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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Greener on the other side? – Greenfields housing and Auckland Cycling

Greener on the other side? - Greenfields housing and Auckland CyclingPeople who want to see Auckland improving for bikes often look at our horribly slow roll-out of new bikeways and despair. Is throwing millions of dollars per kilometre on some high-profile backbone bikeways really the best thing? And how are we ever going to get significant results if every route seems to be interminably delayed …
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Inspiring Change in Onehunga: Tactical Low Traffic Areas

Inspiring Change in Onehunga: Tactical Low Traffic AreasWe welcome the Arthur Grey Low Traffic Area in Onehunga, and commend the team who launched this important pilot project! Bike Auckland joined their paint-a-crate day over the weekend, and it was gorgeous to see an active transport space being filled with love and colour. Read on to learn more about these spaces, and how …
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Henderson in Line for Better Biking – Add Your Voice!

Henderson in Line for Better Biking – Add Your Voice!Who doesn’t love biking around Henderson trails, ‘specially the Twin Streams and links to the North Western Cycleway? Biking beyond these routes is pretty tragic, with only a few on-road cycle lanes, not connected to where you want to go.   AT says it wants to change that, and is asking us all what’s needed. The …
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Speak up for better bike connections in Māngere!

Speak up for better bike connections in Māngere!Māngere could and should be cycling nirvana: easy flat terrain, lots of schools and churches, great local town centres, and stunning parks and natural features (go ask that maunga!). But while a few excellent cycling projects are falling into place, there’s no safe network to link everything up. We could all help change that. Auckland …
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A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)

A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)After some underwhelming plans for St Heliers recently, AT looks to be heading in a better direction with Mission Bay. Read on below for the background, the bits we like, and our ideas to make it even better – then help us by adding your voice in support with our handy submission guide! For our …
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More roads… or more modes? Our take on the NZ Upgrade Programme

More roads... or more modes? Our take on the NZ Upgrade ProgrammeDear Members and Friends of Bike Auckland, I was invited by the Prime Minister’s office to attend the 29 January 2020 launch of the Government’s big New Zealand Upgrade Programme, heralding $6.8 billion investment for new and upgraded infrastructure projects across the country. As the launch rolled out I was initially overwhelmed by the list …
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Summer riding nearing completion for two new cycleways!

Summer riding nearing completion for two new cycleways!This post is short and sweet, because good news speaks for itself – and because we know you love maps! We have a couple of smart women in Waka Kotahi/ NZ Transport Agency to thank for leading the way, by providing maps that show how to bike to the two big cycleway projects the Agency …
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A new player arrives in the bike infrastructure market

A new player arrives in the bike infrastructure marketOne of the less obvious indicators of the health of cycling is the emergence of new suppliers to the infrastructure market. The latest of these is RTL, which has provided road signs and traffic safety equipment in this country for more than 25 years. Two months ago it launched the American Saris range of public …
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Hot button topic – join a research trial for instant bike feedback!

Hot button topic - join a research trial for instant bike feedback!Many of us have paused along a ride to take a photo and report an issue, or tweet our admiration or frustration. But what if you could instantly record and report your experiences, both positive and negative, with just a click of a button? Sensibel is a clever new piece of kit that lets you give …
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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, …
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Quickblog: Carry on on Carrington Road

Quickblog: Carry on on Carrington RoadDoing the rounds of AT’s website, we found this short but useful bit of new protected cycle lane coming for the Pt Chev community: AT is proposing to install what looks like St Lukes-style separators on Carrington Road, on the southbound section from the Pt Chev town centre and across the motorway bridge, as far …
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‘Dynamic’ – or dinosaur? AT’s Whangaparaoa experiment

'Dynamic' – or dinosaur? AT's Whangaparaoa experimentAT is patting itself on the back for being smart with technology: they’re planning to squeeze an extra lane into a road currently painted for two opposing lanes with long flush medians, by using on-ground lights and overhead gantries to allow cars to drive along the flush median at peak times. Like the ‘zipper’ device …
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Bike to the future: a 10 year plan for cycling in Auckland

Bike to the future: a 10 year plan for cycling in AucklandRemember when Auckland had a paltry $5 million across 3 years to spend on all improvements for walking AND cycling across the entire city? Us neither! Those bad old days seem eons ago – yet it was only in 2015 that the Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) unlocked extra funding and kickstarted the bike boom, the …
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