Great rides with kids – a new resource!

Great rides with kids - a new resource!Kids and bikes: one of the most natural combinations in the world, and also one of the most eagerly searched topics at Bike Auckland. Our lists of great places to ride with children have always been popular, especially every time the holidays roll around! Now we’ve taken a step up, with a new searchable database …
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Lost and found – a wayfinding fiasco

Lost and found – a wayfinding fiascoFor experienced navigators of the city, it can be hard to remember what it was like just starting out. We get used to figuring out how to get from A to B by following the breadcrumbs, or the ant trail of other people on bikes. Once you know the way, it can be almost impossible to return to what …
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Put yourself on the bike map – time for an update!

Put yourself on the bike map – time for an update!Auckland Transport is currently working with Bike Auckland to review the content and size of all our city cycle maps – and your ideas are crucial. Here’s a link to a speedy survey about what you look for in a bike map, and what you think of the existing ones. Bike maps are such a key element of a …
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How a smaller Cycle Network helps us all

How a smaller Cycle Network helps us allIt’s not every day that you see cycle advocates happy at seeing bike routes removed from a planning map – but in this case, we are. Because after years of advocacy, Auckland Transport has now removed the bus lanes from the ‘existing cycle facilities’ map of the official Auckland Cycle Network. In other words, the …
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Putting bikes on the map – what’s out there?

Putting bikes on the map - what's out there?One of the things people search for most often on our website is info about maps. And we know joining the dots between safe cycleways, quiet streets, and new on-road bike lanes can be a challenge, especially when existing maps are contradictory and not always up-to-date. So we asked Bike Auckland stalwart (and self-proclaimed ‘resident map geek’) Daniel Cranston – …
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SkyPath Northern Connectors

We were as excited as anyone when the AHB Pathway Trust team lodged their resource consents for SkyPath last month.  The jewel in the crown of Auckland’s walking and cycling network is rapidly approaching a reality, and we can’t wait! Even John Key‘s keen to get a cycle path over the Harbour Bridge. So it’s …
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Where is cycling growing?

With the manual cycle counts from March now out (2013 reports here), and showing an 11% increase to 2012, we were curious where the greatest increases (and the odd decrease) where. Because a one-day count will always have the problem of fluctuating based on weather – but you can still clearly see localised trends by …
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