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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Lightpath to the Waterfront: time to ungap the map! (feedback by 8 March)

Lightpath to the Waterfront: time to ungap the map! (feedback by 8 March)Here’s the guts. Auckland Transport is currently consulting on connecting the bottom of the Nelson St cycleway to the waterfront. And they need to do it before December 2020, because… America’s Cup. The design is fine, as far as it goes. But it only goes halfway! Why? Because… America’s Cup, budget, and time. Can’t afford the …
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City Centre Masterplan refresh: A Bike AKL feedback guide

City Centre Masterplan refresh: A Bike AKL feedback guideThe City Centre Masterplan refresh is up for consultation, closing Friday 18 October, and we encourage you to add your voice. For context, check out our blog post on the history of this plan, and what’s been achieved so far, especially in terms of making the central city better for people on bikes. Below, you’ll …
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A Masterplan for a wheel-planned city centre (Blast From the Past)

A Masterplan for a wheel-planned city centre (Blast From the Past)Some seven years after it was first prepared, the blueprint for Auckland’s heart – the City Centre Masterplan – is getting a refresh. NOTE: feedback closes Friday 18 October, so have your say if you haven’t already! Check out our feedback guide over here. In the years since that 2012 plan, the city centre has …
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Federal Street: tactical urbanism works!

Federal Street: tactical urbanism works!In March 2018, a trial project popped up on Federal St in the central city. With the CRL works happening on Albert Street, little old Federal St offered a parallel through-route for walking and for biking – except that it was a one-way street So the Auckland Design Office and AT added a contra-flow bike …
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Construction has begun – let’s keep K Road humming along!

Construction has begun – let's keep K Road humming along!The much anticipated Karangahape Road Enhancements are under way at last! We’re beyond excited about the makeover, which will make K’ Road even more welcoming than ever for people walking, biking, and hopping on and off buses. Hard to believe it was five long years ago when Generation Zero led the call for K’ Road bike …
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Franklin Road reopens – a boulevard with better bikeways!

Franklin Road reopens – a boulevard with better bikeways!Cycleway openings are a rare occasion this year, as delayed projects work their way through the pipeline. So it was a treat to roll along to the opening of the renewed Franklin Road last Wednesday. Of course, this wasn’t formally a cycleway project, even though the results include high-quality bike lanes. This was a massive, …
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