Greater Auckland: Council Slams AT but the Excuses Keep Coming

Greater Auckland: Council Slams AT but the Excuses Keep ComingAuckland Transport’s delivery for people on bikes is completely insufficient. On Monday, our friends at Greater Auckland published correspondence between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, and it was good to see Council holding AT to account. They detail all the ways in which AT have failed their Cycling Programme, and why. Councillors Bartley, Coom, Darby …
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Community Bike Fund 2021

Community Bike Fund 2021The 2021 round of Auckland Transport’s Community Bike Fund is open until the 15th of August at 10pm! We love the Community Bike Fund because it empowers individuals and communities to make creative events and projects which showcase their communities and passions. The Community Bike Fund is open once per year and grants between $300 …
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Greater Auckland Supports Liberate The Lane!

Greater Auckland Supports Liberate The Lane!An excellent exploration of all the reasons to Liberate The Lane, thanks to Heidi O’Callahan and our friends at Greater Auckland. Waka Kotahi has declined our request for a three-month trial cycle lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Heidi unpacks their concerns in this comprehensive blog, and it’s well worth a read. The Liberate the …
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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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Bike to Sport

Bike to SportWe’re excited to announce a brand new bike-tastic winter programme: Bike to Sport! Winners bike to sport. Whatever your sporting persuasion, the best way to warm up is a bike ride on the way there! To encourage and support the eager athletes among us, Bike Auckland will be giving away weekly prize packs to participating …
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Missing links, missing limbs

Missing links, missing limbsPuketāpapa local board member, Jon Turner, shares his experience on Hendry Avenue. “F***!” was my first thought. “Thank god I’m wearing a helmet”, my second, as my head hit the ground. “Why haven’t NZTA done anything about this,” was the third, as I skidded along the chipseal road, nicely tearing up my right thigh. “Everything …
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Where is the bike access? Have your say on rail improvements for South Auckland

Where is the bike access? Have your say on rail improvements for South AucklandThis is Bike Auckland’s quick submit guide for AT’s consultation on rail improvements for South Auckland – in particular, three new rail stations planned for fast-growing areas in Drury and Paerata. Click here for submission options. Consultation has been extended to Friday 26 March 2021. For more background and some pointed commentary on development in …
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Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2021

Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2021It’s the first week of the 2021 Aotearoa Bike Challenge! The Bike Auckland crew are all signed up and eagerly logging our rides. Run throughout February by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi, the Challenge aims to encourage organisations to travel to work more sustainably. All you have to do is score points by logging your …
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Gifting Peace for Christmas

Gifting Peace for ChristmasPlease forgive us for subverting the traditional Christmas message, but it’s in a good cause. We want you to consider giving a really sturdy bike lock for Christmas so your nearest and dearest have peace of mind from bike theft next year. Bike thefts in Auckland are at record high levels – e-bikes are the …
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Pōhutukawa Pedal!

Pōhutukawa Pedal!Pōhutukawa Pedal is gracing Auckland’s streets this Sunday! Join us at 2pm for a festive ride filled with the spirit of giving and celebrating. We’ll meet opposite Spark Arena in Mahuhu ki te Rangi Park, ride out to Auckland City Mission to drop off a donation of food or Christmas gifts, then finish up at …
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The Wheels of the Status Quo go round and round (on Auckland’s roundabouts)

The Wheels of the Status Quo go round and round (on Auckland's roundabouts)When we first saw the consultation for a roundabout upgrade at Blockhouse Bay Road (closing 11 DEC), we had a severe feeling of “Deja Vu”. Placing the zebra crossings on various approaches on raised tables for better pedestrian safety, but leaving everything else essentially untouched? Didn’t this look very similar to another roundabout which is …
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Mission Bay – Quick Submit Guide

Mission Bay - Quick Submit GuideThis is the quick submit guide for AT’s Mission Bay proposals. Go here for our full blog on how these proposal could make Mission Bay and Tamaki Drive a real example for a better Auckland. Please submit by 3 December on Auckland Transport’s Mission Bay proposals. Help us all achieve a safer and more pleasant …
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A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)

A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)After some underwhelming plans for St Heliers recently, AT looks to be heading in a better direction with Mission Bay. Read on below for the background, the bits we like, and our ideas to make it even better – then help us by adding your voice in support with our handy submission guide! For our …
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It’s Biketober!

It's Biketober!Biketober is upon us! Welcome to our community inspired free-wheeling festival! From 1-31 October 2020, we’re celebrating the joy of all kinds of cycling across Auckland. It’s the perfect time to dust off your bike for some springtime fun! Check out our calendar for details of all the tours, workshops, and events spanning so many …
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Election 2020: Vote for Bikes

Election 2020: Vote for BikesBikes are climate action. They are essential in the face of climate catastrophe, when decarbonisation is more crucial than ever. Bikes are also essential in a COVID election. Many major cities worldwide committed to urban renewal during their lockdowns. Tāmaki Makaurau must create easy, accessible pathways for hygienic choices. Dr Kirsty Wild of The University …
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