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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