Mt Wellington Interchange improvements - methodology behind pedestrian demand

Damian Light made this Official Information request to Auckland Transport

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From: Damian Light

Dear Auckland Transport,

According the the Auckland Transport projects page, there are improvements being made to the Mt Wellington Interchange (NOP1819-012b).

Twice within the Community Feedback section it is stated that AT "investigations have shown that no pedestrian desire line was observed at this location". It also states twice that AT "will look at improvements to pedestrian connections in the future once demand increases."

I would like to understand the methodology used to determine the "absence of noted demand":

a) what was the methodology used? If there is a policy/procedure/guideline that would be helpful, otherwise a written description of the process used including any quantitative or qualitative components.

b) where else is this methodology used in Auckland, New Zealand and/or worldwide?

c) how this methodology compares to that used to estimate vehicle demands? Particularly in reference to margin of error or accuracy.

d) all documents relating to the methodology used for this project (NOP1819-012b) including (although not limited to) research, data capture and surveys undertaken.

e) what level of demand would be required in this area to initiate "improvements to pedestrian connections in the future"?

Yours faithfully,

Damian Light

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Auckland Transport

Kia ora Damian,

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official
information dated 8 June 2021 about Mt Wellington Interchange

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than
6 July 2021, which is 20 working days after the day your request was
received. If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will
notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Varsha, who is one of our LGOIMA Business
partner. If you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09)
355 3553 during business hours, quoting Local Government Official
Information request number CAS-385494-L7K4W9.

Ngâ mihi,

Simran | Customer Care Coordinator
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | F 09 355 3550


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Attachment Auckland Transport CAS 385494 L7K4W9.pdf
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Attachment Mt Wellington Interchange Peds Survey Sep 2018.xlsx
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Kia ora Damian 


I’ve attached the official information you asked for

On 8/06/2021 you asked for information about Mount Wellington Interchange


I’ve attached a response by Melanie Alexander, who is our Acting Group
Manager for Network Management. 


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Auckland Transport

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