Celebrating the success of Biketober 2020 – a photo story

Celebrating the success of Biketober 2020 - a photo storyCommunity Activation Manager Anja Vroegop reflects on a busy Biketober in a year of change: Biketober, that most wonderful time of the year! When the days are longer, the sun comes out, and so do loads of locally powered community events, all in the name of fun and fresh air. This year felt extra special …
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Stay Local, Stay Awesome: Bike East AKL Gets Creative!

Stay Local, Stay Awesome: Bike East AKL Gets Creative!Over the weeks of lockdown, the rule to “stay home, stay local” has led to more bikes on our streets, and some very creative constraints. We’ve been watching our Bike Burbs all over the city rediscovering their neighbourhoods, sharing advice and encouragement, and coming up with clever ways to get fresh air. None more so …
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Burbwatching: Spring 2019

Burbwatching: Spring 2019This year we introduced Project Watch, so you can stay up to date with the progress on cycling projects around the city. And now we’re proud to bring you Burbwatching – a monthly round up of Bike Burb action from all over Auckland. what better time to showcase what our local powerhouses are up to …
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They came, they shopped, we saw: Buy-Cycle Te Atatu

They came, they shopped, we saw: Buy-Cycle Te AtatuA report from Carol Green on Bike Te Atatu’s highly effective Buy-Cycle campaign to highlight people on bikes as regular shoppers. Expect to see a lot more of this sort of thing! In March this year, Bike Te Atatu ran a photo competition, encouraging people to take photos of their local shopping trips by bike and upload …
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An insider’s guide to cycling in Mt Roskill

An insider's guide to cycling in Mt RoskillWith its ribbons of greenspace, local bikeways, handy alleyways, and connections to the wider cycle network, Mt Roskill is in the running to be one of Auckland’s most ‘mini-Holland’ neighbourhoods. This guest post by Jon Turner, longtime Mt Roskill resident (and candidate for the Puketapapa Local Board on the Roskill Community Voice ticket), explores some …
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Bike to Football scores a goal at Seddon Fields

Bike to Football scores a goal at Seddon FieldsAnyone who travels along Meola Road knows to beware Saturdays in soccer season. That’s because every weekend, the busy and popular Seddon Fields fill up with kids and parents who’ve come from far and wide – as well as from quite nearby. And, because almost everyone arrives by car, the road fills up with parked cars, …
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Henderson-Massey Links – have your say!

Henderson-Massey Links – have your say!The Henderson-Massey Local Board is seeking feedback for their Draft Connections Plan by Wednesday 17 April 2019. The plan aims to ‘connect neighbourhoods to key destinations including public transport hubs, schools, local shops, libraries and parks in a bid to help more people ditch the car and embrace walking and cycling where possible.’ Check out the …
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Buy-Cycle Te Atatu: a ‘photo/shop’ contest!

Buy-Cycle Te Atatu: a 'photo/shop' contest!More people on bikes means more people stopping in – and spending up! – at local shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars. We know it, the stats show it, but how to get that message across to our friends and neighbours? The punny legends of Bike Te Atatu have come up with a very clever way …
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From the ground up: a proposal for a bikeable Onehunga

From the ground up: a proposal for a bikeable OnehungaIn a week when we’ve been thinking about how kids get to school, and the importance to kids of freedom on wheels, here’s a guest post by Nicholas Lee (cross-posted at Greater Auckland). Read on for a vision of a bikeable neighbourhood that will let more children ride to school and beyond, and open up the …
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A petition for safety in Albany makes its way to AT – what next?

A petition for safety in Albany makes its way to AT – what next?After two deaths on Oteha Valley Road earlier this year, members of neighbourhood bike burb Bike Albany started a petition for urgent safety improvements. The petition drew a powerful chorus of support: 3000 signatures and the backing of the bereaved families, local schools, the local MP, and the Upper Harbour Local Board. (Read more here …
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It’s all go at the Bike Kaipatiki Pop-Up Hub!

It's all go at the Bike Kaipatiki Pop-Up Hub!As if overnight, a bike hub has popped up in the Northcote town centre. Where did it spring from? Well, back in July, Panuku and the Northcote Business Association had a thought: with the Northcote Safe Cycle Route being built right past the door, how could they actively invite more people on bikes to visit …
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Out and about with the Burbs in Biketober – a photo story

Out and about with the Burbs in Biketober - a photo storyOne of the particular delights of Biketober – the community-created festival of springtime bike fun! – is seeing our Bike Burbs run events in their neighbourhoods and beyond. Below, we highlight a few fabulous examples to show how Auckland’s communities are getting energised around bikes. Check out the full calendar of Biketober events here. Bike Onehunga …
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Hey, far Westies – join Bike Kumeunity!

Hey, far Westies – join Bike Kumeunity!We featured the wonderfully-named Bike Kumeunity when they first popped up – one of our most far flung Bike Burbs (and also one of our most creative, thanks to a membership overlap with the equally delightfully named Kumeu Knitty). Rolling into spring and summer, they’re looking to invite more locals along for the ride. It’s a …
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A new ‘building bike burb’ – SugarTree Cyclists

A new 'building bike burb' – SugarTree CyclistsAuckland has always been a ‘city of villages’, highly walkable and bikeable neighbourhoods, each with its own character. So it’s no surprise that all over Auckland, local bike groups are springing up – some dedicated to particular activities, and others devoted to fostering local connections and fun, in the strong tradition of ‘Bike Burbs‘ like the Puketapapa …
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Bike to the Future – for Grey Lynn and beyond!

Bike to the Future - for Grey Lynn and beyond!Bike to the Future on Saturday 17th February at 10am is a community ride around Grey Lynn organized by our friends at Generation Zero. The idea is to showcase the huge local potential once the safe bike routes are completed – by giving people a chance to experience the routes as they currently are, winding past …
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