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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Te Atatu, NW Cycleway – fence removal starts Tuesday

Project works notice: From our friends at Fulton Hogan, contractors for the NZTA’s Te Atatu interchange works. FH knows people cycling this route need safe and unobstructed access at all times. They’re on the ball and helpful, so give them a wave as you pass. “On Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 July we are planning …
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A revealing ride out West – musings from the seat of my bike.

One of the many joys of leading Cycle Action Auckland is spending a day out of the city on my bike, knowing I’ll always return inspired to achieve more for our organisation. I try to do this at least once a week. Work and pleasure, on my bike – I’ve got the best job in …
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Submit on the Unitary Plan!

The deadline for Unitary Plan submissions is this Friday. We think YOU should take the time to submit, because it will be key to how this city will look like in 5 or 10 years. Will we get ever-more-increasing numbers of cars everywhere, and rising house prices? Or will we be courageous enough to change …
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Auckland’s first urban cycleway!

Blog by Max Robitzsch and Ben Lenihan Yes we can! – our first “Urbanway” is coming. FEEDBACK CLOSES TODAY! As part of exciting changes in central Auckland, Auckland Transport has now released images of the new plans for the traffic-separated cycle paths along Beach Road. This will be the first real “urbanway” (urban cycleway) infrastructure …
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Waiting for a Congestion Free Network for cycling?

Around a month ago, we first announced that – together with Auckland Transport Blog and Generation Zero – we are working on the “cycle module” for the Congestion Free Network created by these groups. Two weeks ago, a sneak peek was given to Council’s Transport Committee – they received the honor mainly because we were …
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Plans and promised lands

When we investigated AT’s progress report on extending the Auckland Cycle Network a few days ago, and found that only about 10km of cycle routes had been built last year – despite the plans calling for 62km a year – we also asked AT themselves for comment. They didn’t really add many routes to our …
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Meet you at the Beach (Road Cycleway)

Get ready to see cycling in the lower CBD take off, because we can finally reveal the “missing piece” tying together some of the most important cycleway projects in the Central City!!! As you will have seen on our last blog below, the first stage of the Grafton Gully Cycleway is about to open. But …
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Barely 10 km of new bikeways built last year

Reading Auckland Transport’s most recent Annual Report, we noticed their summary of cycle facilities built in the last year (Page 44). And got curious. How much do these these facilities score us towards the goal of completing the Auckland Cycle Network (ACN) in 2026, as agreed in the Regional Land Transport Strategy? So we counted …
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