Project Watch: Midwinter 2019

Project Watch: Midwinter 2019We’ve rolled our midwinter June-July round-up into one bulletin, because winter is traditionally a slow time of year for road projects, with shorter days and gluggy conditions. But there’s been no slowdown in the number of people on bikes! Even in the depths of winter, Aucklanders are flocking to cycling as everyday transport, with year on year ridership up 8.9% in June. As always, the strongest growth is on weekdays, and on protected and connected bike routes. Proof positive that 1) if you build it, they will come, and 2) we won’t melt. Now, on with the updates… SKYPATH 2.0 With the project now in the hands of the NZ Transport …
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Project Watch: May 2019

Project Watch: May 2019May was a month that brought one big story, a whole lot of handy little local links, and some twiddling of thumbs as we wait for solid updates on key projects to make biking better around the city. Read on to find out which projects have moved ahead, which are about to leap back to life, and which we’re still giving a very hard stare… MAKING PROGRESS… Skypath 2.0 The big story of May was the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement of its preferred design for the Auckland Harbour Bridge shared path. This fulfils a promise by the government to take on and fund the project, giving certainty at last. …
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