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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The whole of the problem…

…is that you need something good to sell, when you sell cycling. CAA strongly supports “culture change” for cycling. Some of the most dedicated people in CAA – and in Council / AT – working for cycling are aiming to make cycling be perceived as mainstream again. They love cycling, and that passion shines through. …
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Cycle Summit Video – Auckland Transport

In this video from the Cycle Summit, we have Matthew Rednall, manager of Auckland Transport’s Community Transport section – talking about how cycling is part of the Auckland Plan, and what kind of investment we will be able to see in the coming years from Auckland Transport. Of particular interest is that the updated Auckland …
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New Plymouth: Best of Cycling, Sightseeing and Gardens

What could be better  than a weekend in one of the best cycling centres in Aotearoa, with good company and coffee; great sightseeing and gardens? I toured Taranaki’s Rhododendron Festival with friends and by car a few years ago. It was a spectacular experience. It’s not just about rhododendrons – there are a vast range …
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Google cycle maps are in Auckland – but haven’t fully arrived

Auckland now has a cycling map layer in Google Maps, based in part on the cycling maps that Auckland Transport and Cycle Action Auckland have developed together. Great stuff. Sadly, some of the information on the online maps is incorrect – which admittedly is quite typical for a “Beta” service. My first try on the …
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Sky to Sea – Airport to Auckland Video

OK so you’ve decided to come to New Zealand and soak up some of the magic at the bottom of the South Pacific and maybe you’ve even chosen a few NZ trails to do. You’re gonna need a bike! If you decide to bring your own you’ll need to ride from Auckland Airport to the …
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The state of our cycle network

Pippa Coom, former CAA committee member – and now transport representative on the Waitemata Local Board – has been active for a long time making sure future cycle route planning across Auckland is consistent and honest. Because one of the key problems with all the great goals in documents like the Auckland Plan is that …
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