Great North Road, car transporters, and safety

Great North Road, car transporters, and safetyThe issue of car-transporters on Great North Road has been in the news recently, in this Metro article and this follow-up piece (including a quote from our chair, Barb Cuthbert. The story drew an overdue and somewhat tepid response from Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, and this great analysis of the wider situation from Greater Auckland. In this guest …
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We asked, you answered: a survey about bikeways on Dominion Road

We asked, you answered: a survey about bikeways on Dominion RoadBack when we launched our petition to add bikeways to the light rail project on Dominion Road, we set up a survey to capture your experiences of – and hopes for – this key route through the heart of the isthmus. Many of you took the time to share your thoughts. Thanks to the help …
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Franklin Rd epic effort! You’ve knocked our socks off!

Franklin Rd epic effort! You've knocked our socks off!‘Fabulous’, ‘stunning’, ‘brilliant’! That’s what I say when someone far exceeds my expectations. So, what to say when139 people wrote superb, articulate responses to our call last weekend for feedback on Franklin Rd? Jolisa and I thought one or two of you would reply during the 3 days we had to get your feedback … I …
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Gold: Franklin sense, and more! 3 fresh designs for Franklin Rd

Gold: Franklin sense, and more! 3 fresh designs for Franklin RdUpdated: huge thanks for your responsiveness – we’re collating 138 individual responses, and will post an overview of your thoughts very soon. Very grateful for your time and effort! Auckland Transport will hear your voices loud and clear. The story of Franklin Rd’s makeover has taken another turn, with three fresh designs from AT for consultation, and urgent …
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Dutch scenes in a British context – lessons for New Zealand

Dutch scenes in a British context - lessons for New ZealandTake a look at these powerful images from the blog Alternative Department of Transport, created by transposing typical Dutch cyclists into a British street environment… which could just as easily be a New Zealand street environment. (The images were so popular, there was a follow-up post with more.) Straight away it becomes blindingly obvious why women, children and the elderly …
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We have seen the future and it is…

We have seen the future and it is...Well, this is exciting! Stunning plans have been released for a 30km fully separated bike super-highway running west to east across the city. There’ll also be a slightly shorter north-south route – again, fully separated. And six other bikeways converging on the city will be fully upgraded – and fully separated from traffic. Best of all: …
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More infrastructure = more cycling = better health

More infrastructure = more cycling = better healthNo great surprises here, but research in the United States has found a link between improved cycle infrastructure and positive health outcomes. The research specifically concentrated on the development of the Minneapolis Greenway and the effect on travelling patterns in the areas near the Greenway. The Midtown Greenway is a 5.5-mile [8.8 km] long former railroad …
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Seven Ideas for Auckland’s 175th Birthday – Part 2

This is a guest blog from Jonathan and was originally published on his blog http://jonathanbgood.com/ With so many good ideas, we have split this into two parts – this is part 2. Today is Auckland’s birthday and a chance to celebrate the best little city in the world! It’s also a good chance to think about …
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Westhaven interim cycleway from North Wharf

As well as the exciting news that the Westhaven boardwalk promenade is now open, AT have also announced an interim cycle path to link North Wharf to the new boardwalk. More information can found in this information sheet from AT  and you can download a PDF map of the interim cycle path by clicking here. A …
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Halving our progress

At the end of the previous financial year (2012/2013), we ran a blog showing how slow bikeway construction in Auckland was going – only ~10 km built in one year, when the target in the Auckland Plan to finish the cycle network in 2030 requires 50 km every year. AT promised to do better. Several …
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Community Information days for NZTA’s airport link plans

This Saturday the NZTA is holding the first of a series of public information days for information and feedback on their proposed new motorway link to Auckland Airport, SH20A (George Bolt Drive), and the intersection with Kirkbride Road. Details of provision for cyclists on the new SH20A motorway (George Bolt Drive) and on Kirkbride Rd …
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News update from the NW’ern Cycleway

Sept 4 update from the Causeway Alliance Team: (with another of their great aerial photos!) The team are in the process of relocating a section of the northwestern cycleway onto a temporary new alignment as work on raising and widening the Causeway gathers pace. The new section of cycleway near the Rosebank Road off-ramp will …
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Easy fixes: Blocking off streets

One of the easy fixes that are around to improve the traffic environment for cycling is “filtered permeability”. This is where a road is made a thoroughfare for active modes but access only for motor vehicles. This is used very effectively in the Netherlands and also has had great success in Hackney in London. This …
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