Auckland Harbour Bridge - supporting evidence for a 17,000 vpd reduction to facilitate an Active Mode Lane

Richard Young made this Official Information request to New Zealand Transport Agency

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From: Richard Young

Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,

A17,000vpd reduction of traffic on the Auckland Harbour Bridge (AHB) was stated by NZTA in November 2021 reports and now widely quoted as the reduction in traffic required to avoid wider network impacts caused by a one lane Active Mode trial on the AHB.

Please can you therefore provide the reports that state this 17,000vpd figure and ALL supporting documents / communications / calculations (digital / written) that were used to determine that 17,000 vpd figure.

Please also provide any communications / documents that raised questions on the 17,000vpd figure.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Young

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Kia ora Richard

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
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has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before
16^th September 2022.

 

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Kia ora Richard,

 

Thank you for your email of 19 August 2022 requesting information under
the Official Information Act. To help Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to
respond to your request, it would be helpful if you are please able to
clarify the following aspect of your request:

              Please also provide any communications/documents that raised
questions on the 17,000vpd figure.

 

It would be helpful to know the following:

o A timeframe for the information you are requesting
o It would be helpful if you are please able to identify whether you
would like internal communications only, or if you would require
communications from any third parties.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss this
further.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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Kia ora Richard

 

We are following up from the below email.

 

Could you please clarify your request for us so we assist further.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Official Correspondence
Sent: Monday, 29 August 2022 9:43 am
To: Richard Young <[FOI #20297 email]>
Subject: OIA-10818 CLARIFICATION OF REQUEST

 

Kia ora Richard,

 

Thank you for your email of 19 August 2022 requesting information under
the Official Information Act. To help Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to
respond to your request, it would be helpful if you are please able to
clarify the following aspect of your request:

              Please also provide any communications/documents that raised
questions on the 17,000vpd figure.

 

It would be helpful to know the following:

o A timeframe for the information you are requesting
o It would be helpful if you are please able to identify whether you
would like internal communications only, or if you would require
communications from any third parties.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss this
further.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Richard Young

Dear Official Correspondence,

My responses to you request for clarification are added below:-

NZTA > A timeframe for the information you are requesting.
RESPONSE > Without seeing the when the requested reports were written is is not possible for me to predict when the 17,000vpd figure was first derived - so I do not consider this to be a valid reason for delaying your response. However, to provide a clear start date for you providing relevant information please use 1/1/2019 onwards.

NZTA > It would be helpful if you are please able to identify whether you would like internal communications only, or if you would require communications from any third parties.

RESPONSE > I believe that my original request is clear, it relates to "the reports that state this 17,000vpd figure and ALL supporting documents / communications / calculations (digital / written) that were used to determine that 17,000 vpd figure." Under the OIA if they are in your possession then there require to be disclosed - irrespective of originator (subject to normal OIA rules).

Yours sincerely,

Richard Young

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Kia ora Richard

 

Please find attached a letter advising of an extension to your request of
19 August 2022 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

A response will now be sent to you on or before  17 October 2022.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Richard Young

Dear Official Correspondence,

This is a simple request for information from 9th August that you have widely relied on and you are now delaying a reply until 17th October. Due to the increasing public interest in this and the very public statements made by one of the Auckland Council Mayoral candidates around the subject please treat this under urgency and respond within the next 5 working days.
Yours sincerely,

Richard Young

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