Redesigning the Transit Network #CitiesSkylines Style. Lessons for Auckland

Could Cities Skylines transit network redesign offer hints for Auckland’s poor accessibility to transit?   Yesterday a paper was released by MRCageny on accessibility to transit and basically how Auckland’s accessibility let alone equity to transit sucked. The paper can be found in the Tweet below and I’ll write on this more extensively next month after the Summer Series concludes: New Research! Public transportation accessibility: … Continue reading Redesigning the Transit Network #CitiesSkylines Style. Lessons for Auckland

San Solaria Going Green Continues #CitiesSkylines

New Green policy continues I speak Green in Twitter I follow Green on #CitiesSkylines.  As shown in San Solaria Leads the Way in Low Carbon Future San Solaria gets 95% of its power from green sources while 1/3 of the Districts are ‘Green’ Districts  and several more following E-cars for residents.   The last week I have been developing up Solarian Ranges after completing the last of … Continue reading San Solaria Going Green Continues #CitiesSkylines

San Solaria Leads the Way in Low Carbon Future

95% of power from clean sources – sodding incinerators hold up the rest   Emissions free power or close to it. I talk about and advocate for it but do I lead by example within #CitiesSkylines?   This graph is from San Solaria City on where its electricity comes from: If you wanted it in pure numbers: Hydro from two dams: 400MW Wave from two … Continue reading San Solaria Leads the Way in Low Carbon Future

Trans City vs Local District Transit. #CitiesSkylines Lessons for Auckland

Final Part of the Series (Part 6) in Lessons for Auckland   In my ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. Lessons for Auckland post I had mentioned the two types of tram systems I run: Four new tram lines were built with two connecting to the wider city and two travelling within the area forming a City Link type circuit. The photos below are of City … Continue reading Trans City vs Local District Transit. #CitiesSkylines Lessons for Auckland

ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. Lessons for Auckland

Part Four – Moving Through the New Urban Form In Lessons for Auckland Ctd – Proof is in the Pudding: From Motorway to a Place People Love. #CitiesSkylines we see how the urban form established itself from what was a motorway to a new urban area mixed with residential and commerce. The question is how to move everyone around this new area and how do we connect … Continue reading ALL ABOARD. Light Rail Moving You Around. Lessons for Auckland

Lessons for Auckland Ctd – Proof is in the Pudding: From Motorway to a Place People Love. #CitiesSkylines

Part Three – The Urban Form Established   Where a motorway once was is now a thriving urban area that connects the City Centre up to the main urban area in San Solaria City. Putting down some side streets, a lane way or five, building the tram line and placing down some Government buildings marked the coming of age of an area that was once … Continue reading Lessons for Auckland Ctd – Proof is in the Pudding: From Motorway to a Place People Love. #CitiesSkylines