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.
The final girder of the newest walking and cycling bridge on the North Shore was lifted into place over the Northern Motorway at Spencer Road in Albany on Monday night.
Drive with care
The red girders are very impressive however motorists are advised to keep their eyes on the road when approaching the bridge especially during the morning peak from Albany.
Opening scheduled for early 2019
Finishing touches will be made to the bridge and a shared path will be added to each entrance before the bridge is planned to open to the public in early 2019.
For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/tirohanga-whanui
The new North Harbour BMX facility is progressing well and is scheduled to open in November.
The final layers of Sic Surface will be laid, and work to install kerbing and lay asphalt for the car park will be done in the next couple of weeks. Electrical work and a roof are the final touches that need to be made to the 5m and 8m ramp. The decking and roof for the club house is also well underway.
For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/north-harbour-bmx
Auckland Transport launched changes to its North Shore bus services and timetables on Sunday 30 September.
Visit the Auckland Transport website to find out what those changes mean for you.
Image: The project team have completed temporary extensions to the southbound platform at Constellation Station to accommodate the changes to the North Shore bus services. Further upgrades are planned to begin in 2019.
This project will provide better links for Northern Motorway (SH1) travellers in Auckland and improve transport options on the North Shore for freight, cars, pedestrians and cyclists. It includes a new motorway connection between SH1 and SH18, opening up access to the Western Ring Route and airport.
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View all updates on Northern Corridor Improvements Project by clicking HERE
Please Note: The Northern Corridor Improvements Project will be lowering Rosedale Road underneath the Northern Motorway by approx. 1.5m to allow additional headroom for larger vehicles such as trucks and buses. This work will require a full closure of Rosedale Road between Tawa Drive and Triton Drive with detours in place. The work is programmed between Thursday 3 January and Sunday 13 January 2019
The new facility will be something that our community can be proud of. It will provide international standard facilities for our clubs, competitions, schools and Association programmes, including our regional HEART Academy. The facility will also provide a training base for the Vantage Black Sticks.
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Business North Harbour will keep you updated on the latest developments with the Rosedale Bus Station project. You can also visit the NZTA website to find out more.
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The design team has been busy refining the key design elements and progressing work on the architecture and station facilities. Key features that have been incorporated include a new mezzanine floor that will connect to platforms on either side of the busway lanes, making it safer and easier for customers to reach their platforms to board the Northern Express services. For cyclists, undercover secure bike parking facilities have been incorporated in at least two locations to encourage more people to cycle to the station.
All technical experts are still working through the various assessments to better understand how the station may affect the neighbouring land, environment, traffic and community. All these reports will feed into the consent application, still on track to be lodged later this year.
AT has been working on a Parking Strategy based on the parking survey that was undertaken in late March/early April 2017. The study area was within an 800m radius from the bus station. The results were fairly predictable with a 90% average peak time weekday occupancy and 83% of parking usage is classified as ‘long-stay’ (four hours or more). From this data and in line with AT’s Parking Strategy from 2015, AT are working on a priced parking scenario that could be designed to allow for short-term free or low cost parking to encourage business users, or alternatively a parking price cap to allow people to park all day at a reasonable price. AT will work with Business North Harbour, the Local Board and wider community to agree on a viable solution at least one-year prior to the planned opening of the new Rosedale Busway Station.
Local bus feeder services
Approximately one-year before the Rosedale Busway Station is complete, the bus network will be reviewed and further changes will be made. This will be supported by consultation and feedback from the local community and stakeholders with a view to re-routing and improving bus services to the new station.
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.
Auckland Transport implemented a new bus network on the North Shore, Warkworth and Kowhai Coast.
Plan your trip by checking out Auckland Transport's Journey Planner.
Get in touch with us and let us help you plan your journey! Click to register for a travel plan.
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:
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Remember you won't just be saving money - you'll be more environmentally friendly too!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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
Technology makes it easy
Find out more about flexi-working policies on the Business NZ website
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:
Mecari Way - Signalised Pedestrian Crossing - 16 May 2018
Proposed Rosedale Busway Station - 14 March 2018
Corinthian Drive Roundabout - Pedestrian Safety - 27 November 2017
Albany Highway / Rothwell Avenue - Pedestrian and Cyclist Crossign Signalisation - 20 November 2017
Albany Paid Parking Zone - 29 May 2017
Apollo Drive Yellow Lines from bus stop outside 110 to 112 - 30 November 2016
Apollo Drive and Orbit Drive Pedestrian Facilities - 9 March 2016
Clearway on Constellation Drive - 24 August 2016
Apollo/Orbit Drive Pedestrian Crossing - 9 March 2016
Constellation Drive: Traffic Lights: Change of sequence at peak times to be reviewed.