Labour’s cycling policy a welcome leap forward

Labour’s cycling policy a welcome leap forwardMedia release: 1.00pm, Friday 25 August 2017 Bike Auckland welcomes Labour’s policy announcement today, confirming ongoing commitment to the Urban Cycleways Fund, a new fund for active neighbourhoods, and a promise to fund Skypath. ‘We’re delighted Labour will roll over the Urban Cycleways Fund. It’s been the most powerful boost for biking ever seen in …
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2015 – Let’s stop the cynical game of cycle-washing!

2015 - Let's stop the cynical game of cycle-washing!We’ve seen it all before with ‘green – washing’. Now it’s ‘cycle – washing’. A classic recent instance is Auckland Council’s large image of a happy woman on a bike on the cover of the draft Long Term Plan discussion document. Many people have drawn it to my attention.  It appears to be somewhat cynical …
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Of Social Media, Politicians, Sacred Cows (and safe cycling)

I recently blogged on AT’s proposal for the Northcote Safe Cycle Route.  Apart from a connectivity issue at Onewa Rd which needs to be remedied, Cycle Action is strongly in favour of this proposal, and we compliment AT on a sound design that meets both strategic and local objectives. But I sensed some criticism of AT’s …
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Dutch cycling continues to grow

Some of the amazing cycling statistics that come out of the Netherlands (e.g. Groningen, a town of almost 200,000 people in the north of the Netherlands, where nearly 60% of all journeys are made by bicycle) seem almost beyond belief. This despite the fact that in the 1950s and 1960s many Dutch cities, including Groningen, had …
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The pope encourages cycling

Pope Francis has recently encouraged nuns and priests to cycle, extolling the virtues of bicycles as a means of transport. He condemned flashy cars as against the humble and non-materialistic ideals of the Church. The pope mentioned that his own secretary, a Monsigneur, cycles to work every day by bicycle. Jesus seemed to prefer to …
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NW Cycleway remains open during St Lukes work this week!

Our buddies at the Causeway Alliance – NZTA’s  Comms Team report that SH 16’s city-bound lanes will be closed for a couple of nights this week. As instructed by the Board of Inquiry’s decision and NZTA’s implementation  – the NW Cyclelane remains open. Hooray! Cyclists keep rolling on thru’! “Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (SH16) eastbound will …
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