Cross post from Greater Auckland: Your next car should be a bike

Cross post from Greater Auckland: Your next car should be a bikeOur friends at Greater Auckland have kindly let us share this post. It’s a guest post by Dr. Timothy F Welch. Tim is a senior lecturer in architecture and planning at the University of Auckland. Busting 5 myths about auto-centricity Whenever it’s suggested that steps should be taken to reduce automobile use and provide better …
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Emissions Reduction Plan Submission Guide

Emissions Reduction Plan Submission GuideWhat is the ERP? Aotearoa New Zealand has adopted a target of significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Emissions Reduction Plan sets out policies and strategies for achieving emissions budgets from 2022 through to 2035, and the discussion document describes existing actions we have committed to and sets out new proposed actions …
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The wonders of Ōtara Bike Burb

The wonders of Ōtara Bike BurbJust before Auckland went into lockdown, we rode out to Ōtara Bike Burb to interview the wāhine who makes it possible: Diane. Since lockdown started, they’ve made lots of contactless deliveries of free bikes to anyone in Ōtara who needed one, as well as contactless kai deliveries to seniors in the local community. They’ve run …
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Introducing The Shazam, a mobility device to independence

Introducing The Shazam, a mobility device to independenceCommunity freelancer Sharon Davies tells her story of finding more freedom with the TriRide; an e-bike style power add-on for her wheelchair. Almost 5 years ago, my life as a full-time wheelchair user changed for the better. I’d just had my bi-annual wheelchair assessment with my occupational therapist. She has known and worked with me …
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The Big Backyard Bike Count – 2021!

The Big Backyard Bike Count - 2021!Every lockdown, we’ve seen floods of Aucklanders pour out on their bikes to enjoy safer, traffic-free streets. Remember the Big Backyard Bike Count of April 2020? The data we gathered was invaluable, strengthening the case for investing in and enabling more local biking. Auckland’s official cycling stats come from Auckland Transport’s 26 automatic bike counters. …
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Cross-post: Writing a better harbour bridge user story.

Cross-post: Writing a better harbour bridge user story.Sarah Mohawk rides a bike, and writes about it. This is a cross-post of Sarah’s blog ‘Writing a better harbour bridge user story‘. Their commentary is excellent, and we strongly encourage you to sign up to hear more. It’s free! So, the Auckland harbour bridge walking and cycling connection is dead again, and here I am, …
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Walking and Cycling Bridge Canned

Walking and Cycling Bridge CannedNews that the latest iteration for a walking and cycling bridge for the Waitematā Harbour has been canned has been signaled from Wellington since last month.  Bike Auckland always understood the new bridge had a big price tag, was complex to consent, and needed years to build. It wasn’t the urgent solution Aucklanders wanted after …
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Did we step up to innovate for cycling and urban spaces?

Did we step up to innovate for cycling and urban spaces?A new walking, cycling and urban upgrade programme was announced by Waka Kotahi in the gloom and uncertainty of 2020. Surrounded by Covid mayhem of project budget blowouts and extended completion dates, we felt a bit like Cinderella stunned by the arrival of the fairy godmother. This blog briefly recalls Bike Auckland’s experience of the …
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Bike Auckland’s Discovery Map

Bike Auckland's Discovery MapThe Bike Auckland Discovery Map is here to help you discover what is in your local neighbourhood! From safe places where people of all ages and various abilities can build their bike skills and confidence, to Pump Tracks and Mountain Bike Parks that you can visit once we are out of lockdown. The Discovery Map …
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Get Riding Under Lockdown – Post Number 2

Get Riding Under Lockdown - Post Number 2Heading into Spring under Lockdown Level four comes with a silver lining. Quiet streets make this a great time to build up confidence on your bike and cycle on through the months ahead! Last week, we published Part 1 of this handy guide, which taught you how to check that your bike is ready to …
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Get Riding Under Lockdown – Post Number 1

Get Riding Under Lockdown - Post Number 1Heading into Spring under Lockdown Level four comes with a silver lining. Quiet streets make this a great time to build up confidence on your bike and cycle on through the months ahead! If you love a good weekend bike ride but you’re not comfortable mixing with the weekday traffic, read on. This handy guide …
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Have your say on Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path!

Have your say on Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path!Slowly but surely, the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path (GI2TD) is coming to life. We’ve longed for Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (the path of land and sea) to close a gap in our city’s cycle network, and connect the Eastern suburbs to the city centre. As you know, the 7km route …
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Our future gets decided in places like Mt Roskill

Our future gets decided in places like Mt RoskillAre we actually improving things for cycling, for road safety, for climate change in Auckland? Or do we double down on encasing the Status Quo in literal concrete? New AT proposals make us wonder whether there really is any consistency – or any will  – in our transport agencies to change things for the better. …
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Guest post: There’s Always More to Cycleways Than Meets The Eye

Guest post: There's Always More to Cycleways Than Meets The EyeDavian Lorson, a Glen Eden local, says the pop-up cycleway along Captain Scott Road gave his bike-curious friend the nudge they had been looking for. Davian has written a blog to showcase how meaningful this piece of infrastructure is for his community. Let’s give it the love it deserves! A good friend of mine recently …
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