Stay Local, Stay Awesome: Bike East AKL Gets Creative!

Stay Local, Stay Awesome: Bike East AKL Gets Creative!Over the weeks of lockdown, the rule to “stay home, stay local” has led to more bikes on our streets, and some very creative constraints. We’ve been watching our Bike Burbs all over the city rediscovering their neighbourhoods, sharing advice and encouragement, and coming up with clever ways to get fresh air. None more so …
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AMETI: Change a street, change a (thousand) mind(s)

AMETI: Change a street, change a (thousand) mind(s)Let’s be honest – those of us who already ride bikes and understand the freedom they offer can be a bit dismissive when we hear other people say ‘Aucklanders will never get out of their cars’. We wax lyrical about all the advantages of biking, whether statistical (health gains! longer life expectancy! cleaner air!) or …
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A ‘safety-wash’ in East Auckland – or a chance for change?

A 'safety-wash' in East Auckland – or a chance for change?Auckland Transport is proposing changes at a couple of intersections on Botany Road in East Auckland, to ‘alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety for road users and pedestrians.’ The problem is, while adding a couple of pedestrian improvements, the car-centric design mainly proposes widening the roads to ‘alleviate congestion’ (!)… …while not improving safety at …
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Speak up for local paths in East Auckland!

Speak up for local paths in East Auckland!Ahoy residents of East Tamaki, Pakuranga, Half Moon Bay, Bucklands Beach, Howick, Highland Park, Flatbush, Botany Downs, and Dannemora! If you walk or bike in the area, and you’re dreaming of a safe school route, or a particular shortcut through a park, or an upgrade that would make an existing route more usable – this …
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Dutch cycle roundabouts in Glen Innes?

Dutch cycle roundabouts in Glen Innes?Since we last blogged about the planned cycleways in Glen Innes, Auckland Transport has released detailed designs for the intersection improvements. They’re pretty advanced for New Zealand – our first ‘Dutch-style roundabouts’ – and we cover them in detail below. Feedback on this project closes Wednesday October 25th! We’re hearing there’s some spirited opposition to car parking …
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All cycleways lead to Glen Innes Town Centre…

All cycleways lead to Glen Innes Town Centre...…at least, they do in this current consultation by Auckland Transport, which focuses on making it much easier and safer to ride between the surrounding areas of Stonefields, St John and Point England to Glen Innes. A veritable octopus of protected cycleways radiate from the town centre and train station, bringing the area to life for …
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Bikes in Schools – it’s Pt England’s turn!

Bikes in Schools - it's Pt England's turn!It was all smiles at Point England School this week, with the formal launch of their new bike track and bike fleet, thanks to the wonderful Bikes in Schools programme. Point England is the 20th Auckland school to be so lucky – with five more fully funded and ready to go (Whangaparaoa Primary’s bike track opens on 1 …
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First out of the Greenways gate: the Tamaki Path

First out of the Greenways gate: the Tamaki PathIn what might be the first Greenways project out of the gate under the new Local Path Design Guide, consultation is now open on the proposed Tamaki Path, which will run for 5km through the green reserves alongside the Tamaki Estuary, from Wai o Taiki Bay to Panmure Wharf. This project, which we’ve written about before, has been …
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Come and celebrate Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Kai!

Come and celebrate Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Kai!Have you been looking for an excuse to come and experience the new stretch of path in the east – the completed first stage of Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai, the first part of what will soon be a grand bicycle (and pedestrian) highway running from Glen Innes all the way into the CBD? Good news! Bike Eastern Suburbs …
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News we can use: how Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai fits in

News we can use: how Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai fits inAfter the official opening of the first stretch of the great eastern shared path last week, the big question on many people’s lips is: how do we get there? When the full path is complete, you’ll be able to ride from town. But for now, you can make your way via train to Glen Innes to ride …
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A cycleway rises in the east… our first peek at GI-Tamaki

A cycleway rises in the east... our first peek at GI-TamakiDo you feel that we’ve been having a biking Christmas each month, lately? Think about it. We’ve had the the national and international awards for the Pink Path, the spectacular growth on cycling routes all around it, the rapid delivery of Quay St and its opening last month, and the sod-turning near Lincoln Rd to …
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Beside the seaside – a new path for Bucklands Beach

Beside the seaside - a new path for Bucklands BeachJo Jalfon writes with news of the Howick Local Board’s plans for an extension to the popular Rotary Shared Path… I’m a big fan of the Rotary Shared Path that weaves along the Tamaki Estuary from Panmure Bridge to Half Moon Bay. It’s wide, largely flat and well-maintained, enabling cyclists, joggers and walkers of all …
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On two wheels out east: announcing an Eastern Suburbs bike burb

On two wheels out east: announcing an Eastern Suburbs bike burbLive in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs and think your burb may be missing out on some of the (cycling) action? Well, fret no longer. The launch of a new bike burb group is changing all that! So, who are we and what are we all about? Well, so far we’re four ordinary locals (male and female, …
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Glen Innes local links – results of the October 2015 consultation

Glen Innes local links - results of the October 2015 consultationBack in October 2015, Auckland Transport appealed for local intelligence on better biking around Glen Innes, Pt England, and St Heliers. This was the first of their new-style community consultations, complete with an online map widget, an area-wide leaflet drop, and a decent amount of advertising and outreach. The results have now been released (see the official page here), …
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A call for Newmarket/ Parnell/ Remuera/ Meadowbank/ Orakei feedback!

A call for Newmarket/ Parnell/ Remuera/ Meadowbank/ Orakei feedback![Update: Consultation now closed] Calling bike-friendly folk of Parnell, Grafton, Newmarket, upper Epsom, Remuera, Meadowbank and Orakei, and anyone who passes through these parts of town! Fresh from consulting on the Inner West suburbs, Auckland Transport is now looking for feedback to help plan the next ten years of bike-friendly streets in the Inner East. Here’s …
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