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Disability Forum 29 August 2013

Disability forum: Trading in Public Places bylaw review and Signage bylaw review

  • Date: 29 August 2013
  • Venue: Recreation Centre, Awhina House, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, 545 Parnell Road (Parkside Entrance. Parking is behind the Jubilee Building. Entry to the Recreation Centre is from the car park). 
  • Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

Do all businesses in Auckland keep the pavements clear so you can navigate them easily with your cane or wheelchair? Do you have any feedback for Auckland Council and Auckland Transport about how bylaws could improve our streetscape?

The Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are reviewing the regulations that relate to trading in public places and signage as part of the wider bylaw review project.

The purpose of the review is to look at the existing regulations and develop two new bylaws to control the use of signage and trading in public places in Auckland.

The reviews aim to identify common issues with signage and trading and identify the most appropriate means to address those issues.  Where necessary we will develop bylaws (Auckland Transport and Auckland Council) to protect the public from nuisance, maintain public safety and amenity and minimise potential offence as a result of unregulated signage and trading activities.

As part of the review we would like to engage with disabled people in the early stages of the project to gather information on the following:

  • What issues do disable people experience related to signage and the activity of trading in public places eg the placing of: signs on the footpath, tables and chairs outside cafes
  • how existing forms of regulation work
  • what does not work
  • what are common issues for disabled people relating to signage and trading in public places
  • what should the new bylaws address

A three hour workshop has been set up for Thursday 29 August from 10am until 1pm at the Recreation Centre, Awhina House, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind at 545 Parnell Road (Parkside Entrance. Parking is behind the Jubilee Building. Entry to the Recreation Centre is from the car park).

The venue has level access with onsite car parking, including accessible car parks and accessible bathroom facilities.  A PA system will be used.

Morning tea will be provided

New Zealand  Sign Language Interpreters have been booked for the forum.  please confirm if you will need the Interpreters by Thursday 22 August by emailing Kristin Spyve or Rebekah Stuart- Wilson.

Please RSVP for the forum. Can you please RSVP to Kristin Spyve or Rebekah Stuart- Wilson on the below contact details by Thursday 22 August.

Kristin Spyve

Rebekah Stuart- Wilson

Please also contact Kristin or Rebekah to discuss any other access needs.

An agenda for the forum will be emailed to all registered participants on Monday 26 August.
Recreation Centre, Awhina House,
545 Parnell Road, Parnell 1052 (Parkside entrance)

Link to google maps to show the location

Changes to Auckland Public Transport Network: Have Your Say South Auckland

Over the next few years Auckland Transport is moving to a simpler, more integrated new public transport network for Auckland.

The New Network will change the way people travel. It is a region wide public transport network which is proposed to deliver bus services at least every 15 minutes throughout the day, seven days a week on major routes between the hours of 7am to 7pm.

It will allow more passengers to simply ‘turn up and go’ rather than planning trips around a timetable, offering Aucklanders more flexible travel options over large parts of the city all day, every day.

Due to the scale of change, consultation and implementation for the New Network has been broken into several phases. The process is starting with South Auckland’s network and will soon begin consultation.

To help you understand what the New Network will mean for you, we’ve released a video guide. You can view it here: http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/newnetwork

Have your say

Consulting on the New Network for public transport in South Auckland

Consultation runs from Wednesday 19 June to 4pm Friday 2 August.

To find out more, come along to an open day near you. Check out the dates and times below. Representatives will also be out and about in the streets and shopping centres sharing information too.

Other parts of Auckland will be consulted on over the next few years and detailed route maps for those areas will then be available. Between 19 June and 2 August only feedback on the Southern Network is being sought.

Locations Dates Times

Papakura Crossroads Church

  • 25 Broadway, Papakura Saturday
  • 13 July 10am to 5pm

Manurewa Library

  • 7 Hill Road, Manurewa Monday
  • 15 July 10am to 7pm

Mangere

  • Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Leisure Centre
  • 14 Waddon Place (Corner Mascot Ave and Waddon Place) Tuesday
  • 16 July 12 to 7.30pm

Papatoetoe Town Hall

  • 35 St George Street, Papatoetoe Wednesday
  • 17 July 10am to 8pm

Manukau

  • Manukau Room, Auckland Council Civic Building
  • 31 Manukau Station Road (formerly Wiri Station Road) Thursday
  • 18 July 10.30am to 8pm

Otara Market

  • Community Centre
  • Newbury Street, Otara Saturday
  • 20 July 7am to 4pm

Otahuhu Recreation Centre

  • Fairburn Reserve, 30 Mason Ave, Otahuhu Thursday
  • 25 July 10am to 7.30pm

Onehunga Community Centre

  • Jackson & Yates Room
  • 83 Church Street, Onehunga Saturday
  • 27 July 10am to 5pm

Southern New Network launch

Attend the consultation launch with Mayor Len Brown

To open the consultation and get things going, Mayor Len Brown will join the community at Mangere Town Centre. All are welcome, so come along to find out more about the New Network, and to be the first to have your say.

  • What:  Southern Consultation Launch
  • When:  10am to 5pm, Wednesday 19 June
  • Where:  Mangere Town Centre (in the mall)

The Mayor will be there from 2pm to 3pm

Changes to Auckland Public Transport

Auckland City Council wants to make people aware that there will be physical changes to their local station when using public transport in Auckland.

As part of the changes currently being carried out by Auckland Transport, there will be new ticket and top up machines and electronic gates appearing at rail stations, bus way stations and ferry wharves across the city.

The Auckland Integrated Fares System will be going live towards the beginning of next year, so the machine and gates which are currently being installed, are not yet in operation.

Electronic gates

The work to install electronic gates has already begun the Newmarket station and will soon begin at the Britomart station. Gates will also be installed on Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 1 from 2013 and there are plans for more rail stations to have these gates in the future.

At Newmarket Station, there are two sets of gates, one row of five as you enter from Remuera Road and a set of three as you access the platforms from Station Square. At Britomart station, the gates will be on the platform level at the East and West entrances.

Please note these gates are not currently in operation, and will remain in an `open’ position until they are activated in 2013.

When these gates are activated, HOP customers will tag their valid HOP card enabling the gates to open and allowing the customer to travel through. Passengers using paper tickets will need to use the manual gates situated at the end of the electronic gates, which will be manned by a train station staff member e the staff member by the manual gates. There will be audio and visual cues to indicate a successful or unsuccessful HOP card tag-on or tag-off. The machine will beep and flash a green light for a successful tag-on or tag-off. An unsuccessful tag or error will be presented with a different beep and a red light. Cards loaded with a concession will have a double beep and an amber line to indicate the concession.

The dimensions of these gates are as follows: 1020 mm height and each individual gate will be 1200 mm wide and 1900 mm deep.

Ticket and top up machines

Large self-service machines used to top up HOP cards or buy single fare paper tickets are currently being installed on all railway platforms, however these machines are not yet in operation. They will also appear at bus stations at a later date.

The dimensions of the self-serve machine are 1800 mm height, 900 mm width and 570 mm depth. In most stations they will be placed as near to shelters or existing structures as possible.

The ticket and top-up machines will become active later in 2012 and into 2013. They will have a vision impaired mode that has been developed in close consultation with RNZFB and ABC. Further information on the use of the vision impaired mode will follow closer to the installation date.

Hop Card Reader

Medium sized pillars for customers to tag-on and tag-off at the start and end of their journey are being installed at rail stations and ferry wharfs, but are not yet in operation.

The dimensions of the machine are as follows: Height 1070 mm, width 230 mm, depth 120 mm. In most stations they will be placed as near to shelters or existing structures as possible.

When these readers are active, passengers must `tag-on and tag-off’ to avoid a penalty fare. There will be audio and visual cues to indicate a successful or unsuccessful tag-on or tag-off. The machine will beep and flash a green light for a successful tag-on or tag-off. An unsuccessful tag or error will be presented with a different beep and a red light. Cards loaded with a concession will have a double beep and an amber light to indicate the concession.