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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Get Riding Under Lockdown – Post Number 2

Get Riding Under Lockdown - Post Number 2Heading into Spring under Lockdown Level four comes with a silver lining. Quiet streets make this a great time to build up confidence on your bike and cycle on through the months ahead! Last week, we published Part 1 of this handy guide, which taught you how to check that your bike is ready to …
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Get Riding Under Lockdown – Post Number 1

Get Riding Under Lockdown - Post Number 1Heading into Spring under Lockdown Level four comes with a silver lining. Quiet streets make this a great time to build up confidence on your bike and cycle on through the months ahead! If you love a good weekend bike ride but you’re not comfortable mixing with the weekday traffic, read on. This handy guide …
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Have your say on Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path!

Have your say on Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path!Slowly but surely, the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path (GI2TD) is coming to life. We’ve longed for Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (the path of land and sea) to close a gap in our city’s cycle network, and connect the Eastern suburbs to the city centre. As you know, the 7km route …
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Our future gets decided in places like Mt Roskill

Our future gets decided in places like Mt RoskillAre we actually improving things for cycling, for road safety, for climate change in Auckland? Or do we double down on encasing the Status Quo in literal concrete? New AT proposals make us wonder whether there really is any consistency – or any will  – in our transport agencies to change things for the better. …
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Guest post: There’s Always More to Cycleways Than Meets The Eye

Guest post: There's Always More to Cycleways Than Meets The EyeDavian Lorson, a Glen Eden local, says the pop-up cycleway along Captain Scott Road gave his bike-curious friend the nudge they had been looking for. Davian has written a blog to showcase how meaningful this piece of infrastructure is for his community. Let’s give it the love it deserves! A good friend of mine recently …
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Introducing: Karen Hormann!

Introducing: Karen Hormann!Introducing the newest member of the Bike Auckland family: the wonderful Karen Hormann Karen Hormann, previously CFO for various technology companies, has agreed to be Bike Auckland’s new Treasurer! We couldn’t be more excited and want to introduce Karen to all of you through a quick interview.  First of all – your love of cycling. …
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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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