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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Quick, submit by October 25th! Public transport improvements for the Northwest

Quick, submit by October 25th! Public transport improvements for the NorthwestWaka Kotahi and Auckland Transport are calling for submissions on their plans to upgrade the Northwestern motorway to create busway stations at Te Atatu, Lincoln Rd and Westgate. It will mean faster bus trips, which are urgently needed for the public transport network in the West. As this will encourage more people out of cars, …
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It’s Biketober!

It's Biketober!Biketober is upon us! Welcome to our community inspired free-wheeling festival! From 1-31 October 2020, we’re celebrating the joy of all kinds of cycling across Auckland. It’s the perfect time to dust off your bike for some springtime fun! Check out our calendar for details of all the tours, workshops, and events spanning so many …
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Election 2020: Vote for Bikes

Election 2020: Vote for BikesBikes are climate action. They are essential in the face of climate catastrophe, when decarbonisation is more crucial than ever. Bikes are also essential in a COVID election. Many major cities worldwide committed to urban renewal during their lockdowns. Tāmaki Makaurau must create easy, accessible pathways for hygienic choices. Dr Kirsty Wild of The University …
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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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