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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Introducing: Karen Hormann!

Introducing: Karen Hormann!Introducing the newest member of the Bike Auckland family: the wonderful Karen Hormann Karen Hormann, previously CFO for various technology companies, has agreed to be Bike Auckland’s new Treasurer! We couldn’t be more excited and want to introduce Karen to all of you through a quick interview.  First of all – your love of cycling. …
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Greater Auckland: Council Slams AT but the Excuses Keep Coming

Greater Auckland: Council Slams AT but the Excuses Keep ComingAuckland Transport’s delivery for people on bikes is completely insufficient. On Monday, our friends at Greater Auckland published correspondence between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, and it was good to see Council holding AT to account. They detail all the ways in which AT have failed their Cycling Programme, and why. Councillors Bartley, Coom, Darby …
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Community Bike Fund 2021

Community Bike Fund 2021The 2021 round of Auckland Transport’s Community Bike Fund is open until the 15th of August at 10pm! We love the Community Bike Fund because it empowers individuals and communities to make creative events and projects which showcase their communities and passions. The Community Bike Fund is open once per year and grants between $300 …
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#LoveHenderson

#LoveHendersonThere’s something blue and beautiful developing in Henderson… An Innovating Streets for People trial! Bike Te Atatū’s Carol Green and Melanie Dixon know that the trial offers so much for local shops, safety and community vibrancy. To help its success, they’ve had an idea: #LoveHenderson. Read on to find out more… We warmly welcome contributions …
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Greater Auckland Supports Liberate The Lane!

Greater Auckland Supports Liberate The Lane!An excellent exploration of all the reasons to Liberate The Lane, thanks to Heidi O’Callahan and our friends at Greater Auckland. Waka Kotahi has declined our request for a three-month trial cycle lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Heidi unpacks their concerns in this comprehensive blog, and it’s well worth a read. The Liberate the …
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We just need a lane – Auckland’s missing link

We just need a lane - Auckland’s missing linkMore Than A Feilding author David Slack says: We just need a lane. Read on for his column about Auckland’s missing link. In a different age and world, we all rode a bike to school, didn’t we? And we all felt safe, didn’t we?  You bet we did, because we had the sheer weight of numbers …
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Liberate The Lane!

Liberate The Lane!We’re calling on Waka Kotahi (NZTA) to liberate a lane on the Harbour Bridge for cycling, in a three-month trial this summer. Sign our petition! Skypath has stalled, and people trying to board ferries with their bikes and e-scooters are being turned away due to lack of deck space. We cannot wait five years for …
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10 major cities welcome cycling on their main bridges – hint: Auckland isn’t one of them

10 major cities welcome cycling on their main bridges - hint: Auckland isn’t one of themFor Aucklanders, few things seem impossible – but for some, cycling or walking over the Harbour Bridge is one of them. Despite over 40 years of public calls to be able to cycle and walk the Bridge, Waka Kotahi’s 2019 ‘Skypath’ has sunk without trace – and with no public explanation. Is that fair or …
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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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