Auckland City Centre Future Access

Growth
26,000 per year for the last 20 years By 2041: • Over 700,000 more people • 400,000 more dwellings • City centre and city fringe residents numbers double to 140,000 • City centre and city fringe employee numbers doubling to over 200,000 • City Centre tertiary student numbers grow by 30% to 72,000

Demand Supply Options
2041 Morning Period Public Transport Demand to City Centre

Traffic Speed
• Growth and delayed investment slows speed in next 10 years • Integrated option includes improved surface bus • Surface bus takes road space • CRL maintains speeds after 2021

Strategic Option Assessment
• CRL has the strongest strategic fit when assessed against recognised transport criteria

85,000

Only option to meet demand
Estimated Demand

Worst Poor Better Best

Public Transport Passenger Demand

80,000

Average city centre speeds morning peak hour
18 16

Option Assessment
Criteria
2010 2021 2041

Surface Bus Underground Underground (SB) Bus Rail (CRL)

Integrated (CRL+SB)

75,000

Population growth to 2041 (30yr)
2,500,000 2,000,000

Effect on city centre access Impact on wider regional movement Improving economic performance & potential Reducing impacts on environment & amenity Implementation costs and difficulty

70,000

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2011 Population Growth to 2041

Speed (kph)

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Population

65,000

1,500,000

60,000

1,000,000

500,000

55,000

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Comparative Benefit/Cost Ratio
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Auckland’s city centre bus network in 2041
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More than 100 buses/hr has negative traffic effect • >250 buses on Symonds Street • >150 buses on Wellesley Street, Fanshawe Street and Beach Road • >75 buses on Victoria Street • >100 buses on K-Road, Grafton Road and Grafton Bridge

NZTA policy (30yr, 8% discount rate) Auckland Council policy (60yr, 5.67% discount rate)

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Surface Bus (SB)

Underground Bus

Underground Rail (CRL)

Integrated (CRL+SB)

Next Steps
The integrated solution is the only one to meet growth and demand. Future work is: • Detailed business case • Optimisation • Revenue/Funding/Construction

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