Better Great than Never – Great North Road finally getting bikeways?

Better Great than Never - Great North Road finally getting bikeways?After many years of inaction, is 2021 the year Auckland Transport finally makes progress on better biking and better buses on Great North Road, with a new project? If you have been “along on the journey” previously, as the PR speak has it, you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit underwhelmed. After all, this project …
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RLTP 2021: Submission Guide

RLTP 2021: Submission GuideThe draft RLTP fails to address Auckland’s transport challenges.  The Regional Land Transport Plan is a 10-year investment programme for transport in Auckland. It is intended to identify the transport challenges our region faces now and for the next decade, and locks in what and where infrastructure improvements will be made. The RLTP gets reviewed …
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FAQ: Liberating The Lane

FAQ: Liberating The LaneWe are working with Fullers and AT to help accommodate growing demand to carry bikes on ferries from destinations across the Shore, but it’s clear more capacity is needed. While the Skypath project is stalled, it could be 5+ years before a replacement project is completed. In the interim, new options need to be investigated. …
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Experience: Riding the Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Experience: Riding the Twin Coast Cycle TrailPou Herenga Tai or the Twin Coast Cycle Trail is Aotearoa’s northern-most ‘Great Ride’. Stretching 87 kilometres, it connects Opua in the Bay of Islands to Horeke at the head of the Hokianga Harbour. The trail passes stunning scenery and views, historic rail tunnels and bridges, stands of totara, the longest coastal boardwalk on any …
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We’re excited to announce a brand new bike-tastic winter programme: Bike to Sport! Winners bike to sport. Whatever your sporting persuasion, the best way to warm up is a bike ride on the way there! To encourage and support the eager athletes among us, Bike Auckland will be giving away weekly prize packs to participating …
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Greener on the other side? – Greenfields housing and Auckland Cycling

Greener on the other side? - Greenfields housing and Auckland CyclingPeople who want to see Auckland improving for bikes often look at our horribly slow roll-out of new bikeways and despair. Is throwing millions of dollars per kilometre on some high-profile backbone bikeways really the best thing? And how are we ever going to get significant results if every route seems to be interminably delayed …
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Missing links, missing limbs

Missing links, missing limbsPuketāpapa local board member, Jon Turner, shares his experience on Hendry Avenue. “F***!” was my first thought. “Thank god I’m wearing a helmet”, my second, as my head hit the ground. “Why haven’t NZTA done anything about this,” was the third, as I skidded along the chipseal road, nicely tearing up my right thigh. “Everything …
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It’s time to take a lane: What Auckland can learn from Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge

It's time to take a lane: What Auckland can learn from Vancouver's Burrard BridgeThanks to Michael Tritt, founder and director of Electrify NZ, for these important words. In 2008, I did the one-year “OE working holiday”, travelling with my wife to live and work in Vancouver, Canada. Keen to continue with regular cycle commuting, we bought second-hand bikes from Craigslist (a popular but rudimentary sort-of “Trademe”) and acquired …
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Quick submit guide: The Climate Change Commission

Quick submit guide: The Climate Change Commission“An electric vehicle in every garage is the slowest and most resource-intensive way to decarbonise transport” We have a chance to stem the tide of climate emergency. The Climate Change Commission will soon put its recommendations to the Government – it’s up to us to make a submission on their advice before Sunday. Their transport …
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Inspiring Change in Onehunga: Tactical Low Traffic Areas

Inspiring Change in Onehunga: Tactical Low Traffic AreasWe welcome the Arthur Grey Low Traffic Area in Onehunga, and commend the team who launched this important pilot project! Bike Auckland joined their paint-a-crate day over the weekend, and it was gorgeous to see an active transport space being filled with love and colour. Read on to learn more about these spaces, and how …
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Where is the bike access? Have your say on rail improvements for South Auckland

Where is the bike access? Have your say on rail improvements for South AucklandThis is Bike Auckland’s quick submit guide for AT’s consultation on rail improvements for South Auckland – in particular, three new rail stations planned for fast-growing areas in Drury and Paerata. Click here for submission options. Consultation has been extended to Friday 26 March 2021. For more background and some pointed commentary on development in …
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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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