West Auckland Moves On Addressing Climate Change

West Auckland Moves On Addressing Climate ChangeA guest post from Councillor Shane Henderson on some momentous moves for the city, and for the West in particular. This week, we committed the people of Auckland to halve greenhouse gas emissions within ten years.  This is necessary, but it’s going to be bloody hard. I am delighted to note that in my ward …
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Speak up on the Emergency Budget – by Friday 19 June!

Speak up on the Emergency Budget – by Friday 19 June!Speak up to make safer cycling a priority in Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget for 2020/2021, Consultation closes Friday 19 June.  AND CLICK HERE TO SCROLL TO OUR QUICK FEEDBACK GUIDE! It’s decision time. Facing a half-billion dollar loss of revenue due to Covid-19, Council is proposing cuts to every area for 2020/2021, and they want your feedback, …
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Local Board Priorities 2020/2021 – have your say by 22 March!

Local Board Priorities 2020/2021 - have your say by 22 March!It’s almost closing time for feedback on Local Board Priorities for the coming year.  Feedback closes Sunday 22 March – so make sure you have your say! With our heads spinning from the COVID-19 response, this is one small useful thing you can do, to ensure positive direction through the interesting times ahead. WHY THIS IS …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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It’s budget time: help set local priorities for a bikeable city

It's budget time: help set local priorities for a bikeable cityWhat should the city be spending on biking and walking links over the coming financial year? Luckily, you get to say! Auckland Council is consulting with the public on its budget priorities for 2017-2018. Feedback is open until Monday 27 March at 4pm. All the info you need, including the link to the online feedback …
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Bike Auckland supports the Coalition for More Homes

Bike Auckland supports the Coalition for More HomesBike Auckland is happy to announce that we are joining the Coalition for More Homes to support Auckland passing the Unitary Plan – giving us the ability to get on with building the homes that our growing city requires. One of the key reasons Bike Auckland exists – alongside the joy of riding bikes, of course – is …
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Leaf it to the Parks Department: trimming greenery along cycleways

Leaf it to the Parks Department: trimming greenery along cyclewaysOne of the delights of our cycleways, both new and old, is how green they can be, especially with the new landscaping. Likewise our greenways through parks. But this being Auckland, everything grows. And you don’t want vegetation branching out into your head’s way, creeping along across your path, or tickling your ankles as you ride. So …
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Auckland’s annual budget 2016/2017 – let’s make bikes count!

Auckland's annual budget 2016/2017 - let's make bikes count!You may or may not have opinions on Auckland Council’s 2016/2017 budget. But in amongst the local board priorities are some flagship projects that will make life better for people on bikes… and indeed, there are a few local boards who have forgotten to put easy cycling wins on their list of priorities. If you have a moment, it’s well worth …
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Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade – how do bikes fit in?

Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade - how do bikes fit in?Auckland Council is currently seeking your thoughts on designs for an upgrade to the Mt Albert Town Centre – feedback closes 4pm, Friday 27 November.  You can see the proposed plans here; note that most of what you see in the images is hypothetical, as the only part that’s funded for completion in 2016/17 is the …
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