Project Watch: End-of-Year Roundup 2019

Project Watch: End-of-Year Roundup 2019It’s our last bulletin for the year, and what a fast year it’s been! The last time we updated you was in October, just before the election. Now we have a Mayor with a mandate, Councillors on a mission, and new Local Boards hungry to do their part. Top of the agenda: a Climate Action …
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Ten steps to a successful play street

Ten steps to a successful play streetOn the first Friday in November, the street outside Point Chevalier School was closed to traffic and opened for fun, all day long, from 8am to 8pm. The street became a children’s realm: free-range space to play, learn, bike, scoot, create, and discover. Kids from other local schools, kindergartens, and preschools joined in. And, as …
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Seven great reasons to support the Pt Chev Project!

Seven great reasons to support the Pt Chev Project!The consultation on the Pt Chevalier streetscape project closes soon – this Friday 20 December! Make sure you’re on Santa’s nice list by adding your voice in support of this great design. We strongly support this project, especially the protected bike lanes, bus peak priority lane, raised pedestrian crossings, safer intersections, and lots of new …
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How the NW was won: the birth of Auckland’s first big cycleway

How the NW was won: the birth of Auckland's first big cyclewayBefore this summer is out, we’ll have a Northwestern Cycleway connection all the way from Massey/Westgate to the central city (officially opening Thursday 19 December at 11am at Royal Road School – find out more here!). It’s been a long road to get here, but where did it all begin? Every journey starts with a …
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Chasing the safe cycling mirage around the Airport: time to rethink 

Chasing the safe cycling mirage around the Airport: time to rethink “As a Vision Zero region, Auckland Transport wants to make sure everyone gets home safely.” It’s heartwarming to read these words in AT’s press release about the Home Free Christmas travel offer, and we expect to see the same commitment at the heart of every one of AT’s road projects. But in the rush towards Christmas, we’ve …
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AT upping the game on East Coast Road

AT upping the game on East Coast RoadAuckland Transport is consulting on a major upgrade for East Coast Road (between Oteha Valley Road and Glenvar Road), including two main intersections, as well as upgrades for Glenvar Road. Feedback is open until Sunday 8 December 2019. This project is worth supporting strongly – and we’d love you to help us ask AT to fix …
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Summer riding nearing completion for two new cycleways!

Summer riding nearing completion for two new cycleways!This post is short and sweet, because good news speaks for itself – and because we know you love maps! We have a couple of smart women in Waka Kotahi/ NZ Transport Agency to thank for leading the way, by providing maps that show how to bike to the two big cycleway projects the Agency …
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