Cycling forever – an ageless joy

Cycling forever – an ageless joyJane Admore, our membership secretary, recently discovered a wonderful new volunteer initiative that welcomes older people back to the joy of bikes. She shares the story, below. Recently, I met Zac and Jackie from Wisconsin via Warm Showers (the worldwide network of cycle tourists hosting cycle tourists). They were biking and tramping their way around various great places in …
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The self-driving car of the future just got a whole lot better

The self-driving car of the future just got a whole lot betterAre self-driving cars the way of the future? According to their boosters, autonomous vehicles could transform urban life. No more worries about parking: your car could theoretically drive you to the city, and then head back into the burbs to pick up your kids from school and drop them home, before returning to collect you from work when needed. But critics warn that …
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Baby on Board: Cycling While Pregnant

Baby on Board: Cycling While PregnantWhile designing our fabulous new logo late last year, Su Yin Khoo was also working on another major project: her first child… while fearlessly biking round the city pretty much up till the last minute.  My first and only child was born on Christmas Day. (Yeah, we know). The birth went pretty well; in fact, I think …
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Bike to Soccer – the warm-up that frees up the streets!

Bike to Soccer - the warm-up that frees up the streets!When you stumble across an idea whose time has come, you don’t have to talk anybody into it, it just makes instant sense. That’s how Bike to Soccer came to be: a brilliant initiative by the North Shore United Football Club and Bike Devonport, with the help of Auckland Transport, Bike Barn Takapuna, and a bunch of …
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More infrastructure = more cycling = better health

More infrastructure = more cycling = better healthNo great surprises here, but research in the United States has found a link between improved cycle infrastructure and positive health outcomes. The research specifically concentrated on the development of the Minneapolis Greenway and the effect on travelling patterns in the areas near the Greenway. The Midtown Greenway is a 5.5-mile [8.8 km] long former railroad …
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University of Auckland: Get just 5% of NZ cycling – save 117 lives / year

The University of Auckland, back in 2010, researched the health benefits from shifting just 5% of NZ’s vehicle kilometres currently travelled by car onto bikes (an eminently achievable goal which is being exceeded in much of the first world, especially Europe and Asia). As noted, that research is from 2010, but the use of the …
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Cycle Action welcomes medic’s advice on benefits of cycling

 Media Release  –   13 July 2011 Cycle Action Welcomes Medic’s advice on Benefits of Cycling Cycle Action Auckland can only agree with Dr Alex Macmillan’s advice in Wednesday’s Herald that more cycling will deliver major health benefits, and help create a better Auckland, all in one go. We appreciate health professionals of her calibre speaking …
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