Letter to the Editor: The Implications of Soft Openings

Letter to the Editor: The Implications of Soft OpeningsA Letter to the Editor of the NZ Herald from our Chair, Barb Cuthbert: As reported in the NZ Herald, another instance of a lumpy cycleway surface is causing discontent amongst people biking Auckland’s cycleways. The first instance involved the extension of the Quay cycleway on Tāmaki Drive to Ngapipi Rd. The second instance involves …
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Lack of Progress on Oteha Valley Road

Lack of Progress on Oteha Valley RoadBike Albany have sent a letter to Auckland Transport and Auckland Council requesting that a safe cycleway and pedestrian crossings along Oteha Valley Road are included in the next round of Auckland Transport’s Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP). Nicholas Carman of Bike Albany writes that a fix must be applied now: In 2018, two people …
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Where is Skypath when we need it?

Where is Skypath when we need it?Aucklanders using ferries and bikes are suffering from more than just the added heat and humidity of February. Pressure on deck space on the Devonport ferry service is resulting in some people with bikes being barred access because of congested bike parking space on board. This occurred a number of times last week, causing frustrations …
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Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2021

Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2021It’s the first week of the 2021 Aotearoa Bike Challenge! The Bike Auckland crew are all signed up and eagerly logging our rides. Run throughout February by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi, the Challenge aims to encourage organisations to travel to work more sustainably. All you have to do is score points by logging your …
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Henderson in Line for Better Biking – Add Your Voice!

Henderson in Line for Better Biking – Add Your Voice!Who doesn’t love biking around Henderson trails, ‘specially the Twin Streams and links to the North Western Cycleway? Biking beyond these routes is pretty tragic, with only a few on-road cycle lanes, not connected to where you want to go.   AT says it wants to change that, and is asking us all what’s needed. The …
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Gifting Peace for Christmas

Gifting Peace for ChristmasPlease forgive us for subverting the traditional Christmas message, but it’s in a good cause. We want you to consider giving a really sturdy bike lock for Christmas so your nearest and dearest have peace of mind from bike theft next year. Bike thefts in Auckland are at record high levels – e-bikes are the …
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Speak up for better bike connections in Māngere!

Speak up for better bike connections in Māngere!Māngere could and should be cycling nirvana: easy flat terrain, lots of schools and churches, great local town centres, and stunning parks and natural features (go ask that maunga!). But while a few excellent cycling projects are falling into place, there’s no safe network to link everything up. We could all help change that. Auckland …
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Quick Submit Guide – Māngere Cycling Improvements, December 2020

This is Bike Auckland’s quick submit guide for AT’s Māngere cycling improvement proposals. Go here for our full blog on these improvements and what they’ll do for people on bikes in Māngere – with your support! Submissions close this Sunday, 13 December It’s a great package of improvements that link up several projects in the …
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Pōhutukawa Pedal!

Pōhutukawa Pedal!Pōhutukawa Pedal is gracing Auckland’s streets this Sunday! Join us at 2pm for a festive ride filled with the spirit of giving and celebrating. We’ll meet opposite Spark Arena in Mahuhu ki te Rangi Park, ride out to Auckland City Mission to drop off a donation of food or Christmas gifts, then finish up at …
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The Wheels of the Status Quo go round and round (on Auckland’s roundabouts)

The Wheels of the Status Quo go round and round (on Auckland's roundabouts)When we first saw the consultation for a roundabout upgrade at Blockhouse Bay Road (closing 11 DEC), we had a severe feeling of “Deja Vu”. Placing the zebra crossings on various approaches on raised tables for better pedestrian safety, but leaving everything else essentially untouched? Didn’t this look very similar to another roundabout which is …
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Mission Bay – Quick Submit Guide

Mission Bay - Quick Submit GuideThis is the quick submit guide for AT’s Mission Bay proposals. Go here for our full blog on how these proposal could make Mission Bay and Tamaki Drive a real example for a better Auckland. Please submit by 3 December on Auckland Transport’s Mission Bay proposals. Help us all achieve a safer and more pleasant …
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A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)

A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)After some underwhelming plans for St Heliers recently, AT looks to be heading in a better direction with Mission Bay. Read on below for the background, the bits we like, and our ideas to make it even better – then help us by adding your voice in support with our handy submission guide! For our …
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Celebrating the success of Biketober 2020 – a photo story

Celebrating the success of Biketober 2020 - a photo storyCommunity Activation Manager Anja Vroegop reflects on a busy Biketober in a year of change: Biketober, that most wonderful time of the year! When the days are longer, the sun comes out, and so do loads of locally powered community events, all in the name of fun and fresh air. This year felt extra special …
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Put safety back in the picture in St Heliers!

Put safety back in the picture in St Heliers!FEEDBACK CLOSES MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER After an initial go in 2019, Auckland Transport’s latest safety improvement plans for St Heliers village are out for consultation – but they haven’t improved much, with safe walking and biking again pushed aside in the name of… well, parking. This isn’t good enough in a Vision Zero world, and …
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Three Long Years: doing right by John Bonner

Three Long Years: doing right by John BonnerThe death in 2017 of a person on a bike at a notoriously dangerous location on Te Atatū Road, near Cellarmans Street, should have prompted action by Auckland Transport. It didn’t. Nearly three years on, pedestrians and cyclists are still having to use an unprotected median strip, between four lanes of fast, constant traffic when …
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