Left hooked at Nelson Street

Left hooked at Nelson StreetTo many Aucklanders on bikes, the Nelson Street Cycleway – while not pretty – represents “how a proper cycleway should be” when it comes to protecting you from traffic. The solid, wide separators allow you the peace of mind to ride on one of the largest and busiest streets of our city, and to take your …
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Nelson St Phase 3 – linking Lightpath to the waterfront!

Nelson St Phase 3 - linking Lightpath to the waterfront!The last cycleway gap north of Nelson Street is about to be closed, and Lightpath will finally have a proper connection to the waterfront! After much discussion of possible routes, Auckland Transport has settled on a tidy zig-zag: up the west side of Market Place (hooking into the future Westhaven route), then along the north …
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Nelson St Phase 2 gets underway!

Nelson St Phase 2 gets underway!Sailing down Nelson St on the protected cycleway is fun… until you reach the current ‘end of the road’ at Victoria St. Good news: work begins this week on Phase 2 of the Nelson St Cycleway, and should be completed by September 2017! This is not only a major step towards completing a full safe cycleway loop around the central city, linking …
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Beefed-up buffers – new protection for bike lanes

Beefed-up buffers - new protection for bike lanesSt Lukes Rd is getting its promised bike lane buffers at the moment, and the response has been instant and positive. ‘Upgrade to substandard St Lukes bike lane starts‘ was the headline in local papers. The rubber bumpers and hit posts will run on both sides of the road, from just below the motorway interchange, to just after the …
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A sweet, sweet milestone for Lightpath: 100,000 bike trips!

A sweet, sweet milestone for Lightpath: 100,000 bike trips!Yesterday was a major milestone for the pink path – and it happened sooner than anyone predicted! We hear next week was the anticipated timing for the 100,000th trip across Lightpath… but after an even busier Easter than imagined (an average of a thousand trips a day!), the celebrations were quickly brought forward. So satisfying to hit …
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Tickled pink – highlights from Lightpath’s early days

Tickled pink - highlights from Lightpath's early daysToday marks three weeks since we relaunched as Bike Auckland; and nearly two weeks since Lightpath/ Te Ara I Whiti opened, along with the first stage of the connecting Nelson St bike lanes. The official opening ceremony on Thursday 3 December (see our photo album here) was memorable not just for the pink-themed outfits, and the little bike superheros, …
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Pink Frost: meet the team who put the icing on the Nelson St cake

Pink Frost: meet the team who put the icing on the Nelson St cakeWhen Kyle Donegan turned up at the Bike Auckland launch party last week, he handed me a small box containing a handful of glittery pink stuff. A little bit sandy, a little bit sparkly, it looked like fairy dust. And it might as well be – it’s a sample of the recycled glass aggregate that, when …
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