Better Great than Never – Great North Road finally getting bikeways?

Better Great than Never - Great North Road finally getting bikeways?After many years of inaction, is 2021 the year Auckland Transport finally makes progress on better biking and better buses on Great North Road, with a new project? If you have been “along on the journey” previously, as the PR speak has it, you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit underwhelmed. After all, this project …
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Greener on the other side? – Greenfields housing and Auckland Cycling

Greener on the other side? - Greenfields housing and Auckland CyclingPeople who want to see Auckland improving for bikes often look at our horribly slow roll-out of new bikeways and despair. Is throwing millions of dollars per kilometre on some high-profile backbone bikeways really the best thing? And how are we ever going to get significant results if every route seems to be interminably delayed …
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It’s time to take a lane: What Auckland can learn from Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge

It's time to take a lane: What Auckland can learn from Vancouver's Burrard BridgeThanks to Michael Tritt, founder and director of Electrify NZ, for these important words. In 2008, I did the one-year “OE working holiday”, travelling with my wife to live and work in Vancouver, Canada. Keen to continue with regular cycle commuting, we bought second-hand bikes from Craigslist (a popular but rudimentary sort-of “Trademe”) and acquired …
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Quick Submit Guide – Māngere Cycling Improvements, December 2020

This is Bike Auckland’s quick submit guide for AT’s Māngere cycling improvement proposals. Go here for our full blog on these improvements and what they’ll do for people on bikes in Māngere – with your support! Submissions close this Sunday, 13 December It’s a great package of improvements that link up several projects in the …
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Seven great reasons to support the Pt Chev Project!

Seven great reasons to support the Pt Chev Project!The consultation on the Pt Chevalier streetscape project closes soon – this Friday 20 December! Make sure you’re on Santa’s nice list by adding your voice in support of this great design. We strongly support this project, especially the protected bike lanes, bus peak priority lane, raised pedestrian crossings, safer intersections, and lots of new …
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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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Pop-up protected bike lanes: let’s make a list!

Pop-up protected bike lanes: let's make a list!Auckland Transport has recently opened the door to discussing ‘tactical’ upgrades – quick and affordable fixes to instantly improve road safety. Which is good, because we have some ideas! For example, you’ll have noticed that as double-decker buses move around the city, shop verandahs and trees have been protected using simple hit-sticks and bumpers. Call …
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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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Bike lanes and businesses: When the numbers do the talking

Bike lanes and businesses: When the numbers do the talkingIf we had a dollar for every time we’ve been told that removing traffic lanes and car parking to make way for cycle lanes will kill local businesses, we could just about fund the lanes ourselves. It’s a classic barbecue assertion. And, like any other dodgy assertion, it withers in the face of the data. …
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Safety projects popping up in Papatoetoe

Safety projects popping up in PapatoetoeAs in the poem by Carl Sandburg about fog, it seems safety ‘comes on little cat feet’… After AT’s excoriating safety report, we’re starting to see little local upgrades that make things better for people on bikes and on foot. Here’s a bouquet of safety projects in Papatoetoe that deserve your support. Help us create …
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Boxed in: the problem(s) with Advanced Stop Boxes

Boxed in: the problem(s) with Advanced Stop BoxesAdvanced stop boxes: they’re a paint-only, bare minimum kind of bike infrastructure, and not in any way best practice for protecting people on bikes at intersections, which are hot spots for crashes. But at many intersections all over Auckland, they’re literally all we have in the way of any support for (ever so slightly) safer …
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What’s happening in Grey Lynn?

What's happening in Grey Lynn?The Grey Lynn cycleway routes – plus the related safety upgrades, including new crossings and traffic calming – have been paused for review since Christmas, and many readers will be wondering what’s going on. You can keep track of Auckland Transport’s official updates on this page, and you can also sign up for email updates …
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It’s Bond. Great North Road-and-Bond.

It's Bond. Great North Road-and-Bond.Feedback is now open on Auckland Transport’s proposed design for where Great North Rd meets Bond St and Grosvenor St. Our verdict: it’s good – and will be even better with a couple of tweaks. Be sure to have your say by Sunday 3 September! Here’s our quick feedback guide… What we like – this will make the …
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A new link to New Lynn – take Seabrook Ave into town!

A new link to New Lynn - take Seabrook Ave into town!Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on cycling improvements in New Lynn. Feedback is open until Sunday 21 May 2017 – use the big blue button on the project page, or this direct link. This is the first project out of the gate in response to last year’s area-wide consultation, which revealed a huge local demand for safer …
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Pt Chev by the numbers: looking forward

Pt Chev by the numbers: looking forwardAs a Pt Chev local, I’m excited about the proposed bike lanes (NB feedback closes 23 April – have your say here). We’re a ‘bikie’ family: we bike to to school, the shops, the library, the dairy, music lessons, local parks, MOTAT, the zoo, to the doctor, the butcher, the baker. We use the NW cycleway for fresh air and …
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