Cross post from Greater Auckland: Your next car should be a bike

Cross post from Greater Auckland: Your next car should be a bikeOur friends at Greater Auckland have kindly let us share this post. It’s a guest post by Dr. Timothy F Welch. Tim is a senior lecturer in architecture and planning at the University of Auckland. Busting 5 myths about auto-centricity Whenever it’s suggested that steps should be taken to reduce automobile use and provide better …
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Emissions Reduction Plan Submission Guide

Emissions Reduction Plan Submission GuideWhat is the ERP? Aotearoa New Zealand has adopted a target of significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Emissions Reduction Plan sets out policies and strategies for achieving emissions budgets from 2022 through to 2035, and the discussion document describes existing actions we have committed to and sets out new proposed actions …
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The wonders of Ōtara Bike Burb

The wonders of Ōtara Bike BurbJust before Auckland went into lockdown, we rode out to Ōtara Bike Burb to interview the wāhine who makes it possible: Diane. Since lockdown started, they’ve made lots of contactless deliveries of free bikes to anyone in Ōtara who needed one, as well as contactless kai deliveries to seniors in the local community. They’ve run …
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Did we step up to innovate for cycling and urban spaces?

Did we step up to innovate for cycling and urban spaces?A new walking, cycling and urban upgrade programme was announced by Waka Kotahi in the gloom and uncertainty of 2020. Surrounded by Covid mayhem of project budget blowouts and extended completion dates, we felt a bit like Cinderella stunned by the arrival of the fairy godmother. This blog briefly recalls Bike Auckland’s experience of the …
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Get Riding Under Lockdown – Post Number 2

Get Riding Under Lockdown - Post Number 2Heading into Spring under Lockdown Level four comes with a silver lining. Quiet streets make this a great time to build up confidence on your bike and cycle on through the months ahead! Last week, we published Part 1 of this handy guide, which taught you how to check that your bike is ready to …
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Get Riding Under Lockdown – Post Number 1

Get Riding Under Lockdown - Post Number 1Heading into Spring under Lockdown Level four comes with a silver lining. Quiet streets make this a great time to build up confidence on your bike and cycle on through the months ahead! If you love a good weekend bike ride but you’re not comfortable mixing with the weekday traffic, read on. This handy guide …
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Have your say on Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path!

Have your say on Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path!Slowly but surely, the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path (GI2TD) is coming to life. We’ve longed for Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (the path of land and sea) to close a gap in our city’s cycle network, and connect the Eastern suburbs to the city centre. As you know, the 7km route …
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Our future gets decided in places like Mt Roskill

Our future gets decided in places like Mt RoskillAre we actually improving things for cycling, for road safety, for climate change in Auckland? Or do we double down on encasing the Status Quo in literal concrete? New AT proposals make us wonder whether there really is any consistency – or any will  – in our transport agencies to change things for the better. …
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Guest post: There’s Always More to Cycleways Than Meets The Eye

Guest post: There's Always More to Cycleways Than Meets The EyeDavian Lorson, a Glen Eden local, says the pop-up cycleway along Captain Scott Road gave his bike-curious friend the nudge they had been looking for. Davian has written a blog to showcase how meaningful this piece of infrastructure is for his community. Let’s give it the love it deserves! A good friend of mine recently …
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Introducing: Karen Hormann!

Introducing: Karen Hormann!Introducing the newest member of the Bike Auckland family: the wonderful Karen Hormann Karen Hormann, previously CFO for various technology companies, has agreed to be Bike Auckland’s new Treasurer! We couldn’t be more excited and want to introduce Karen to all of you through a quick interview.  First of all – your love of cycling. …
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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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