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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Keeping spirits up in lockdown: how are you doing?

Keeping spirits up in lockdown: how are you doing?So much has changed since you last heard from us. In just two short weeks, the coordinated countrywide response to COVID-19 has transformed the shape of our days – and like you, we’ve spent the last couple of weeks adjusting to the new conditions. This is the new reality for now. We know that people …
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Biking to, through and round Auckland Airport: what’s the plan?

Biking to, through and round Auckland Airport: what's the plan?Who wouldn’t want to zip past airport traffic jams, and park right at the gate, by getting out of the car and onto a bike? It’s an appealing thought not just for travellers, but for the many people who work around the airport. And a bunch of new developments make it way more thinkable than ever: e-bikes and …
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Looking back to look ahead: the 2010s in review

Looking back to look ahead: the 2010s in reviewThey say people overestimate what you can achieve in one year, and underestimate what you can achieve in ten. Same with cities. A decade feels like a loooong time in bike advocacy – and yet it’s also the blink of an eye. If you'd told me 10 years ago that Blackfriars Road would have a …
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Chasing the safe cycling mirage around the Airport: time to rethink 

Chasing the safe cycling mirage around the Airport: time to rethink “As a Vision Zero region, Auckland Transport wants to make sure everyone gets home safely.” It’s heartwarming to read these words in AT’s press release about the Home Free Christmas travel offer, and we expect to see the same commitment at the heart of every one of AT’s road projects. But in the rush towards Christmas, we’ve …
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Quickblog: Better paths for Mount Roskill War Memorial Park

Quickblog: Better paths for Mount Roskill War Memorial ParkIf you have the luck to live or bike through the Puketapapa Local Board area, you will already know that foresighted investment over the last decades has created a network of local neighbourhood walking and cycling paths that many other suburbs around Auckland still only aspire to. In addition to the main spine of the …
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The K Road Project Insider: The Design Champion

The K Road Project Insider: The Design ChampionJust as the Karangahape Road enhancement project gets rolling, one of its most prominent advocates is heading out the back door. Ludo Campbell-Reid, Auckland’s Design Champion since 2006, is taking his transformative approach to city design to Melbourne’s Wyndham Council. Before he left, he talked to Ross Inglis about why K Road matters. Excerpts from …
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Quickblog – Works at the Canada Street end of Lightpath

Quickblog - Works at the Canada Street end of LightpathA quick heads up for all the Lightpath riders: NZTA is planning a number of changes to where the “snaky bridge” part of Lightpath joins onto Canada Street (at the southern end of Lightpath). There have been several severe incidents at this location – with riders colliding with others, including some cases with serious injuries …
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