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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Cycling Without Age Pt Chev – a joyful update

Cycling Without Age Pt Chev - a joyful updateCycling Without Age is a wonderful worldwide initiative that began in Denmark and has been taking root in Aotearoa. It offers older folk a chance to enjoy the wind in their hair, thanks to electrified trishaws powered by volunteer pilots. CWOA began blossoming in Auckland in 2017, at retirement villages on the North Shore, and in early …
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