For the record: bikes are climate action!

For the record: bikes are climate action!Bikes are climate action: sustainable, fuel-free, all-ages transport, that leaves you and the world around you better off. So it’s good to see bikes are a key element in Auckland Council’s Climate Action Framework. (NOTE: Feedback closes 8pm Monday 30 September – use our speedy feedback guide here to have your say quickly and easily!).  We also loved seeing all the kinds of bikes, and the variety of people on them, at the huge Climate Strike on Friday. It’s fantastic to see people walking the talk, including the wee Pt Chev School Bike Train kids who pedalled 7km each way to join the march. We know tens of thousands of Aucklanders …
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The Climate Action Framework – a speedy feedback guide

The Climate Action Framework - a speedy feedback guideThe clock is ticking: Auckland Council has acknowledged there’s a climate emergency, and something must be done. The city’s Climate Action Framework is now up for consultation. Your feedback will help Council make a plan, and work out how to fund it in the next ten-year budget. You can see the summary and the full plan here, and give your feedback here. NOTE: feedback closes 8pm MONDAY 30 September 2019. Much like climate change itself, the deadline has crept up on us! But it’s not too late – even a quick submission is better than no submission. Use our speedy feedback guide to make sure bikes are in the plan (You can find …
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It’s time to vote for a bikeable Auckland!

It's time to vote for a bikeable Auckland!It’s local body election time: voting papers are arriving in letterboxes all over the city. Your vote must be in the post by 8 October, or in an official ballot box by noon on 12 October to be counted. Your vote matters this year more than ever this year – with the climate clock ticking, and the evidence of decades of delay becoming clearer every day. What happens in the next three years will make a vital difference to our future. It’s time to turn words into action, and fast. We need hands-on visionaries at every step of the way, from Local Boards all the way up to Council and Mayor. So once …
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A bike-friendly feedback guide: the 10-year budget and the Auckland Plan

A bike-friendly feedback guide: the 10-year budget and the Auckland PlanHere’s our quick and easy guide to giving bike-friendly feedback on the Auckland Plan and 10-year budget – feedback closes on Wednesday 28 March 2018, so have a read and have your say! (See our overview of the plan and budget over here). We’ve combed through the forms to give you a bike-friendly angle on every question that could materially affect the quality of your ride, and get us closer towards the vision we all share of a bikeable Auckland. There are lots of ways to have your say – including at public meetings, on Twitter and on Facebook. You can also fill in a paper form, which you can download here. …
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Bike to the future: a 10 year plan for cycling in Auckland

Bike to the future: a 10 year plan for cycling in AucklandRemember when Auckland had a paltry $5 million across 3 years to spend on all improvements for walking AND cycling across the entire city? Us neither! Those bad old days seem eons ago – yet it was only in 2015 that the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) unlocked extra funding and kickstarted the bike boom, the effects of which we’re just starting to see. Now, Auckland Transport along with the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Council, is looking a decade into the future with an investment business case for cycling investment 2018-2028. Yesterday, the AT Board formally approved it. The guts: a proposed combined investment of $600million over the next 10 years …
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What’s the plan? Quick – have your say on Local Board Plans

What's the plan? Quick - have your say on Local Board PlansThe days are short and the weeks feel shorter – and suddenly it’s almost closing time for feedback on Local Board Plans.  Feedback closes 4pm Friday 30 June – make sure you have your say!  Q. Why is this important? Because your Local Board is one of 21 hyper-local bodies with significant place-making power. Via your Local Board, you can transform the streets you live, walk, and bike on – from little things like better bike parking, or ramps instead of hard curbs, to area-wide issues like safer speeds and Vision Zero and greenways through parks. The Local Board Plan will cover the next three years… and you can get a lot done in three years! Your board …
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Bikes in the news: from the margins to the centre

Bikes in the news: from the margins to the centreJust us, or… is there a bit of a tone-shift lately in the way bikes are being covered in the news? Matt Heath’s Herald column in praise of Lightpath made us smile on a Monday morning. Admittedly, it’s hard not to break out in a grin when you read a description like this: I know it had to close down for a re-pinking, but boy is it futuristic. I ride that Utopian overpass to work every morning. The lights are so bright and blue. The pinks so pink. The convenience so convenient. You feel like you’re on a Tron Light Cycle. Like you’re in a Battlestar Galactica launch tunnel. Matt’s point is, why quibble about …
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