To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.
The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.
But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.
The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.
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Car transporters have been thrown a lifeline by Auckland Transport, which plans to provide four new loading zones on a busy arterial road in attempt to put an end to illegal parking.
The organisation has been unable to clamp down on car transporters, which currently load and offload vehicles into oncoming traffic while parked on the roadside and flush medians of Great North Rd in Grey Lynn.
Tickets and fines have not been effective in deterring the illegal parking.
Auckland Transport is proposing to fix the issue as part of its recently announced Great North Rd improvements, which aim to make a section of the road between Crummer and Ponsonby roads “safer for all road users, especially people walking and on bikes”.
The project, estimated to cost between $15 and $19 million, will see four new loading bays suitable for car transporters.
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