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Better Transport

Better Transport

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. 

Reduce Congestion

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.

Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras are located within the Business Improvement District at key enter and exit points, providing a live feed of real-time traffic conditions you check before you leave home or the office. 

To organise your journey and help you choose the most efficient route, click the location below:

Have you considered your transport options?

Get in touch with us and let us help you plan your journey! Click to register for a travel plan. 


Parking Solutions

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:

  • Use public transport - contact us as we have a limited 2 week FREE trial* with AT HOP.
  • Carpooling.
  • Finding other available car parks - ask surrounding businesses if they have available space.
  • Cycling.
  • Walking.
  • Investing in a scooter or motorbike.

*Contact Sarah for your AT HOP card (terms and conditions apply): sarah@businessnh.org.nz

Remember you won't just be saving money - you'll be more environmentally friendly too!

 

Employer Resources: Travel planning for business

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.

Find out more...

Electric Vehicles & Bikes


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.

Interested in learning more?

 

Cycling is a great fleet option for your business. Auckland Transport gives you the opportunity to trial the world’s lightest electric bikes. Electric bikes, or e-bikes, are bicycles with a small electric motor to assist the rider's pedal-power and they are increasing in popularity and number.


E-bikes have many advantages:

  •     Allow every employee to conquer the hills of Auckland without breaking a sweat.
  •     Rechargeable batteries that provide a low cost alternative to fleet vehicles and taxis
  •     Reduced fleet car parking requirements.
  •     They are clean and green.


We can arrange a free introductory workshop for your staff and discounted hire for a trial period.

Click here to register your interest.

Flexiworking

Flexiworking can help your business cut costs, add value and increase productivity. By giving your employees the flexibility to work from home or at another location away from the main office, you can significantly improve your bottom line. 

This increases employee job satisfaction, which in turn improves employee retention.

Flexiworking is used by all types of business in New Zealand and is most suited to staff who use information and communications technology, as it usually needs a connection to your workplace IT system. Flexiworking doesn't have to be a permanent work arrangement, or used every day. Even one or two days a week could be a great choice for your business.

How do I maintain business productivity?

Studies show that people who work from home are more productive than their office counterparts. They have fewer interruptions, manage their time better and often work longer hours due to time saved from the daily commute. The key is to focus on outcomes and results. Supervisors and teleworkers just need to be clear about job expectations.

Is flexiworking suitable for all employees?

Flexiwork is not for everyone and not everyone wants it. Offering the opportunity to flexiwork is a management option not a universal employee benefit. Supervisors may select employees who have the right tasks, abilities and circumstances.

Is flexiworking suitable for my business?

Jobs are really just a collection of tasks. Some tasks may need to be done at the office, so the amount of flexiwork an employee can do will depend on how many of their tasks can be done away from the office. Flexiworking may not suit all business environments.

Safety and Access

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:

Road Updates


  • Road Closures and Updates are regularly posted to our news page

Current Projects

  • Park ’n’ Ride overflow: Discussions are underway with Auckland Transport and Parkway businesses. Business North Harbour has conducted bus patron surveys. 
  • SH1 & Upper Harbour Highway Upgrade
  • Constellation Drive
    • Eastbound: Signage highlighting that the Clearway only applies from 7am-9am.
    • Westbound: Increase clearway area from 4pm-6pm.
  • Douglas Alexander Parade
    • 9 Douglas Alexander Parade: Approved by Auckland Transport to replace street surface-contractors to complete.
    • 13 Douglas Alexander Parade:  Yellow lines approved by Auckland Transport-to be completed in April.
  • Apollo Drive: Two options for pedestrian crossings - Auckland Transport reviewing.
  • Rosedale & Triton Intersection: Auckland Transport to conduct a survey.
  • Omega Drive: General speeding and 'boy racers' over the weekends-Auckland Transport currently reviewing, and will conduct a survey.

Completed Projects

  • Apollo Drive, Arrenway Drive and Orbit Drive: Safety concern and emergency vehicle accessibility at roundabouts - Yellow lines completed.
  • Piermark Drive: Containers and trailers left on road have been removed and the area will be monitored.
  • Ceres Court: Real estate signs that were reducing visibility have been removed.
  • Constellation Drive: Traffic Lights: Change of sequence at peak times to be reviewed.​

  • Tawa Drive: Clearway has been approved by Auckland Transport-contractors to complete.
  • Pedestrian Refuges on Apollo and Orbit Drive 

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