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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