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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Attention Frank, Lin & Rod – Your Opinions Needed…

Attention Frank, Lin & Rod - Your Opinions Needed...…it’s Bruce here, to say: Horrible puns aside, whatever your name, could you all please come forward and support the good improvements in the newest Franklin Road cycleway design? This is your final opportunity to weigh in. AT now has its foot flat to the floor: feedback for this last consultation closes at 4.00pm, Tuesday 10 May 2016. As …
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Frankly, this is pretty great – new designs for Franklin Road

Frankly, this is pretty great – new designs for Franklin RoadThe new designs for Franklin Rd are in, and we are impressed. We knew that parking-protected bike lanes had been ruled out – but this round of design proposes the next best thing: separated lanes raised above the road, separated from traffic by a rounded kerb, and with buffer zones on both sides. You may remember that after the disappointment …
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The Gift of the Magi: a decision on Franklin Road

The Gift of the Magi: a decision on Franklin RoadLast night we got the news about what’s in the Christmas stocking for people on bikes along Franklin Road, come next year’s full-scale upgrade of the whole road. As you know, after an initial decision by Auckland Transport that left pretty much no cycling facilities in the redesign plans, we took a stand, and managed to …
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Franklin Rd epic effort! You’ve knocked our socks off!

Franklin Rd epic effort! You've knocked our socks off!‘Fabulous’, ‘stunning’, ‘brilliant’! That’s what I say when someone far exceeds my expectations. So, what to say when139 people wrote superb, articulate responses to our call last weekend for feedback on Franklin Rd? Jolisa and I thought one or two of you would reply during the 3 days we had to get your feedback … I …
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Gold: Franklin sense, and more! 3 fresh designs for Franklin Rd

Gold: Franklin sense, and more! 3 fresh designs for Franklin RdUpdated: huge thanks for your responsiveness – we’re collating 138 individual responses, and will post an overview of your thoughts very soon. Very grateful for your time and effort! Auckland Transport will hear your voices loud and clear. The story of Franklin Rd’s makeover has taken another turn, with three fresh designs from AT for consultation, and urgent …
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Franklin, my dears: we do give a damn

Franklin, my dears: we do give a damnWe all share a love of bikes and the joy and freedom of riding around Auckland.  Cycle Action is about celebrating and evangalising this lifestyle, of course. But we’re also about the gritty grind of advocating for better street design, so that the 60% of Aucklanders who say they would ride if there was safe …
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