Bike maintenance – an essential service?

Bike maintenance – an essential service?Lockdown isn’t an easy ride, and everyone is rightly making a serious concerted effort to stay local and stay home as much as possible. Under these conditions, the humble bicycle is emerging from sheds and garages as a tool for local exercise, shopping runs, and essential commutes. People are venturing out into the stress-free streets, brushing …
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Essential Workers on Wheels 1: The Health Professionals

Essential Workers on Wheels 1: The Health ProfessionalsEvery day, all over Auckland, essential workers set off to their workplaces by bike. With New Zealand now operating at Level 4 lockdown, we’re keen to shine a light on their experiences, and their thoughts on the way ahead. Today, we focus on five people whose job it is to keep us healthy. (Plus: here’s …
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Essential Workers on Wheels 2: A GP in the City

Essential Workers on Wheels 2: A GP in the CityWe’re shining a light on essential workers who get there by bike – with New Zealand now operating at Level 4 lockdown, we’re keen to hear how they’re doing, and their thoughts on the way ahead. A lot of health professionals bike to work (meet some of them here). Often it’s because, like GP Peter …
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Keeping spirits up in lockdown: how are you doing?

Keeping spirits up in lockdown: how are you doing?So much has changed since you last heard from us. In just two short weeks, the coordinated countrywide response to COVID-19 has transformed the shape of our days – and like you, we’ve spent the last couple of weeks adjusting to the new conditions. This is the new reality for now. We know that people …
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Local Board Priorities 2020/2021 – have your say by 22 March!

Local Board Priorities 2020/2021 - have your say by 22 March!It’s almost closing time for feedback on Local Board Priorities for the coming year.  Feedback closes Sunday 22 March – so make sure you have your say! With our heads spinning from the COVID-19 response, this is one small useful thing you can do, to ensure positive direction through the interesting times ahead. WHY THIS IS …
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Bike Parking at Northern Busway Stations

Bike Parking at Northern Busway StationsOne of the pillars of a more bikeable city is good and plentiful bike parking – not just one or two racks outside the dairy, but copious parking at quality and scale. This is especially important around shopping centres, and in particular at bus and train stations as more and more people cotton on to …
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Safer streets for Henderson – quick submit by 8 March!

Safer streets for Henderson - quick submit by 8 March!We try to be across most projects that affect people on bikes in Auckland. Here’s one that nearly slipped our attention: a package of road safety improvements in Henderson, funded by the Local Board and to be built by Auckland Transport. Not only do local residents deserve safer streets, more than 4000 kids go to school …
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