How the NW was won: the birth of Auckland’s first big cycleway

How the NW was won: the birth of Auckland's first big cyclewayBefore this summer is out, we’ll have a Northwestern Cycleway connection all the way from Massey/Westgate to the central city (officially opening Thursday 19 December at 11am at Royal Road School – find out more here!). It’s been a long road to get here, but where did it all begin? Every journey starts with a …
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Cheers! AT has a plan to uncork the NW bottleneck

Cheers! AT has a plan to uncork the NW bottleneckAuckland Transport is moving ahead with the Northwestern path upgrade at the dangerous pinch-point in Kingsland. We’re thrilled to share this win, and eager for AT to crack on with it. The problem: You’ll recall that in early 2018, we joined forces with Newton Central School to propose adding a footpath alongside this busy shared path. In …
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What’s up on the NW Cycleway? A bottleneck and a broken bridge

What's up on the NW Cycleway? A bottleneck and a broken bridgeUpdated Thursday 15 August: Good news! We’re told the cycleway bridge at Mountain View Road is now re-opened to bikes, pedestrians, motorised wheelchairs, and scooters, with signage to be made and installed ASAP. (Maintenance vehicle access will be restricted). Stay tuned for further news from AT of how and when the repair will happen, and whether …
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A call for action on the NW bottleneck

A call for action on the NW bottleneckUPDATED 27 February 2019 Additional media coverage of this story in the week since this blog post was published in the wake of the initial RNZ story by Rowan Quinn: How dare Auckland Transport pit schoolkids against cyclists (column by Simon Wilson, NZ Herald, 22 Feb 2019) ‘Multiple’ close-calls on Auckland’s Northwestern Cycleway spark safety …
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You are here: everyday landmarks

You are here: everyday landmarksA joyful day! A new story from our resident teller of tales, Simon Vincent (search for ‘Simon’s stories’ to find more).  “I often find things catch my eye when I’m riding – sometimes it is because they are unusual or unexpected, but in this case it is things that I notice often and that stay …
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Unclogging the NW bottleneck: A Bike Auckland proposal

Unclogging the NW bottleneck: A Bike Auckland proposalRunning alongside SH16, the Northwestern Cycleway is not only the key bike path from the western suburbs into the CBD, it’s also a crucial local connection to and between Kingsland, Eden Terrace, and Arch Hill. And it’s booming – daily bike traffic has tripled in less than five years, with a daily average of close …
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Unscrambling the Carrington Road Crossing

Unscrambling the Carrington Road CrossingTL:DR – Auckland Transport proposes making it legal for people to cycle across Carrington Road on the Northwestern Cycleway. We suggest you support this by giving your feedback here. The crossing where the Northwestern Cycleway meets Carrington Road at Unitec has long been an example of the complicated rules around bikes. Neither fish nor fowl, people …
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