Hello from Bike Auckland’s new kid!

Hello from Bike Auckland's new kid!I didn’t anticipate having an exciting answer for the question: “How was your Level 3 this time round?” In the midst of one of the weirdest years ever, I have the pleasure of being welcomed as Communications Coordinator for Bike Auckland. For a long time, I’ve seen advocacy for sustainable transport in Tāmaki Makaurau as …
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Essential Workers on Wheels 3: The News Crew

Essential Workers on Wheels 3: The News CrewEvery day, all over Auckland, essential workers set off to their workplaces by bike. We’re keen to shine a light on their experiences, what’s different under Level 4 besides a lot less traffic on the road, and their thoughts on the road ahead. This week, we talk to three great guys who help make the …
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Essential Workers on Wheels 1: The Health Professionals

Essential Workers on Wheels 1: The Health ProfessionalsEvery day, all over Auckland, essential workers set off to their workplaces by bike. With New Zealand now operating at Level 4 lockdown, we’re keen to shine a light on their experiences, and their thoughts on the way ahead. Today, we focus on five people whose job it is to keep us healthy. (Plus: here’s …
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Essential Workers on Wheels 2: A GP in the City

Essential Workers on Wheels 2: A GP in the CityWe’re shining a light on essential workers who get there by bike – with New Zealand now operating at Level 4 lockdown, we’re keen to hear how they’re doing, and their thoughts on the way ahead. A lot of health professionals bike to work (meet some of them here). Often it’s because, like GP Peter …
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Being part of the solution: one commuter’s tale

Being part of the solution: one commuter's taleWe always welcome your stories of the bike life in Auckland. Here, Bike Auckland member and regular rider Rik Bruce – who recently hit the news when he captured some horrific red-light running – tells the story of his everyday bike commute, why he prefers to pedal for his 60km round trip to work, and …
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Auckland’s first bicycle ride: 150 years ago today!

Auckland's first bicycle ride: 150 years ago today!Once upon a time – a century and a half ago, in fact – Auckland’s first bicycle ride took place, setting in motion a social and transport revolution that continues to this day. To celebrate this anniversary, we’ve made a timeline of some key highlights of Auckland’s first 150 years on bikes. Of course we know …
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Crash, Cry and Carry On – Cycling Beyond Trauma

Crash, Cry and Carry On – Cycling Beyond TraumaThis powerful guest post by Emma McInnes of Women in Urbanism delves into a difficult topic: the lingering trauma from even a minor bike crash. Like previous first-person posts on the subject, we hope it strikes a chord – and inspires an even louder call for safer streets. My first bike crash in central Auckland happened on Symonds Street. …
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