Putting the brakes on business biking? 3 reasons for Beca and Aurecon to reconsider

Putting the brakes on business biking? 3 reasons for Beca and Aurecon to reconsiderThe first days of spring are a great time to be on a bike – and it’s a pretty good time to be in the business of building cycle infrastructure too, with plenty of great projects on the go, and (hopefully!) more to come as the cycle boom attracts support locally and nationally. So we’ve …
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Warm up with a westie winter bicycle adventure

Warm up with a westie winter bicycle adventureThe best way to celebrate new shared path connections is to go for a ride! And winter can be the nicest time to do it. On a beautiful crisp sunny Saturday in July, me and a couple of gal pals decided to make the most of it and head for a bit of an explore on some newly …
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What’s the story, morning glory? On gardening, kids and biking to school

What's the story, morning glory? On gardening, kids and biking to schoolI’m currently battling some rogue convolvulus, aka ‘morning glory’, in my garden. (Bear with me, there’s a bike connection to this story!). It’s twining round the trampoline, peeking through the fence, smothering a native tree. I rip it out as fast as I can but I’m barely keeping up. This is a bit ironic, because …
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Ask A Lawyer On a Bike – “Can I wear my compulsory bike helmet on my elbow?”

Ask A Lawyer On a Bike - "Can I wear my compulsory bike helmet on my elbow?"Our two-wheeled lawyer Jonathan Wood is back, to consider legal answers to some highly tricky questions about the perennial subject of compulsory helmet wearing… Q. I know it’s mandatory to wear a helmet – but is it mandatory to wear it on your head? Can I wear it on my elbow? The NZ Government fact sheet for cycling (the …
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Take a Two-Mile Tour or a Four-K Frolic – but above all, take a friend!

Take a Two-Mile Tour or a Four-K Frolic - but above all, take a friend!So many people are out there, hankering to hop on a bike! How many? Well, Auckland Transport’s own research reckons 60% of Aucklanders would ride if the roads were more welcoming. And who can forget what happened in 2013 when AA’s Directions magazine – the magazine for car drivers! – asked its readers if they’d give cycling …
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Bike bright on winter nights – a seasonal visit from the Bike-Light Fairy

Bike bright on winter nights - a seasonal visit from the Bike-Light FairyA friend of CAA, Zane, writes about an unlikely superhero hitting the streets as the winter nights draw in, determined to make sure those on bikes sparkle safely.  Daylight savings hit this week like a black cloak, making it even more important to think about Biking Bright. One lone Auckland Transport Cycling ambassador headed out on Tuesday and Wednesday …
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Sea Scouts venture forth – thanks to Cycle Action

Sea Scouts venture forth - thanks to Cycle ActionRemember when we put the call out for spare bikes for the Venturers? You responded — and how! Here’s where those bikes went. Stephen Lasham, Venturer Leader for the Sea Scouts, writes: Last night a group of Aotea Venturers set off on their bicycles from Onehunga Harbour Road and across the old Mangere Bridge. Having …
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Getting more people on bikes – AT / Love to Ride

Getting more people on bikes - AT / Love to RideGuest blog from  Debbie Lang –     Debbie is well known to many people who love cycling – her career began as cycling champion back in the day at North Shore City Council; she became North Shore cycling person when AT was formed 4 years ago. She is now in the role that best suits …
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Biking to new civic gems – Devonport & Waiheke Library

Biking to new civic gems - Devonport & Waiheke LibraryThis is an invite to give your bike an overseas experience to see a  rare phenomenon in Devonport. Locals are wandering around the village, shaking their heads in wonderment and disbelief. They’re pouring into our new Devonport Library. I’m loving it! We’ve had heaps of haters moaning about the library project for the past decade. …
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