West Auckland Moves On Addressing Climate Change

West Auckland Moves On Addressing Climate ChangeA guest post from Councillor Shane Henderson on some momentous moves for the city, and for the West in particular. This week, we committed the people of Auckland to halve greenhouse gas emissions within ten years.  This is necessary, but it’s going to be bloody hard. I am delighted to note that in my ward …
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Joining the dots in Te Atatū South – feedback closes 21 July

Joining the dots in Te Atatū South - feedback closes 21 JulyAs you know, we’re all about the local links and local knowledge. Auckland Transport is proposing a useful safety upgrade for a dangerous intersection in Te Atatū South. But with a few simple changes, it could be so much better! We’ve put our heads together with Bike Te Atatū and Bike Henderson to improve the intersection …
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Safer streets for Henderson – quick submit by 8 March!

Safer streets for Henderson - quick submit by 8 March!We try to be across most projects that affect people on bikes in Auckland. Here’s one that nearly slipped our attention: a package of road safety improvements in Henderson, funded by the Local Board and to be built by Auckland Transport. Not only do local residents deserve safer streets, more than 4000 kids go to school …
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Support the Te Whau Pathway resource consent!

Support the Te Whau Pathway resource consent!Ever wanted to ride from the Waitemata harbour to the Manukau harbour on a protected path surrounded by wildlife and waterways, in less than an hour? “Impossible!” you say, rolling your eyes, “and definitely, DEFINITELY, not in car-obsessed Auckland.” Well, just wait. Because Te Whau Pathway – along with Skypath and Seapath – is going …
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Getting tactical to “ungap the map” in Henderson

Getting tactical to "ungap the map" in HendersonHot on the heels of the recent consultation on the Henderson-Massey Local Board Draft Connections Plan (now closed), comes the report from a separate but related survey by Panuku, AT, Council, and the Local Board. The survey was carried out this time last year, identifying key local links and barriers in and around the Henderson town …
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Watch out for works out west

Watch out for works out westIf you ride along Scenic Drive, Atkinson Road, Huia Road, Piha Road and other roads in the Waitakere Ranges, be aware that there will be lane closures and other works in the area over the next few months. Network builder Visionstream is working with Chorus to build the ultrafast broadband network in the Waitakere Ranges. …
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Survivable speeds, liveable streets for Te Atatu South

Survivable speeds, liveable streets for Te Atatu SouthAs part of a citywide push for safer streets, Auckland Transport is consulting on a 30kmh neighbourhood in Te Atatu South, just south of SH16. See project page here, and a map of the area under discussion here. This is great news: speed limits set the vibe for neighbourhoods. Not only will a 30kmh zone save …
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