There’s something hopeful growing in Glen Innes…

There's something hopeful growing in Glen Innes...There’s something really hopeful growing in Glen Innes, and once it’s there most people will get so used to it they won’t even notice it.  It’s called a bike network. For decades, people wanting better riding in Auckland had to be content with the odd little piece of bikeway added here or there – and …
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We are delighted to announce our new Chair and Chief Biking Officer

We are delighted to announce our new Chair and Chief Biking OfficerFollowing the resignation of our long-standing former chair Barb Cuthbert, we are delighted to announce our new Chair and Chief Biking Officer. As always, Bike Auckland will continue to mobilise our community to make Auckland a better place for everyone who wants to ride a bike, and the new Chair and Chief Biking Officer bring …
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Waka Kotahi rejects Liberate the Lane

Waka Kotahi rejects Liberate the LaneBike Auckland are disappointed and concerned at the decision by Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency not to open a lane on the Auckland Harbour bridge for people wishing to walk or cycle across the Waitematā. The climate crisis demands we think differently, move nimbly and act quickly to make Auckland a more bikeable city. …
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Project Watch 2021

Project Watch 2021Project Watch is back, to check in on how our transport agencies are getting on with building a bikeable city. And boy do we need it more than ever! Against the drumbeat of climate and Covid, Aucklanders are singing out for freedom, fresh air and stress-free low-carbon ways to get around. So read on for our …
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Bike Auckland Ideas for a Meri Kirihimete!

Bike Auckland Ideas for a Meri Kirihimete!This year it’s more than the usual Christmas madness that might have you feeling overwhelmed. It’s been a tough time so we’ve put together a few tips to get you feeling the Kirihimete (Christmas) vibes. Getting into the Spirit of Kirihimete The Christmas Tree! These two young entrepreneurs from Bike Pt Chev are offering local …
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Barb Cuthbert – a decade of dedication

Barb Cuthbert – a decade of dedicationAt Bike Auckland’s recent AGM we farewelled our Chair extraordinaire, indefatigable Chief Enthusiasm Officer and all round awesome human being Barb Cuthbert. Barb led the way with love and vision, powered by the marvelous throng of advocates who’ve blazed the trail for our work. It was a big job capturing the essence of Barb and all that …
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Cross post from Greater Auckland: Your next car should be a bike

Cross post from Greater Auckland: Your next car should be a bikeOur friends at Greater Auckland have kindly let us share this post. It’s a guest post by Dr. Timothy F Welch. Tim is a senior lecturer in architecture and planning at the University of Auckland. Busting 5 myths about auto-centricity Whenever it’s suggested that steps should be taken to reduce automobile use and provide better …
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Emissions Reduction Plan Submission Guide

Emissions Reduction Plan Submission GuideWhat is the ERP? Aotearoa New Zealand has adopted a target of significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Emissions Reduction Plan sets out policies and strategies for achieving emissions budgets from 2022 through to 2035, and the discussion document describes existing actions we have committed to and sets out new proposed actions …
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The wonders of Ōtara Bike Burb

The wonders of Ōtara Bike BurbJust before Auckland went into lockdown, we rode out to Ōtara Bike Burb to interview the wāhine who makes it possible: Diane. Since lockdown started, they’ve made lots of contactless deliveries of free bikes to anyone in Ōtara who needed one, as well as contactless kai deliveries to seniors in the local community. They’ve run …
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Introducing The Shazam, a mobility device to independence

Introducing The Shazam, a mobility device to independenceCommunity freelancer Sharon Davies tells her story of finding more freedom with the TriRide; an e-bike style power add-on for her wheelchair. Almost 5 years ago, my life as a full-time wheelchair user changed for the better. I’d just had my bi-annual wheelchair assessment with my occupational therapist. She has known and worked with me …
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The Big Backyard Bike Count – 2021!

The Big Backyard Bike Count - 2021!Every lockdown, we’ve seen floods of Aucklanders pour out on their bikes to enjoy safer, traffic-free streets. Remember the Big Backyard Bike Count of April 2020? The data we gathered was invaluable, strengthening the case for investing in and enabling more local biking. Auckland’s official cycling stats come from Auckland Transport’s 26 automatic bike counters. …
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Cross-post: Writing a better harbour bridge user story.

Cross-post: Writing a better harbour bridge user story.Sarah Mohawk rides a bike, and writes about it. This is a cross-post of Sarah’s blog ‘Writing a better harbour bridge user story‘. Their commentary is excellent, and we strongly encourage you to sign up to hear more. It’s free! So, the Auckland harbour bridge walking and cycling connection is dead again, and here I am, …
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Walking and Cycling Bridge Canned

Walking and Cycling Bridge CannedNews that the latest iteration for a walking and cycling bridge for the Waitematā Harbour has been canned has been signaled from Wellington since last month.  Bike Auckland always understood the new bridge had a big price tag, was complex to consent, and needed years to build. It wasn’t the urgent solution Aucklanders wanted after …
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Did we step up to innovate for cycling and urban spaces?

Did we step up to innovate for cycling and urban spaces?A new walking, cycling and urban upgrade programme was announced by Waka Kotahi in the gloom and uncertainty of 2020. Surrounded by Covid mayhem of project budget blowouts and extended completion dates, we felt a bit like Cinderella stunned by the arrival of the fairy godmother. This blog briefly recalls Bike Auckland’s experience of the …
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Bike Auckland’s Discovery Map

Bike Auckland's Discovery MapThe Bike Auckland Discovery Map is here to help you discover what is in your local neighbourhood! From safe places where people of all ages and various abilities can build their bike skills and confidence, to Pump Tracks and Mountain Bike Parks that you can visit once we are out of lockdown. The Discovery Map …
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