A new bridge for the Viaduct – where do the bikes go?

A new bridge for the Viaduct - where do the bikes go?You may have seen recent coverage of the proposed new bridge linking Wynyard Quarter to the Viaduct, replacing the existing bridge, which was put in place in 2009 as a 2011 Rugby World Cup ‘legacy project’. As Greater Auckland notes, the timeline for the new bridge is tight: delivery is ideally tied to the Americas’ Cup in …
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Tamaki Drive: It’s Had Some Love, More is on the Way

Tamaki Drive: It’s Had Some Love, More is on the WayIf you frequently cycle along Tamaki Drive you might already have forgotten what we’ve gained as a result of the new-look Ngapipi Road intersection completed in July, and the Quay Street Cycleway extension which opened just last month. A reminder, then. The Quay Street Cycleway, already one of the city’s most popular routes, was extended …
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AT takes the “safe” out of the Northcote Safe Cycle Route

AT takes the “safe” out of the Northcote Safe Cycle RouteCities around the world are rolling out protected bike lanes as fast as they can, be it London, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton or even the traditional auto dystopian city of Los Angeles. It’s encouraging to see Auckland joining the roll-call, with Auckland Transport rolling out promising efforts in parts of the inner west and a fantastic design for …
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The Great Auckland Bike Market was so great!

The Great Auckland Bike Market was so great!A simple idea: a great big community bring & buy for bikes. Hold it in a high profile downtown location with tons of foot traffic. Add bike groups and bike shops and bike fun and fantastic food and a classically warm Auckland ‘winter’ day, and BOOM. Yet more proof that if you build it, they will come. …
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Quay Street, Level Up [Bonus Star for Design Upgrades]

Quay Street, Level Up [Bonus Star for Design Upgrades]The story of cycling on Quay Street could be likened to a video game, where you start out as a powerless beginner, and slowly acquire more and more upgrades. With challenges, setbacks, and a fair bit of ‘grinding‘ along the way. Some decades (?) ago, the first shared path was added along the north side, east …
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Quay Street’s gonna be okay

Quay Street's gonna be okayUPDATE: Consultation closes this Friday. Have your say ASAP to make sure our new hot pink pathway has a safe connection all the way to the red fence, the whole wide waterfront, and round the bays and beyond! Auckland Transport has finally started the public consultation on the Quay St interim cycleway! A new urban cycleway that, due …
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Waterways for cycling – a Brisbane treat to add to Auckland’s shopping basket

Waterways for cycling - a Brisbane treat to add to Auckland's shopping basketLike many Kiwi families, we’ve had one of our kids lured by the flash salaries and job opportunities of Australia. We’re lucky our son is on the east coast, so I’m in Brisbane for a family catch-up. Soaking up the warm winter temperatures (28 degrees on Saturday), the stimulation of a bigger city, and city-spying …
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Smile and Rave – a report from inside the Bike Rave

Smile and Rave - a report from inside the Bike RaveA special report from Jessica Rose – Eyes in the Rave It was always going to be a roll of the dice, running a bike event in unpredictable May rains. But despite a week’s postponement due to rain, on Friday 22nd May, over 500 keen people on bikes (that’s a guestimate) assembled for what was Auckland’s first ever official …
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A Mother’s Day ramble, and a glimpse of the future

A Mother's Day ramble, and a glimpse of the futureThey say there are two kinds of people in the world: mothers, and their children. Frocks on Bikes will take any excuse for a social ride at a leisurely pace, and Mother’s Day provided the perfect excuse.  On Sunday morning, a lovely bunch of people – some of them mothers, all of them children, from Pt Chev …
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Open Streets 2015 – a half street, and a full day!

Open Streets 2015 - a half street, and a full day!Phew! What an epic day on Quay St. And perfect proof that if you make space for people, and make it inviting, they’ll flock to fill it. Of course we know this from all the many other successful Open Streets events around the world, but Auckland had to find out for itself. Everywhere you went, …
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Photo Booth at Open Streets – Get a Snap of You and Your Bike!

Photo Booth at Open Streets - Get a Snap of You and Your Bike!We’re getting excited about Open Streets this coming Sunday. Have you rounded up your gang for the Bike Gang Challenge? Remember there’s a $500 prize pool for the biggest gang, and we’ll also be giving out category prizes for all sorts of other things, like oldest member, youngest member, best dressed team (uniform or costume), most original custom …
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NextBikes at Open Streets – the perfect combo!

NextBikes at Open Streets - the perfect combo!Just announced from the lovely people at the NextBike bikeshare programme, three downtown bike tours as part of Open Streets on Sunday 12 April. Adults: not to worry if you can’t BYOB to town: they can also supply bikes to suit. (But kids should BYOB to join the Family Fun tour.) Spots are limited, so sign up soon! More …
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Open Streets Sunday April 12 – Quay St closed to cars, open to people!

Once again Auckland Transport is bringing us an Open Streets event – bigger, longer, and more inviting than ever. And perfectly timed for the school holidays. On Sunday 12 April, between 10 and 4, Quay St will be closed to traffic and open to everybody. Make your way to the car-free space, enjoy the street and …
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Light up the bridge – with songs about bikes!

Light up the bridge - with songs about bikes!Have you seen the new lights on the Harbour Bridge? Better still, have you seen them dancing to music? Play the Bridge, a synchronised music and light show, runs live every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from now until April 25th, thanks to 2degrees Mobile. It’s an inspired contribution to Auckland’s 175th anniversary (as well as a hint of how …
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Queens Wharf access update

Auckland Transport will be releasing this media statement later today regarding amended access to Queens Wharf. Changes to the entrance of Queens Wharf will boost safety for the increasing numbers of people visiting the area, including commuters, tourists and cruise ship visitors. From today right hand turns onto Queens Wharf will be restricted to authorised vehicles …
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