Emissions Reduction Plan Submission Guide

Emissions Reduction Plan Submission GuideWhat is the ERP? Aotearoa New Zealand has adopted a target of significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Emissions Reduction Plan sets out policies and strategies for achieving emissions budgets from 2022 through to 2035, and the discussion document describes existing actions we have committed to and sets out new proposed actions …
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Better Great than Never – Great North Road finally getting bikeways?

Better Great than Never - Great North Road finally getting bikeways?After many years of inaction, is 2021 the year Auckland Transport finally makes progress on better biking and better buses on Great North Road, with a new project? If you have been “along on the journey” previously, as the PR speak has it, you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit underwhelmed. After all, this project …
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RLTP 2021: Submission Guide

RLTP 2021: Submission GuideThe draft RLTP fails to address Auckland’s transport challenges.  The Regional Land Transport Plan is a 10-year investment programme for transport in Auckland. It is intended to identify the transport challenges our region faces now and for the next decade, and locks in what and where infrastructure improvements will be made. The RLTP gets reviewed …
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Quick submit guide: The Climate Change Commission

Quick submit guide: The Climate Change Commission“An electric vehicle in every garage is the slowest and most resource-intensive way to decarbonise transport” We have a chance to stem the tide of climate emergency. The Climate Change Commission will soon put its recommendations to the Government – it’s up to us to make a submission on their advice before Sunday. Their transport …
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Quickblog: Carry on on Carrington Road

Quickblog: Carry on on Carrington RoadDoing the rounds of AT’s website, we found this short but useful bit of new protected cycle lane coming for the Pt Chev community: AT is proposing to install what looks like St Lukes-style separators on Carrington Road, on the southbound section from the Pt Chev town centre and across the motorway bridge, as far …
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Let’s try this again – bike facilities for new Mangere Town Centre bus station

Let's try this again - bike facilities for new Mangere Town Centre bus stationCycling to a bus station should be safe and easy. And even if you don’t cycle to it, cycling past it should be safe and easy. Particularly when it’s a brand new bus station upgrade, such as the one planned for the Mangere Town Centre on Bader Drive, in the heart of Mangere, between the shopping …
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Speaking for you – Glen Innes to Tamaki, Stage 2

Speaking for you - Glen Innes to Tamaki, Stage 2Much of Bike Auckland’s work happens behind the scenes in meetings throughout the week with AT, NZTA and their project teams. We also make formal submissions on cycleway projects. This work is done gratis by engineering-savvy volunteers who have really full-on day jobs. They love biking so much they sweet talk their families into allowing them time in the …
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An interchange with no bikeways

An interchange with no bikewaysOne of the most frustrating experiences with Auckland Transport is the silo planning. While AT’s walking and cycling team has hugely improved in the last year, it seems that large chunks of the rest of the organisation are still working away under the impression that cycling is either a luxury, or somebody else’s job. This …
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Back to the Past – Part I: Abbotts Way

Back to the Past – Part I: Abbotts WayWhat would you do if you had a time machine? Well, one of the things we’d currently like to do is go back a couple of months and ask a certain project team in Auckland Transport “What the heck, folks? Do you ever, like, ride a bike?” And “You really sure you checked your project …
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Devonport news – submission on the Calliope/Victoria roundabout rebuild

We try to stay abreast of most developments in street redesign around Auckland so we can best represent people on bikes when it comes to reshaping our roads. And we pride ourselves on our collective expertise when it comes to spotting things that could be done better, to make the design safer for all road …
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Heads up – SkyPath consent application hearing late May/ early June

Heads up - SkyPath consent application hearing late May/ early JuneRemember how we buried Council planners in thousands of submissions for the SkyPath resource consent application?    I still get a huge glow of pride when I think how you all responded to our joint campaign with Generation Zero. What really impressed me, when I scanned some of the 11,000 submissions, was the careful thought you …
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Closing today – submit for the best-ever cycling budget!

Closing today - submit for the best-ever cycling budget!Consultation closes today at 4pm today on the Council’s killer budget for cycling. It’s desperate, nail chewing stuff ! Shape Auckland gives you two options: a Basic Budget, (which knifes cycling and public transport), or the Auckland Plan Transport Network budget, which says we can have it all – more cycling, public transport and a hefty dose …
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We have seen the future and it is…

We have seen the future and it is...Well, this is exciting! Stunning plans have been released for a 30km fully separated bike super-highway running west to east across the city. There’ll also be a slightly shorter north-south route – again, fully separated. And six other bikeways converging on the city will be fully upgraded – and fully separated from traffic. Best of all: …
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Dustin’ off our megaphone…

Dustin' off our megaphone...On Sunday, the Herald shook its fist on behalf of drivers upset by delays of weeks or months on dozens of delayed road projects across the city. Road safety campaigner and car reviewer Clive Matthew-Wilson is among the hundreds of motorists frustrated by the daily Onewa Rd bottleneck, saying the delays impacted on commuting times and livelihoods. “These …
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SkyPath thanks you …….. why stop now!

Sunday 2pm update – Get ready for it ……….6,OOO submissions just ticked over!   Amazing news from Ryan – Gen Zero Comms Director, running this campaign with us. KEEP THOSE SUBMISSIONS COMING –  let’s show them how much we want SkyPath! Quick Submission form here.  Submission deadline is Friday, 23rd 5pm. Friday update –  We’re …
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