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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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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Bike to Sport

Bike to SportWe’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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