Speaking the same language on safety

Speaking the same language on safetyWe welcome Auckland Transport’s recent media release last week, acknowledging the horrific increase since 2014 in deaths and serious injuries for people using AT’s road network (as laid out in the independent safety report commissioned by the AT board). It’s painful but necessary to have this out in the open, and Greater Auckland covered the topic well in a recent blog post.  We especially welcome the proposed response, which is that AT will massively ramp up its spending to create safer roads, joining Minister Genter’s commitment to Vision Zero. I’m keen to hear from you how the extra cycling safety dollars could be used most effectively. While you think about it, I’d like …
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A new network for the inner west

A new network for the inner westEarlier in the year, Auckland Transport asked for feedback on cycling in and through the inner west suburbs, from Pt Chev to the city. That feedback (865 submissions!) has now been compiled and analysed, and the result is a refreshed plan. There are major cycling improvements on the way over the next few years, and others to follow. You can read more about the detailed public feedback in the consultation report – AT has created a couple of maps that give an overview of the volume and location of people’s thoughts about routes and obstacles. (Click for PDFs: 1, 2) And here’s the revised network map, as a response to that feedback (click here for PDF version): The red …
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The squeaky wheel – a guide to making your voice count in consultations

The squeaky wheel - a guide to making your voice count in consultationsIf you’re reading this, we guess you care about cycling. You almost certainly like to stay up-to-date with how things are getting better across the city, or maybe you find yourself clicking through our archives about how bad it used to be and how hard we’ve fought to fix it. Perhaps you want to get a bit more involved and make sure that the powers that be listen to your voice next time they fix something. Or perhaps you want to raise a burning issue of your own. One of the easiest ways of doing this is to take part in official consultations. When local and central government want to do something, often they are required to consult with …
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