Safer speeds – and not a moment too soon!

Safer speeds - and not a moment too soon!Consultation is open until 31 March 2019 on a new Speed Management Bylaw that will give Auckland Transport the power to set safe and appropriate speeds across the city. Bike Auckland stands with a broad coalition of advocacy groups working for safer streets and better quality of life in New Zealand, in supporting this bylaw and the introduction of safe speeds for Auckland.  Late last year, when the consultation was briefly delayed, this coalition came together to encourage the Board and AT to hold to the vision. (Here’s the letter we sent: Safe Speeds Support) We hope Auckland Transport’s safer speeds campaign will be the start of a more ambitious Vision …
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Slow and steady wins the race in Herne Bay

Slow and steady wins the race in Herne BayOver the last couple of years, the new Urban Cycleway Fund has begun to deliver big, eye-catching, protected and dedicated cycleways like Lightpath, Quay Street and Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive. But urban cycling also means neighbourhoods that are safer and more pleasant to ride in. And when we have thousands of kilometres of roads to retro-fit over the coming decades, those smaller local projects are crucial. Cue the Herne Bay Residential Streets project. Originally shown on the maps as a single line – part of the wider planned cycle network from Pt Chev to the city – this has now grown into an area-wide approach. Auckland Transport is now proposing to treat all local roads in this area to …
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