Safety first! Time for a speedy submission on the new speed limit rule

Safety first! Time for a speedy submission on the new speed limit rulePlease help us achieve traffic speeds that put New Zealanders’ safety first – make a quick submission by 5pm Friday, June 16! In this guest post, Bevan Woodward of Skypath Trust explains the catch in the proposed speed-limit setting rule, and how to fix it… NZTA is updating the speed-limit setting rule… but it is unwilling to put New Zealanders’ …
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All cycleways are not created equal: or, when to say yeah-nah

All cycleways are not created equal: or, when to say yeah-nahSimon Wilson at The Spinoff has written a cracker of a piece about the East-West Link, the Onehunga roading project currently facing a Board of Inquiry at the Environment Court to see if it will be allowed to be fast-tracked. Of the extremely large number of public submissions (you can see the analysis here), the vast majority (85%) oppose the plan. …
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Last chance to weigh in on the East-West Link

Last chance to weigh in on the East-West LinkIt’s crunch time for Onehunga. The Environment Protection Agency is holding a Board of Inquiry on the proposed East-West Link from SH1 to Onehunga along the inlet foreshore. Public feedback is open until 5pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017, and there’s a handy link for online submissions on this page.  We’ve written before about our doubts about the project (here, …
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‘First do no harm’: why it’s time for Vision Zero NZ

'First do no harm': why it's time for Vision Zero NZSobering news: in August, New Zealand’s road fatality toll stands at 214 people killed on our roads so far this year, including 3 people who were just out riding their bikes, 15 pedestrians,10 children; 50 in Auckland alone… any way you slice the data, it’s still too many. And that’s not accounting for life-changing injury. What is an acceptable fatality rate, in a country our …
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A chorus of support for SeaPath – help us spread the word!

A chorus of support for SeaPath - help us spread the word!The responses to the quick SeaPath feedback form we’re running with Generation Zero continue to flood in. A couple of thousand of you have already spoken up via our form, and we know even more have used NZTA’s online form and even the good old postal service. A quick reminder: there’s an info session TONIGHT, Thursday …
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SeaPath is edging closer… and which side are we on?

SeaPath is edging closer... and which side are we on?It was back in September 2014 when we blogged on SeaPath – the proposed 3km shared path around the harbour that would form a critical link from the Harbour Bridge towards Takapuna. Back then, we wrote about Forest & Bird’s NaturePath variation, designed to skirt around the dotterels and other delicate features, and we looked at the …
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Another present under our Christmas Tree: the Te Atatu underpass!

Another present under our Christmas Tree: the Te Atatu underpass!What a fabulous finish to our year! The southern Te Atatu underpass is officially open, with direct access to McCormick Green open for holiday riding! On Monday I rode out to Te Atatu from the city to help celebrate the opening of the Te Atatu Underpass. Sorry to confess I was distracted by pressure to finish …
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