A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)

A better Mission Bay for everyone (is now possible)After some underwhelming plans for St Heliers recently, AT looks to be heading in a better direction with Mission Bay. Read on below for the background, the bits we like, and our ideas to make it even better – then help us by adding your voice in support with our handy submission guide! For our …
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Time to make the point about healthy streets: the Pt Chev Streetscape project

Time to make the point about healthy streets: the Pt Chev Streetscape projectThe Pt Chevalier Streetscape, which has been waiting in the wings for a while, is back out for consultation with a refined design. Public feedback is welcome until Friday 20 December. Auckland Transport’s project page is here, and a letterbox drop is on the way out to the neighbourhood. We are very happy to support this …
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Going round in circles at Royal Oak

Going round in circles at Royal OakAuckland Transport is consulting on an “upgrade” to the Royal Oak roundabout, which sits at the heart of what we in Bike Auckland call the “Bike Bermuda Triangle”: the central isthmus, woefully bereft of bikeways. This roundabout is notoriously hostile for people on bikes and only the bravest amongst us travel through it, whether commuting or …
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An insider’s guide to cycling in Mt Roskill

An insider's guide to cycling in Mt RoskillWith its ribbons of greenspace, local bikeways, handy alleyways, and connections to the wider cycle network, Mt Roskill is in the running to be one of Auckland’s most ‘mini-Holland’ neighbourhoods. This guest post by Jon Turner, longtime Mt Roskill resident (and candidate for the Puketapapa Local Board on the Roskill Community Voice ticket), explores some …
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More local links and safe school routes for Mt Roskill!

More local links and safe school routes for Mt Roskill!Good things are happening in Mt Roskill, where years of dedicated advocacy and action just keep bearing fruit. The Puketapapa Local Board under former and current leadership have been exceptional champions for local walking and cycling access, as seen in the links to SH20’s big bikeway and the recent flowering of the spectacular Te Auauanga …
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The insider’s guide to cycling in Mt Albert

The insider’s guide to cycling in Mt AlbertMt Albert isn’t exactly known as a cyclist’s paradise, but it has some good rides if you know where to look. In this guest article, local rider Helen King shares the secrets to cycling in Mt Albert. (This piece originally appeared on The Spinoff, and is republished here with permission).  Being a bike enthusiast in Mt Albert …
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Paper Road Rider – a hidden link in plain sight

Paper Road Rider - a hidden link in plain sightAll across Auckland, alleyways and parks provide handy connections that nimble folk on foot and on bike use to get where we’re going. And then there are the in-between places: connections that are visible, but for one reason or another, remain inaccessible. Some of these might be ‘paper roads‘, and well worth pursuing. Below, a …
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A river runs through it: the Te Auaunga Restoration

A river runs through it: the Te Auaunga RestorationTe Auaunga, also known as Oakley Creek, has a lot of fans. The waterway, its wildlife, and its waterfall have been rhapsodized in NZ Geographic. It’s cared for by the extremely dedicated Friends of Oakley Creek. And over a kilometre of the stream was recently daylighted and restored as part of the Waterview Connection. Now, a …
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From the ground up: a proposal for a bikeable Onehunga

From the ground up: a proposal for a bikeable OnehungaIn a week when we’ve been thinking about how kids get to school, and the importance to kids of freedom on wheels, here’s a guest post by Nicholas Lee (cross-posted at Greater Auckland). Read on for a vision of a bikeable neighbourhood that will let more children ride to school and beyond, and open up the …
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QUICK SUBMIT before 14 December – Grey Lynn needs YOU!

QUICK SUBMIT before 14 December – Grey Lynn needs YOU!If you do ONE thing this month for a bike-friendly city, make it this: support the Waitemata Safe Routes before Friday 14 December. It takes less than 5 minutes, is absolutely free, and you’ll be giving the gift of safe streets  – to the hundreds of kids who live and bike along these routes, to …
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South Auckland’s Skypath – crossing the Manukau on New Mangere Bridge

South Auckland's Skypath - crossing the Manukau on New Mangere BridgeAfter the sudden closure of the Old Mangere Bridge due to advanced deterioration, now the only way to walk and bike across the harbour – until a new walking-biking bridge is completed around 2021 – is via the underpass on SH20 under the New Mangere Bridge. Yes, you read that right: while we’re eagerly awaiting …
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Great streets for Grey Lynn: a beauty of a reboot!

Great streets for Grey Lynn: a beauty of a reboot!UPDATE: Keen to give this project the go-ahead? Head here for our Quick Feedback Guide! or, if you have more time and/or are curious Scroll down for our detailed design thoughts Feedback is now open on the revamped designs for Grey Lynn, which include not only neighbourhood bikeways, but great stuff for pedestrians, more trees, …
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Straight talk: Dominion Road bike routes and Light Rail

Straight talk: Dominion Road bike routes and Light RailWith light rail now planned for Dominion Road, and NZTA coming forth with timely new updates, people are starting to get their heads around what a major boulevard truly optimised for public transport round the clock might look like. For our part, we naturally picture it as including world-class bikeways. There’s space, bike use is …
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Sign the petition for bikeways and light rail on Dominion Road!

Sign the petition for bikeways and light rail on Dominion Road!Last week, we proposed proper bikeways for Dominion Road as part of the light rail project – and we’ve been overwhelmed with the response. “Where do I sign?” was the instant cry. We have an answer for you! If you share our vision for safe cycling on Dominion Road, please add your name to the …
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Cycling to Middlemore – a health hazard?

Cycling to Middlemore - a health hazard?A recent guest post by Dr Rob Burrell struck a real chord. It was about the irony of how dangerous it is to bike to one of Auckland’s biggest hospitals – despite cycling being one of the healthiest commutes there is. Now, Rob’s anaesthetist colleague Dr Craig Birch follows up with his own story of how …
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