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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