The new family car – a cargo bike!

The new family car - a cargo bike!Cargo bikes are increasingly popular, especially for families looking for carbon-free alternatives to the second – or even first – car. Yes, even in Auckland! Reader Pete Moth shares his family’s experience. My family moved to Auckland from London in 2017, with 2 kids, aged 2 & 4 at the time. We had arranged for …
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Bike maintenance – an essential service?

Bike maintenance – an essential service?Lockdown isn’t an easy ride, and everyone is rightly making a serious concerted effort to stay local and stay home as much as possible. Under these conditions, the humble bicycle is emerging from sheds and garages as a tool for local exercise, shopping runs, and essential commutes. People are venturing out into the stress-free streets, brushing …
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Go ahead, JUMP! Electric bike-share hits the streets

Go ahead, JUMP! Electric bike-share hits the streetsPowered by ride share giant Uber, JUMP is one of several players in Auckland’s new post-Lime micro-mobility scene – but it’s first to market with e-bikes, a combination of electric zip and big-wheeled comfort. Our intrepid ride-reviewer Sam Finnemore offers a first-impressions guide to Auckland’s first dockless e-bike scheme: what’s happened, what the bikes are …
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EEK! Why does EECA have an e-bike blind spot?

EEK! Why does EECA have an e-bike blind spot?This is a guest post by micromobility expert Oliver Bruce, who asks: why does the government fund for innovation in electric vehicles continue to have an e-bike-sized blind spot? A government grant programme aimed at reducing transport emissions by encouraging innovation in the uptake and use of electric vehicles has been running since 2017. So …
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A regular rider on a year of regular riding

A regular rider on a year of regular ridingWe love real stories of everyday bike life! So when we saw Pshem’s delightful string of tweets looking back on his first year of regular cycling for transport around Te Atatu peninsula and to work in the city, we asked if he’d be keen to share them as a guest blog with a few choice photos. …
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Onzo gets an upgrade – and it’s all good

Onzo gets an upgrade – and it’s all goodSeen fresh, bright bursts of kowhai rolling around in Auckland or Wellington? It’s the new-look Onzo fleet, with some welcome upgrades to keep up to speed with our changing streets. Our intrepid correspondent Sam Finnemore takes a look at what’s changed… Time moves fast and active transport moves faster! Hard to believe it’s less than …
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