Mission Bay – Quick Submit Guide

Mission Bay - Quick Submit GuideThis is the quick submit guide for AT’s Mission Bay proposals. Go here for our full blog on how these proposal could make Mission Bay and Tamaki Drive a real example for a better Auckland. Please submit by 3 December on Auckland Transport’s Mission Bay proposals. Help us all achieve a safer and more pleasant …
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A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)

A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)After some underwhelming plans for St Heliers recently, AT looks to be heading in a better direction with Mission Bay. Read on below for the background, the bits we like, and our ideas to make it even better – then help us by adding your voice in support with our handy submission guide! For our …
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Celebrating the success of Biketober 2020 – a photo story

Celebrating the success of Biketober 2020 - a photo storyCommunity Activation Manager Anja Vroegop reflects on a busy Biketober in a year of change: Biketober, that most wonderful time of the year! When the days are longer, the sun comes out, and so do loads of locally powered community events, all in the name of fun and fresh air. This year felt extra special …
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Put safety back in the picture in St Heliers!

Put safety back in the picture in St Heliers!FEEDBACK CLOSES MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER After an initial go in 2019, Auckland Transport’s latest safety improvement plans for St Heliers village are out for consultation – but they haven’t improved much, with safe walking and biking again pushed aside in the name of… well, parking. This isn’t good enough in a Vision Zero world, and …
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Three Long Years: doing right by John Bonner

Three Long Years: doing right by John BonnerThe death in 2017 of a person on a bike at a notoriously dangerous location on Te Atatū Road, near Cellarmans Street, should have prompted action by Auckland Transport. It didn’t. Nearly three years on, pedestrians and cyclists are still having to use an unprotected median strip, between four lanes of fast, constant traffic when …
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Quick, submit by October 25th! Public transport improvements for the Northwest

Quick, submit by October 25th! Public transport improvements for the NorthwestWaka Kotahi and Auckland Transport are calling for submissions on their plans to upgrade the Northwestern motorway to create busway stations at Te Atatu, Lincoln Rd and Westgate. It will mean faster bus trips, which are urgently needed for the public transport network in the West. As this will encourage more people out of cars, …
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It’s Biketober!

It's Biketober!Biketober is upon us! Welcome to our community inspired free-wheeling festival! From 1-31 October 2020, we’re celebrating the joy of all kinds of cycling across Auckland. It’s the perfect time to dust off your bike for some springtime fun! Check out our calendar for details of all the tours, workshops, and events spanning so many …
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Election 2020: Vote for Bikes

Election 2020: Vote for BikesBikes are climate action. They are essential in the face of climate catastrophe, when decarbonisation is more crucial than ever. Bikes are also essential in a COVID election. Many major cities worldwide committed to urban renewal during their lockdowns. Tāmaki Makaurau must create easy, accessible pathways for hygienic choices. Dr Kirsty Wild of The University …
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The Big Loop: Biking Around Aotearoa

The Big Loop: Biking Around AotearoaPeople talk about “cycling around New Zealand” – and in 2015, the intrepid Dunc Wilson. person, adventurer, writer and broadcaster, literally did, becoming the first person to circumnavigate Aotearoa… by bike. Why? In classic New Zealand tradition, because it was there. And, because Dunc’s a good egg, he also fundraised nearly $8000 for St John along the …
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Project Watch: The Southern Cycleway

Project Watch: The Southern CyclewayHere’s something to look forward to, all going well! The first stage of the Southern Cycleway along SH1 should be ready to ride by Christmas – and there are solid plans to extend it southward to Drury over the next few years. What “Southern Cycleway”, you ask? We’re talking about the 4.5km of shared path …
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Hello from Bike Auckland’s new kid!

Hello from Bike Auckland's new kid!I didn’t anticipate having an exciting answer for the question: “How was your Level 3 this time round?” In the midst of one of the weirdest years ever, I have the pleasure of being welcomed as Communications Coordinator for Bike Auckland. For a long time, I’ve seen advocacy for sustainable transport in Tāmaki Makaurau as …
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The new family car – a cargo bike!

The new family car - a cargo bike!Cargo bikes are increasingly popular, especially for families looking for carbon-free alternatives to the second – or even first – car. Yes, even in Auckland! Reader Pete Moth shares his family’s experience. My family moved to Auckland from London in 2017, with 2 kids, aged 2 & 4 at the time. We had arranged for …
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The Big Backyard Bike Count is Back!

The Big Backyard Bike Count is Back!So. Here we are again, at Level 3, doing the right thing by staying local and sticking to our bubbles for exercise and daily essentials. Last lockdown, with Aucklanders flocking to enjoy low-traffic streets, more than 300 of you helped us count bikes all over the city, painting a picture of how eager people are …
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Local Board Plans 2020 – Feedback closes Thursday 13 August!

Local Board Plans 2020 - Feedback closes Thursday 13 August!Well, this one snuck up on us! Feedback is due by Thursday 13 August, on Local Board Plans for the coming three years. It’s time to raise your voice for great local bike links and safer streets. Not sure which Local Board areas you live in, work in, or travel through? Use the handy address …
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Project Watch August 2020 – International Edition!

Project Watch August 2020 - International Edition!Like most other things, Project Watch has taken on a very different flavour in 2020. We were just about to put out a bulletin in late March, when everything came grinding to a halt. Well, almost everything. You kept riding, our advocacy wheels kept turning, and with a mild winter and bikes flying off the shelves, …
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