A better beachfront boulevard – Mission Bay and St Heliers need you!

A better beachfront boulevard - Mission Bay and St Heliers need you!Mission Bay and St Heliers are set to get safer streetscapes with raised pedestrian crossings. Which is great – but we say the designs must reflect the Tamaki Drive Master Plan and create separate spaces for people on bikes and people on foot. Luckily, we’ve worked out how to fit in quality bikeways and make the design work better for everyone. Help us convince Auckland Transport to do it right the first time by adopting our future-proofed designs that work for all. Add your voice before 30 April! Use the feedback buttons and suggestions for what to say below… and scroll down for further details. I support Bike Auckland’s better design for Mission Bay! …
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Henderson-Massey Links – have your say!

Henderson-Massey Links – have your say!The Henderson-Massey Local Board is seeking feedback for their Draft Connections Plan by Wednesday 17 April 2019. The plan aims to ‘connect neighbourhoods to key destinations including public transport hubs, schools, local shops, libraries and parks in a bid to help more people ditch the car and embrace walking and cycling where possible.’ Check out the draft plan in PDF (which includes a detailed map) and add your voice in support. If you’ve only got one minute, just say YES to Question 1 to support the plan. If you have a bit more time, check out our feedback guide below – created with expert local help from one of the oldest and …
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Project Watch – March 2019

Project Watch - March 2019We’re back with our monthly round-up of Auckland’s progress towards a bike-friendly city! And we know what you want to hear about: shovels in the ground. Honest-to-goodness cycleways you can use, and more bike-friendly streets as roads get repaved around the city. You made that pretty clear in our reader survey at the beginning of the year… Big ticket items Let’s address the #1 item of interest first. On the one hand, NZTA has just invited expressions of interest for SeaPath and notes its crucial connection to ‘the planned Auckland Harbour Bridge (AHB) Shared Path Project to link across the Waitemata Harbour.’ On the other hand, the plan for delivering SkyPath – or …
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Let’s talk bike parking at Devonport Wharf – take our survey!

Let's talk bike parking at Devonport Wharf - take our survey!Our regular Bike Breakfast was on the move in April – this month, we met at Devon on the Wharf in Devonport, with the topic of bike parking on the wharf top of our minds for discussion. Our special guest was Rachel Freebairn from Auckland Transport, who oversees bike parking at transport terminals. The discussion was detailed and wide-ranging, but now we need more data. If you ride to, through, or from Devonport, please take our quick survey about bike parking. (And for background on why this survey, why now, scroll down.) Help us help AT get the picture – answer a quick survey on bike parking at Devonport Wharf! Background …
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Today of all days, a world-first transport policy for Auckland!

Today of all days, a world-first transport policy for Auckland!Auckland looks set to lead the world – and flood the streets with bikes – thanks to a revolutionary funding idea that would see every citizen given a free bicycle or the equivalent. Documents have been obtained today by Bike Auckland that outline a policy to reallocate the funding set aside for building cycling infrastructure. Under the official name 2020 Vision, the policy would redeploy the $900m originally earmarked for Walking, Cycling, and Local Board Priorities over the coming decade under the ATAP agreement. This amounts to about $500 per city resident, which coincidentally is the price of a decent average bicycle. Apparently inspired by the tireless work of local charities …
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Six reasons for safer speeds – besides saving lives

Six reasons for safer speeds – besides saving livesThe safer speeds bylaw consultation closes on Sunday 31 March – please submit in support! Use the button below to go straight to the feedback page and express your support safer speeds. Also, feel free to mention anywhere you’d like to see safer speed limits in place. 30kmh school zones? Your street? Your neighbourhood? Go for it! You can also use this map to drop a pin – that counts as feedback too. ADD YOUR VOICE BEFORE SUNDAY 31 MARCH There’s been lots of great coverage of why this is so important for our city, most of which has rightly led with the need to save lives and reduce injuries …
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Cycle counts Feb 2019: here comes the bike boom!

Cycle counts Feb 2019: here comes the bike boom!It’s been a phenomenal summer for cycling. The weather has been balmy, the traffic has been barmy, and more and more people are discovering the joy of getting around on bikes. February in particular felt busy out there – and not just because it was the Auckland Bike Challenge all month long. Holy crap the SH16 cycleway was busy this morning. Still flowing well but basically bumper to bumper. It was kinda … hosky even. Totally #hosking out there today on the cycleways. — Ben Gracewood (@nzben) February 27, 2019 So do the offical numbers agree with the anecdata? Without further ado, why yes, they do! February 2019 automatic cycle counts …
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