The Big Backyard Bike Count report – local revolutions in lockdown!

The Big Backyard Bike Count report – local revolutions in lockdown!In April 2020, with the country in Level 4 lockdown and everyday traffic at an all-time low, Aucklanders took to the streets in astonishing numbers on wheels and on feet. Most striking was the sheer number and variety of people on bikes in our neighbourhoods. Young and old, rusty riders on dusted-off wheels, whole families heading out …
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Speak up on the Emergency Budget – by Friday 19 June!

Speak up on the Emergency Budget – by Friday 19 June!Speak up to make safer cycling a priority in Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget for 2020/2021, Consultation closes Friday 19 June.  AND CLICK HERE TO SCROLL TO OUR QUICK FEEDBACK GUIDE! It’s decision time. Facing a half-billion dollar loss of revenue due to Covid-19, Council is proposing cuts to every area for 2020/2021, and they want your feedback, …
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Northern Pathway: Akoranga to Constellation – have your say by 14 June!

Northern Pathway: Akoranga to Constellation - have your say by 14 June!Wait, you say – didn’t we just give feedback on the Northern Pathway? Yes, in April there was a consultation on Section 1, formerly known as SkyPath and SeaPath. Now, picking up where that left off and continuing 7km further north comes… *cue fanfare*… Section 2: Akoranga to Constellation. When we look for projects to ungap …
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Help us round off the Big Backyard Bike Count!

Help us round off the Big Backyard Bike Count!As New Zealanders settled into the sudden and dramatic quiet of Level 4 lockdown, a squeaky noise could be heard. It was the hinges of shed doors opening, and the turning of pedals, as people reached for and jumped on their bikes. Whether it was getting out of the house for fresh air, or heading …
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Social shared spaces are more important than ever

Social shared spaces are more important than everThese days, we’re all thinking about public space and breathing room on our paths through pandemic lenses. Way back in August 2019, Ben Mansfield asked for your feedback on the social aspects of the Waterview Shared Path for his honours dissertation. Now, in the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, he reflects on what the …
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Lake Road: Back to First Principles (Feedback closes Sunday 26 April)

Lake Road: Back to First Principles (Feedback closes Sunday 26 April)Auckland Transport is consulting on plans to improve traffic on Lake Road, Esmonde Road and Bayswater Ave, and feedback closes on Sunday 26 April. We’d have loved to get this blog post out sooner, but our own resources have been stretched during lockdown, just as consultation outreach has been stymied by Covid-19. Also, the rush …
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Stay Local, Stay Awesome: Bike East AKL Gets Creative!

Stay Local, Stay Awesome: Bike East AKL Gets Creative!Over the weeks of lockdown, the rule to “stay home, stay local” has led to more bikes on our streets, and some very creative constraints. We’ve been watching our Bike Burbs all over the city rediscovering their neighbourhoods, sharing advice and encouragement, and coming up with clever ways to get fresh air. None more so …
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