Northern Corridor Improvements – what’s in it for bikes?

Northern Corridor Improvements - what's in it for bikes?The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has come a long way. When Transit NZ (motorway builders) merged with the LTSA (Land Transport Safety Authority) to form the NZTA back in 2008, it was pretty clear the motorway builders were still in control, and consideration for public transport, walking and cycling was far from their minds. Times have changed …
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Upper Harbour Drive to get walking and cycling upgrade

We’ve had an update from Auckland Transport about walking and cycling improvements in progress on Upper Harbour Drive. There’ll be traffic management in place throughout the works, which are scheduled to be completed by the end of July. Steve Southall, Cycle Action’s infrastructure rep for the North Shore, gives some context: This is largely positive news. Upper Harbour Drive …
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Summer in Auckland – holiday day- rides

Guest blog from Jane Admore, Cycle Action’s Membership Secretary Having family back from Europe these holidays we’ve remained in Auckland. Vehicle numbers are way down, and although not quite reaching the urban cycling highlights described in Steve’s wonderful blog, it’s a pretty damn fine city. We took the visitors, (habitual London cyclists who we are …
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Update on Northwestern Cycleway in the Te Atatu area

Update from the Causeway Alliance on changes to the Northwestern Cycleway  We previously communicated that a couple of changes to the Northwestern Cycleway in the Te Atatu area would take place during November 2014.  Due to revisions of the construction programme the timing of these changes has now been moved and is outlined below. In …
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The Bicycle: The amazing space saving device

Riding a bike isn’t just: a fun way to travel healthy giving independence and freedom back to children good for the environment a great way to connect with public transport a cheap way to travel engaging with your local community supporting local businesses It is also about conserving one of the most precious commodities a …
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Who wants to ride in Auckland & Taming The Strand

This month’s Cycle Action public meeting will bring you 2 hot topics for discussion THIS THURSDAY: The results of the Auckland Transport’s 2014 cycling survey of 1,250 Aucklanders. This is such second large-scale professional survey undertaken by AT, so makes for interesting reading. Melanie Alexander has been responsible for overseeing the survey in AT and …
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Northcote Safe Cycling Route

The Northcote/Birkenhead areas are primarily residential suburbs dominated by arterial roads catering for motorists travelling between home and motorway.  There is minimal cycling infrastructure, and cycling numbers are low. But good news – times are changing.  The Kaipatiki Local Board is making a strong push for their Kaipatiki Connections Network Plan, which aspires to connect transport …
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