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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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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