Here is extended drone footage by piloted by Steve Hathaway of Hill Street traffic over a three week period. As you can see, the intersection is temperamental to even low traffic flows, with gridlock causing long queues. #research #congestion #peak
To view the original article on Stuff.co.nz, please click here. Drone footage of the Hill Street intersection over the past fortnight, including during Labour Weekend. The fullscreen feature does not work on this page but does work at the original link above. Labour Weekend sprung upon Auckland - and left it's bad traffic behind. The infamous Warkworth Hill Street intersection was yet again a nightmare for people travelling up north for the long weekend. Hundreds of people we
Newsletter #5 - 20 October 2016 Wow! What a week! We got the first of our billboards up (another will be erected for this weekend), Steve Hathaway has gathered some great drone footage so far, the documentary crew filmed us over the weekend, and the worst traffic weekend of the year starts on Friday! We’ll be out in force to collect data and footage. A BIG THANK YOU Thank you to Leigh at ECM Signs and our donors for getting our billboards made. The billboard campaign we have
The survey plan for the Hill Street intersection has changed little since formed in 1924. The formation of Brown Road and the construction of the Shoesmith Bridge completed in 1954. Millstream Place was built in 1971.
Newsletter #4 - 13 October 2016 Sorry for publishing the newsletter later than usual. We've had a surge in subscriptions today and we wanted to make sure that everyone was kept up to date with developments. Our team has been very busy in the past week and some real progress has been made. We were out monitoring traffic patterns during the Kowhai Festival and comparing our research with Auckland Transport data. Chris Murphy, who is chair of One Warkworth (formerly the Warkwort
To visit the original article, please click here. Getting through Warkworth can have its tribulations. The discovery that 18 traffic light poles have been put in to control a Christchurch intersection intrigued many readers, so we thought it would be interesting to look at other places where the meeting of roads is complicated. Starting with probably the country's best known convergence of motorways - "Spaghetti Junction", or more formally the Central Motorway Junction, on th
Newsletter #3 - 6 October 2016 There is a real buzz amongst our team as the momentum has started to build. We are acutely aware that, while all our gears are in motion, Hill Street regularly grinds to a halt. We've been covered in the media in response to the proposed trial of safety improvements at Elizabeth Street. What the news pieces didn't cover is our concern that all the short term tweaks don't appear to be part of an integrated solution. We ask, what will happen next
To view the original article please click here. The latest quick fix to the Hill St intersection is "lose-lose-lose" for residents, proponents says. Auckland Transport (AT) and New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are investigating interim improvements to Warkworth's Hill Street intersection. A trial that is said to be in place before Christmas will involve the banning of turning right onto Elizabeth Street in the hope to reduce one set of traffic movements and help vehicles m