Time to gee up GI to Tamaki Drive!

Time to gee up GI to Tamaki Drive!Thanks to everyone for your comments on Charmaine’s blog post about “ghost cycleways”, and the subsequent discussions on our Facebook page and others. I can see you share Bike Auckland’s hunger to ride the whole of Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive, from Merton Rd to Tamaki Drive. We’re been waiting since 2015, and still less than half of it is built! What’s going on? Spurred on by your support, I asked AT and NZTA to update the project website – and to commit to starting dates for Stages 2 and 4, and a completion date for the whole project. Imagine my horror when this was posted on the project website on 16 …
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We can’t ride your ghost cycleways: what’s happening with GI2TD?

We can't ride your ghost cycleways: what's happening with GI2TD?The Glen Innes to Tamaki (GI2TD) shared path is second only to Skypath and Seapath in importance as a regionally transformational cycleway for Auckland. We long for the completion of both, to allow us to bike across Auckland from the east and north, and access the paths to the west and south. Add in Auckland’s blooming love affair with e-bikes – which is vastly extending the distance people are happy to ride, and the kinds of people who do so – and we have an exciting ride ahead of us. GI2TD began in 2014 with a concept to develop a shared walking and biking path from Merton Rd in Glen …
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All cycleways lead to Glen Innes Town Centre…

All cycleways lead to Glen Innes Town Centre...…at least, they do in this current consultation by Auckland Transport, which focuses on making it much easier and safer to ride between the surrounding areas of Stonefields, St John and Point England to Glen Innes. A veritable octopus of protected cycleways radiate from the town centre and train station, bringing the area to life for regular bike access. This is one of the last projects in the 2015-18 Urban Cycleways Programme. After some high level ‘what would you love to see’ consultations, and discussions with key stakeholders like the local board and ourselves, this is the first public view of the routes and cycleway layouts to be built. The short …
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Bridge clip-ons: giving bikes an edge on Tamaki Drive

Bridge clip-ons: giving bikes an edge on Tamaki DriveAs you will probably have read in our Tamaki Drive jubilation blog, a lot of big decisions are currently being made on cycleways in the Orakei area. Hot on the (w)heels of the decision that Tamaki Drive between Solent Street and Ngapipi Road would get a proper, protected two-way cycleway on the north side, AT have now opened consultation on two other items, both closing 8th October. The last section of Stage 4 of the route from Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive (see blog post here), and The new Ngapipi Bridge (which, despite the name, is the outlet bridge on Tamaki Drive just west of Ngapipi). Please consider giving feedback …
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A boardwalk for Ngapipi – Section 4 of the Eastern Path

A boardwalk for Ngapipi - Section 4 of the Eastern PathAs you will probably have read in our Tamaki Drive jubilation blog, a lot of big decisions are currently being made on cycleways in the Orakei area. Hot on the (w)heels of the decision that Tamaki Drive between Solent Street and Ngapipi Road would get a proper, protected two-way cycleway on the north side, AT have now opened consultation on two other items, both closing 8th October. The last section of Stage 4 of the route from Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive, and The new Ngapipi Bridge (which, despite the name, is the outlet bridge on Tamaki Drive just west of Ngapipi) – see blog post on that here. Please …
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AT decides on Section 4 of Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive

AT decides on Section 4 of Glen Innes to Tamaki DriveIt’s been a long time coming, but on the 4th of August, Auckland Transport at last announced its preferred route for Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Shared Path (GI2TD). The immediate response from much of the bike community was ‘…huh?’ The decision-making process had been, as far as the public was concerned, a black box – so, naturally, everyone is eager to know how and why the choice was made. This blog post is a placeholder: we plan to host a public meeting in early September to allow AT to present fully on the plan for Section 4, along with two directly linked projects. The big picture …
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The final leap – linking the Glen Innes path to Tamaki Drive

The final leap - linking the Glen Innes path to Tamaki DriveTe Ara ki Uta ki Tai, our Great Eastern Cycleway from Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive, continues to snake its way towards the city. In the last week, Auckland Transport has narrowed down the options for the final section: Stage 4, which will connect the Orakei train station to Tamaki Drive. Three options have been selected for further investigation. The big question is: how will they connect to AT’s proposed but dangerous south-side Tamaki Drive Cycleway from Ngapipi to town – and how could they work with Bike Auckland’s much talked about north-side alternative? With feedback on Tamaki Drive closing on 18 June, we think the case is now even stronger for a safe, logical, connected two-way cycleway along the …
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