The Big Loop: Biking Around Aotearoa

The Big Loop: Biking Around AotearoaPeople talk about “cycling around New Zealand” – and in 2015, the intrepid Dunc Wilson. person, adventurer, writer and broadcaster, literally did, becoming the first person to circumnavigate Aotearoa… by bike. Why? In classic New Zealand tradition, because it was there. And, because Dunc’s a good egg, he also fundraised nearly $8000 for St John along the …
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Project Watch: The Southern Cycleway

Project Watch: The Southern CyclewayHere’s something to look forward to, all going well! The first stage of the Southern Cycleway along SH1 should be ready to ride by Christmas – and there are solid plans to extend it southward to Drury over the next few years. What “Southern Cycleway”, you ask? We’re talking about the 4.5km of shared path …
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Hello from Bike Auckland’s new kid!

Hello from Bike Auckland's new kid!I didn’t anticipate having an exciting answer for the question: “How was your Level 3 this time round?” In the midst of one of the weirdest years ever, I have the pleasure of being welcomed as Communications Coordinator for Bike Auckland. For a long time, I’ve seen advocacy for sustainable transport in Tāmaki Makaurau as …
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The new family car – a cargo bike!

The new family car - a cargo bike!Cargo bikes are increasingly popular, especially for families looking for carbon-free alternatives to the second – or even first – car. Yes, even in Auckland! Reader Pete Moth shares his family’s experience. My family moved to Auckland from London in 2017, with 2 kids, aged 2 & 4 at the time. We had arranged for …
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The Big Backyard Bike Count is Back!

The Big Backyard Bike Count is Back!So. Here we are again, at Level 3, doing the right thing by staying local and sticking to our bubbles for exercise and daily essentials. Last lockdown, with Aucklanders flocking to enjoy low-traffic streets, more than 300 of you helped us count bikes all over the city, painting a picture of how eager people are …
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Local Board Plans 2020 – Feedback closes Thursday 13 August!

Local Board Plans 2020 - Feedback closes Thursday 13 August!Well, this one snuck up on us! Feedback is due by Thursday 13 August, on Local Board Plans for the coming three years. It’s time to raise your voice for great local bike links and safer streets. Not sure which Local Board areas you live in, work in, or travel through? Use the handy address …
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Project Watch August 2020 – International Edition!

Project Watch August 2020 - International Edition!Like most other things, Project Watch has taken on a very different flavour in 2020. We were just about to put out a bulletin in late March, when everything came grinding to a halt. Well, almost everything. You kept riding, our advocacy wheels kept turning, and with a mild winter and bikes flying off the shelves, …
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