June 04, 2020
We’ve been thinking….Sophia Chen, a Senior Transportation Planner, at Flow shares her thoughts with us about the “effects” of projects from a transportation planning and traffic engineering point of view. “As transportation engineers and planners, we prepare Transport Assessments to support our client’s resource consents and plan changes applications. We need to understand the consent processing under the RMA and in particular its effects-based planning approach and what the RMA seeks to achieve.
We need to know:
Do you consider in your assessments that effects can be:
Do you also consider the positive effects of your project? Of course, we should assess the adverse effects. But equally important, is to outline the positive effects if the project does have some. Don’t be hesitate to be positive!”
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We’ve been thinking …..Michael Jongeneel, shares his thoughts with us about transport equity across Auckland, using Census travel to work data. “It seems that cycling to work has grown rapidly within central Auckland over the past few years, but other parts of the city are being left behind. Many of those areas where cycling rates are falling are the areas that most need healthier, lower cost travel options. How can we do more to bring cycling to those communities that need it most?” At Flow, we can discuss with you the various ways to encourage more cycling through education, infrastructure, encouragement and enlightenment!
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