auckland conversations: my presentation on how bus networks liberate

Last Friday I gave a lunchtime talk to an impressively large audience at the Auckland Conversations series.

In 2012 I was the lead planner (with colleagues at MRCagney) on a redesign of Auckland's bus network that will dramatically expand the extent of frequent all day services.  I wrote about some of the benefits a year ago.

However, the plan is encountering resistance, especially in the CBD, from certain folks who believe that buses are intrinsically unimportant, and that aesthetic objections to buses are a reason not to value the liberation they provide.  

So I took that on, including extensive discussion of the contrasting examples of Paris and Portland.  The video is here!

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