It is amazing how much money you save - no parking, no petrol, no gym fees, and actually how much quicker it was to cycle home than to drive.

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