Take a minute to say bikes are Very Important!

Take a minute to say bikes are Very Important!Sometimes it’s very simple. The council is currently consulting on the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) and what to spend it on via the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), and the feedback process couldn’t be more straightforward. Here’s our super-quick-and-easy guide to making sure bikes count. Read on for VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS on how to make sure Auckland doesn’t wind up with a half-pie compromise for cycling. Be sure to have your say before Monday 14 May! Question 1 asks how you feel about the Regional Fuel Tax – support or no? We strongly suggest you SUPPORT this – without it the full range of cycling projects won’t happen. The fuel tax …
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It’s a plan: the 10-year budget and Auckland 2050

It's a plan: the 10-year budget and Auckland 2050Public feedback is currently open on Auckland Council’s budget for the next ten years – and on the plan to get us through to 2050. It’s important to have your say before 8pm on Wednesday 28 March. Your voice will be incredibly important in making sure our city makes space for people on bikes. It’s a really big consultation – luckily, we have a couple more weeks to get to grips with it! The 10-year Budget 2018-2028 is all about the nuts and bolts: the questions are about how Auckland will pay for everything. The Auckland Plan 2050 is the big picture: the questions are about what we want Auckland …
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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 that we love our city and want to see it prosper. With housing having become a crisis over the last decade, this is not a time when we want to stand off to one side, even if at first glance it may not relate to transport or bikes. In fact, transport and housing are two …
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Dustin’ off our megaphone…

Dustin' off our megaphone...On Sunday, the Herald shook its fist on behalf of drivers upset by delays of weeks or months on dozens of delayed road projects across the city. Road safety campaigner and car reviewer Clive Matthew-Wilson is among the hundreds of motorists frustrated by the daily Onewa Rd bottleneck, saying the delays impacted on commuting times and livelihoods. “These kinds of delays have a profound economic effect. Meetings are missed, things don’t get delivered.” We get that. Delays are frustrating, even when you know workers are working as fast as they can. But meanwhile, those of us who also get around on bikes have been patiently waiting years for our safe, connected paths across the city. Sure, exciting projects are …
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Wanted: one fairy godmother on a bike (plus the Essential Transport Budget)

Wanted: one fairy godmother on a bike (plus the Essential Transport Budget)Remember when buses and trains were the Cinderella of Auckland’s transport system, sitting sadly in the cold kitchen, out of the limelight, at the mercy of ugly stepsisters who zipped off to the ball in their single-occupant vehicles. “Why waste money on slow, grimy machines?” went the reasoning. “Especially for a few sad punters who can’t afford cars or are too old or young to drive? Oh, sure, we have some plans on the shelf. Maybe next year. If we have the money. Now go and do your chores.” Luckily, public transport had some fairy godmothers who saw the light and the potential — and who looked overseas for models of what can happen when you give PT the royal treatment. It didn’t happen overnight, but …
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Fixing Auckland’s Transport: The 10-Year Budget 2015-2025

Fixing Auckland's Transport: The 10-Year Budget 2015-2025What: Auckland Conversation’s event on “Transport in Auckland – The 10-Year Budget Proposal” When: Monday, 2 March 2015 5:00 p.m Where: Lower NZI Conference Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive Auckland is the country’s fastest growing region with transport considered the single biggest issue. Major investment will be needed in the next decade to avoid worsening congestion and the impact this will have on our economy, environment and way of life. We have a choice to make. Do we accept a basic transport network which costs less, or do we invest more to get the advanced transport programme set out in the 30-year vision for our region known as the Auckland Plan. If …
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Submit on the Unitary Plan!

The deadline for Unitary Plan submissions is this Friday. We think YOU should take the time to submit, because it will be key to how this city will look like in 5 or 10 years. Will we get ever-more-increasing numbers of cars everywhere, and rising house prices? Or will we be courageous enough to change course?
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