There’s something hopeful growing in Glen Innes…

There's something hopeful growing in Glen Innes...There’s something really hopeful growing in Glen Innes, and once it’s there most people will get so used to it they won’t even notice it.  It’s called a bike network. Before we wax lyrical about this project if you are pushed for time we will cut to the chase…submissions for the links to Glen Innes …
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We are delighted to announce our new Chair and Chief Biking Officer

We are delighted to announce our new Chair and Chief Biking OfficerFollowing the resignation of our long-standing former chair Barb Cuthbert, we are delighted to announce our new Chair and Chief Biking Officer. As always, Bike Auckland will continue to mobilise our community to make Auckland a better place for everyone who wants to ride a bike, and the new Chair and Chief Biking Officer bring …
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Waka Kotahi rejects Liberate the Lane

Waka Kotahi rejects Liberate the LaneBike Auckland are disappointed and concerned at the decision by Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency not to open a lane on the Auckland Harbour bridge for people wishing to walk or cycle across the Waitematā. The climate crisis demands we think differently, move nimbly and act quickly to make Auckland a more bikeable city. …
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Bike Auckland Ideas for a Meri Kirihimete!

Bike Auckland Ideas for a Meri Kirihimete!This year it’s more than the usual Christmas madness that might have you feeling overwhelmed. It’s been a tough time so we’ve put together a few tips to get you feeling the Kirihimete (Christmas) vibes. Getting into the Spirit of Kirihimete The Christmas Tree! These two young entrepreneurs from Bike Pt Chev are offering local …
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Barb Cuthbert – a decade of dedication

Barb Cuthbert – a decade of dedicationAt Bike Auckland’s recent AGM we farewelled our Chair extraordinaire, indefatigable Chief Enthusiasm Officer and all round awesome human being Barb Cuthbert. Barb led the way with love and vision, powered by the marvelous throng of advocates who’ve blazed the trail for our work. It was a big job capturing the essence of Barb and all that …
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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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