Northern Pathway latest designs – have your say by Sunday 19 April!

Northern Pathway latest designs - have your say by Sunday 19 April!Heads up: consultation closes Sunday 19 April on the Northern Pathway Phase 1: Westhaven to Akoranga (aka the pathway formerly known as Skypath and Seapath). You may be thinking “what, again?” We can assure you, this isn’t yet another restart of the project. It’s a refinement as we get closer to construction – and a …
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Bridging the gap in Burswood

Bridging the gap in BurswoodLately, it’s all about the bridges, big and small – and every single one is a valuable connection. Since mid-February, the crew from Bike East Auckland have been keeping tabs on a bridge upgrade project in a local park, recently completed as part of an ongoing upgrade of the wider Cascades Shared Path network. The …
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NZTA reveals new design for a path across Auckland Harbour Bridge

NZTA reveals new design for a path across Auckland Harbour BridgeToday the NZ Transport Agency unveiled its preferred design for a walking and biking pathway across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, breaking the silence around the project since the government confirmed last August it would fund the crossing. Initial images show a pathway along the city side of the bridge: it’s cantilevered off the piers, and roughly …
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A new bridge for the Viaduct – where do the bikes go?

A new bridge for the Viaduct - where do the bikes go?You may have seen recent coverage of the proposed new bridge linking Wynyard Quarter to the Viaduct, replacing the existing bridge, which was put in place in 2009 as a 2011 Rugby World Cup ‘legacy project’. As Greater Auckland notes, the timeline for the new bridge is tight: delivery is ideally tied to the Americas’ Cup in …
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South Auckland’s Skypath – crossing the Manukau on New Mangere Bridge

South Auckland's Skypath - crossing the Manukau on New Mangere BridgeAfter the sudden closure of the Old Mangere Bridge due to advanced deterioration, now the only way to walk and bike across the harbour – until a new walking-biking bridge is completed around 2021 – is via the underpass on SH20 under the New Mangere Bridge. Yes, you read that right: while we’re eagerly awaiting …
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Tamaki Drive: It’s Had Some Love, More is on the Way

Tamaki Drive: It’s Had Some Love, More is on the WayIf you frequently cycle along Tamaki Drive you might already have forgotten what we’ve gained as a result of the new-look Ngapipi Road intersection completed in July, and the Quay Street Cycleway extension which opened just last month. A reminder, then. The Quay Street Cycleway, already one of the city’s most popular routes, was extended …
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Slinky, inky, sleek and smooth – the Canada St bridge emerges

Slinky, inky, sleek and smooth – the Canada St bridge emergesThe last pieces of the Canada St bridge were slotted into place last night: a complete connection to the old Nelson St offramp, not much over a year since it was first dreamed up. And soon enough, we’ll be riding it! This stunning animation, just released, gives you a sense of what it will look and feel like. …
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The New Old New Old Mangere Bridge – the saga continues!

The New Old New Old Mangere Bridge - the saga continues!The saga of Mangere Bridge reads like a litany of woes. The troubles began with the very first timber version, which opened in 1875 and was soon attacked by shipworms. It was also so narrow pedestrians could not pass motor vehicles safely. The replacement – commissioned in 1915, and designed by R.F. Moore who was responsible for the Grafton Bridge – …
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Great new options for Bike the Bridge 2015 – let’s do it!

Great new options for Bike the Bridge 2015 - let's do it!Exciting news from Bike the Bridge and Auckland Transport about this year’s event: it’s been made even friendlier for every kind of rider, with options aplenty for all. Take part at your own pace, at your own level, and enjoy the thrill of sailing high over our beautiful harbour under your own power… for a …
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Hinaki Eel Trap Bridge blessing ceremony – a report from Puketapapa

Hinaki Eel Trap Bridge blessing ceremony - a report from PuketapapaCycle Action’s Richard Barter went along to the dawn blessing ceremony for the spectacular new Hinaki Eel Trap Bridge in Mt Roskill’s War Memorial Park, on Friday 5 June. Here’s his report:  I had the privilege of representing Cycle Action, joining local Iwi, community leaders, engineers and contractors, at a dawn ceremony hosted by Auckland Transport to bless Hinaki …
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Second Harbour Crossing To Become Reality

Second Harbour Crossing To Become RealityIn a stunning development, Ports of Auckland, NZTA, Auckland Transport, and Generation Zero have combined forces to announce a second harbour crossing that will not only render SkyPath unnecessary but also solve the Auckland housing crisis. A massive reclamation project will allow a new bridge to extend across the harbour from Silo Park to Devonport, providing eight lanes of vehicle access and …
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Light up the bridge – with songs about bikes!

Light up the bridge - with songs about bikes!Have you seen the new lights on the Harbour Bridge? Better still, have you seen them dancing to music? Play the Bridge, a synchronised music and light show, runs live every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from now until April 25th, thanks to 2degrees Mobile. It’s an inspired contribution to Auckland’s 175th anniversary (as well as a hint of how …
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AT taxi trial for Grafton Bridge… tell us what you think!

AT taxi trial for Grafton Bridge... tell us what you think!A couple of months ago AT told me their staff were working on a trial to allow taxis to use the Grafton Bridge bus lanes. I was pretty shocked, as I know how much cyclists value the traffic- free environment of the Bridge on weekdays. I know many of us ‘specially enjoy the ‘B’ lights …
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SkyPath thanks you …….. why stop now!

Sunday 2pm update – Get ready for it ……….6,OOO submissions just ticked over!   Amazing news from Ryan – Gen Zero Comms Director, running this campaign with us. KEEP THOSE SUBMISSIONS COMING –  let’s show them how much we want SkyPath! Quick Submission form here.  Submission deadline is Friday, 23rd 5pm. Friday update –  We’re …
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No fuss or delay – ride the yellow (non)-brick road !

Yesterday we brought you the report from the star team at the NZTA’s Causeway Alliance – We’re reaching an exciting stage where we can commission the Oakley Creek boardwalk…………. If you’ve been on the North-western cycleway or driven past recently I am sure you will have noticed the bright yellow railings’. Sarah has been in …
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