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Better Transport

Better Transport

Easy access, environmental concerns and public transport options are all very important to Business North Harbour.

We will actively represent your interests, but also require your input and engagement through all consultation processes concerning the growing infrastructure demands within in the area. 

We work in partnership with Auckland Transport and NZTA amongst others to develop initiatives to ensure that North Harbour remains a desirable place to work, live and relax. In order to actively represent your interests, we need your input and engagement through all consultation processes concerning our area's increasing infrastructure demands. 

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have transport-related information - anything from freight difficulties to yellow lines or congestion. We are here to help with possible solutions to your transport issues. 

Reduce Congestion

Business North Harbour members have reported concerns around congestion in the area. As a result we have introduced, in collaboration with key stakeholders, the following key initiatives.

Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras are located within the Business Improvement District at key enter and exit points, providing a live feed of real-time traffic conditions you check before you leave home or the office. 

To organise your journey and help you choose the most efficient route, click the location below:

Have you considered your transport options?

Get in touch with us and let us help you plan your journey! Click to register for a travel plan. 


Parking Solutions

The North Harbour area is at near maximum parking capacity due to employment numbers exceeding available parking spaces. Together with Auckland Transport, Business North Harbour is working to find solutions for local businesses with employees who may be leaving home earlier to beat the rush and find a car park. Here are a few options for you:

  • Use public transport - contact us as we have a limited 2 week FREE trial* with AT HOP
  • Carpooling - download the SMART TRAVEL APP that connects you to other travellers
  • Finding other available car parks - ask surrounding businesses if they have available space.
  • Cycling - feeling a bit rusty? Auckland Transport organise free bike training sessions. Click here to book
  • Walking
  • Investing in a scooter or motorbike

*Contact Sarah for your AT HOP card (terms and conditions apply): sarah@businessnh.org.nz

Remember you won't just be saving money - you'll be more environmentally friendly too!

 

Employer Resources: Travel planning for business

We can assist local businesses, and companies relocating to the North Harbour Business Improvement District by creating travel plans for employees.

Travel planning for employees can help to improve reliability, ease apprehensions over changes to their daily commute, and demonstrates a commitment to employee satisfaction.

Find out more...

Electric Vehicles & Bikes


If you want to stay ahead in business, it's time to go electric. Reduce the running costs of your business vehicles and reduce your carbon emissions from transport by 80%. 

The Government has an electric vehicle programme to accelerate both domestic and business uptake.

Interested in learning more?

 

Cycling is a great fleet option for businesses. Trial the world’s lightest electric bikes with Auckland Transport.

Electric bikes are bicycles with a small electric motor that assist the rider's pedal-power. They are increasing in popularity and number.

E-bikes have many advantages:

  •     Allow every employee to conquer the hills of Auckland without breaking a sweat.
  •     Rechargeable batteries that provide a low cost alternative to fleet vehicles and taxis
  •     Reduced fleet car parking requirements.
  •     They are clean and green.

We can arrange a free introductory workshop through Auckland Transport for your business and discounted hire for a trial period. 

For standard push bikes, AT offer bikes and equipment to trial for one month to make it easy for your business to trial cycling during business hours.

Ask for an electric bike trial

Flexiworking

Flexible working gives people the opportunity change their hours, days or the location where they work. Flexi-working allows people to work remotely, avoid travelling in peak hour traffic and work around personal commitments.

It doesn’t have to be a permanent or daily arrangement, flexi-working just 1 or 2 days a week could be a great choice if it fits with your business or work schedule.

What are the benefits?

Flexi-working allows employees to better manage workloads and personal commitments, which means:

  • Reduced stress levels.
  • Lower absenteeism.
  • Happier staff with increased job satisfaction.
  • Lower staff turnover.

Commuting to work can be stressful. Travelling outside of peak hours and working from home can help to reduce stress and peak congestion. It can also benefit the environment and the economy. 

 

Examples of flexi-working

  • Working from home or another location (satellite office), also known as teleworking.
  • Working a non-standard week (Tuesday to Saturday).
  • Flexible working hours (variable start/finish times, a compressed working week, for example, a nine day fortnight).
  • Job sharing.
  • Taking time off in lieu of extra hours worked.                              
  • Swapping shifts.

Technology makes it easy

  • There's a range of technology available to allow staff and their workplaces to telework, stay connected with colleagues and access business information. Most staff need nothing more than a computer compatible with their workplace system and a broadband connection.
  • Most companies have secure access arrangements, check out your company’s policy and procedures with your Information Technology department.

Find out more about flexi-working policies on the Business NZ website

Safety and Access

This area of Business North Harbour’s operations affects everyone working, living, visiting or studying within the North Harbour Business Improvement District. 

Ease of access is a main focus of Business North Harbour, as we aim to improve access to and from the industrial estate. We will continue to advocate on your behalf, and work with Auckland Transport and NZTA to develop comprehensive plans for main arterial routes such as Constellation Drive, Rosedale Road and Apollo Drive. 

We aim to gain understanding of the mid-term to long-term plans for these routes so that businesses and property owners can plan with confidence, and there is minimal impact on their day-to-day operations. 

To read more about submissions that we have made to Auckland Transport please see documents below:

Road Updates


  • Road Closures and Updates are regularly posted to our news page

Current Projects

  • Park ’n’ Ride overflow: Discussions are underway with Auckland Transport and Parkway businesses. Business North Harbour has conducted bus patron surveys. 
  • SH1 & Upper Harbour Highway Upgrade
  • Constellation Drive
    • Eastbound: Signage highlighting that the Clearway only applies from 7am-9am.
    • Westbound: Increase clearway area from 4pm-6pm.
  • Douglas Alexander Parade
    • 9 Douglas Alexander Parade: Approved by Auckland Transport to replace street surface-contractors to complete.
    • 13 Douglas Alexander Parade:  Yellow lines approved by Auckland Transport-to be completed in April.
  • Apollo Drive: Two options for pedestrian crossings - Auckland Transport reviewing.
  • Rosedale & Triton Intersection: Auckland Transport to conduct a survey.
  • Omega Drive: General speeding and 'boy racers' over the weekends-Auckland Transport currently reviewing, and will conduct a survey.

Completed Projects

  • Intersection of Rosedale and Triton 
  • Hockey sticks for the street - William Pickering Drive
  • Tawa Drive - the need for a sign to notify drivers that there is a clearway ahead -(enabling users to use both lanes).
  • The removal of 3 car parks before 46 Tawa Dr, to increase the restricted visibility
  • Yellow lines on the corners of Triton and Canaveral
  • Picnic tables in the park - Douglas Alexander
  • Remarking road after road reseal - Henry Rose Place and Tawa/Rosedale Roundabout
  • Hockey sticks on Miro Place as there has been an increase in cars parked due to the clearway on Tawa Drive. 
  • Apollo Drive, Arrenway Drive and Orbit Drive: Safety concern and emergency vehicle accessibility at roundabouts - Yellow lines completed.
  • Piermark Drive: Containers and trailers left on road have been removed and the area will be monitored.
  • Ceres Court: Real estate signs that were reducing visibility have been removed.
  • Constellation Drive: Traffic Lights: Change of sequence at peak times to be reviewed.​

  • Tawa Drive: Clearway has been approved by Auckland Transport-contractors to complete.
  • Pedestrian Refuges on Apollo and Orbit Drive 

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