Local Board Plans 2020 – Feedback closes Thursday 13 August!

Local Board Plans 2020 - Feedback closes Thursday 13 August!Well, this one snuck up on us! Feedback is due by Thursday 13 August, on Local Board Plans for the coming three years. It’s time to raise your voice for great local bike links and safer streets. Not sure which Local Board areas you live in, work in, or travel through? Use the handy address …
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The strange true story of the Local Board that turned down $47m dollars

The strange true story of the Local Board that turned down $47m dollarsIn April, Auckland Transport consulted on a multi-modal design for Lake Road that had been a long time (and $2m dollars) in the making. Then, out of the blue, things took a swerve. In this guest blog post, local legend David Slack takes stock of the situation… Misery comes in many forms. For people in …
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Local Board Priorities 2020/2021 – have your say by 22 March!

Local Board Priorities 2020/2021 - have your say by 22 March!It’s almost closing time for feedback on Local Board Priorities for the coming year.  Feedback closes Sunday 22 March – so make sure you have your say! With our heads spinning from the COVID-19 response, this is one small useful thing you can do, to ensure positive direction through the interesting times ahead. WHY THIS IS …
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More local links and safe school routes for Mt Roskill!

More local links and safe school routes for Mt Roskill!Good things are happening in Mt Roskill, where years of dedicated advocacy and action just keep bearing fruit. The Puketapapa Local Board under former and current leadership have been exceptional champions for local walking and cycling access, as seen in the links to SH20’s big bikeway and the recent flowering of the spectacular Te Auauanga …
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Henderson-Massey Links – have your say!

Henderson-Massey Links – have your say!The Henderson-Massey Local Board is seeking feedback for their Draft Connections Plan by Wednesday 17 April 2019. The plan aims to ‘connect neighbourhoods to key destinations including public transport hubs, schools, local shops, libraries and parks in a bid to help more people ditch the car and embrace walking and cycling where possible.’ Check out the …
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What’s the plan? Quick – have your say on Local Board Plans

What's the plan? Quick - have your say on Local Board PlansThe days are short and the weeks feel shorter – and suddenly it’s almost closing time for feedback on Local Board Plans.  Feedback closes 4pm Friday 30 June – make sure you have your say!  Q. Why is this important? Because your Local Board is one of 21 hyper-local bodies with significant place-making power. Via your …
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Talking to Local Boards 101: a timely workshop

Talking to Local Boards 101: a timely workshopYou probably have ideas about how Auckland should spend your rates. And, as a local, you probably have smart ideas about clever projects in your neighbourhood that would make life better for people on bikes (or on foot). Well, good news: it’s budget time – which means consultation is now open for your thoughts on the city’s budgets and …
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Roskill Safe Streets are under way, at last!

Roskill Safe Streets are under way, at last!Puketapapa/ Mount Roskill is bisected by SH20, but it’s also blessed with connected ribbons of green: extensive parks where wide paths run alongside daylighted streams in the shade of willow trees. They’re a breath of fresh air for the urban cyclist. Rolling through Walmsley Park on Tuesday morning I found myself thinking, ‘Am I in Christchurch? Or Cambridge? Or somewhere …
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Underused or better used? Chamberlain Park and the NW Cycleway

Underused or better used? Chamberlain Park and the NW CyclewayThe possible revamp of the Chamberlain Park golf course (the only Auckland golf course both owned and operated by Council) has been in the news quite a bit recently. Currently, it is a very large and lush piece of greenscape at the Mt Albert / Pt Chevalier border that is open only to paying golfers – but …
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UCF projects: Waterview Shared Path PLUS

In this short series, we discuss [not necessarily in order of importance] the various Auckland cycle projects that have achieved funding from the Urban Cycleway Fund, and thus are likely to be built in the next 3 years. The Waterview Shared Path was pretty controversial in its time. As you can see from past blogs (1, …
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Chamberlain Park Masterplan – feedback due by 2 June

Chamberlain Park Masterplan - feedback due by 2 JuneWe’ve been following the Albert-Eden Local Board’s plans for Chamberlain Park for some months now, with particular interest in the proposal to make this beautiful green space more accessible via cycling and walking paths. Now, feedback is being invited on a Masterplan that provides four different options – all of which rely on a baseline plan that creates two new …
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Youth steps up for cycling in Waitemata

On Monday, 28 July the new Youth Council was sworn in at the Council chambers. The representative for the Waitemata Local Board is Isabella Lenihan-Ikin. She gave a great speech to the Council and Mayor Len Brown where she challenged them to step up to the challenge of providing cycling as a real transport option for …
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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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Devonport micro projects

Recently, our new representative for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, Chris Werry, attended the Local Board meeting in June. He proposed that CAA put together a list of micro projects that the Local Board could then focus on completing. The aim is not to complete major projects that require a lot of time, money or …
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Take your hat off to the Orakei Local Board

Wonderful things keep happening with boardwalks around Orakei, thanks to the Local Board’s commitment to walking and cycling. Dodging between Friday’s south westerly showers, I  went exploring with a friend check out the Orakei shared path boardwalks. We began on the existing Orakei Basin boardwalk first, because we love it – and it’s fun contemplating …
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