Breaking ground on Tamaki Drive

Breaking ground on Tamaki DriveSunday morning saw a large turnout for the sod-turning ceremony to mark the beginning of works on the Tamaki Drive Cycle Route. Ever since the far-sighted leaders of the 1970s painted a line on the footpath and called it the first of many Auckland bikeways to come, we’ve all been awaiting the proper waterfront promenade …
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A better beachfront boulevard – Mission Bay and St Heliers need you!

A better beachfront boulevard - Mission Bay and St Heliers need you!Mission Bay and St Heliers are set to get safer streetscapes with raised pedestrian crossings. Which is great – but we say the designs must reflect the Tamaki Drive Master Plan and create separate spaces for people on bikes and people on foot. Luckily, we’ve worked out how to fit in quality bikeways and make the …
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Tamaki Drive: It’s Had Some Love, More is on the Way

Tamaki Drive: It’s Had Some Love, More is on the WayIf you frequently cycle along Tamaki Drive you might already have forgotten what we’ve gained as a result of the new-look Ngapipi Road intersection completed in July, and the Quay Street Cycleway extension which opened just last month. A reminder, then. The Quay Street Cycleway, already one of the city’s most popular routes, was extended …
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Quay Street & Tamaki Drive – Persistence & quality win out!

Quay Street & Tamaki Drive - Persistence & quality win out!TL:DR: the Waitemata Local Board has won significant improvements to the quality and safety of the Quay Street/Tamaki Drive cycleway at the Ports, to tie into Bike AKL’s win from 2017. As an advocacy group working ‘inside the tent’ with Auckland Transport on improvements for safer cycling, we often hear great news about bike projects before …
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Tamaki Drive and Watene Crescent – quick wins for safety

Tamaki Drive and Watene Crescent - quick wins for safetyOne of the many upgrades happening along Tamaki Drive at the moment is a quick project to improve safety at the intersection with Watene Crescent, in Okahu Bay next to the Orakei Domain. Auckland Transport plans to install bicycle activated ‘smart studs’ here (small bright lights set into the road, as seen elsewhere in the …
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Seeing the forest *and* the trees on Quay St

Seeing the forest *and* the trees on Quay StHaving ended 2017 with a story about cycleway opposition in Grey Lynn, we hoped to start the New Year with more positive news – and indeed, works finally began a couple of days ago on the next section of the Quay St cycleway. As you know, Tamaki Drive into the city is Auckland’s busiest bike route …
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Quickblog: Setting things straight in Mission Bay

Quickblog: Setting things straight in Mission BayEveryone who rides a bike  in Auckland knows that we’re still far away from best practice bike infrastructure – even if things are slowly getting better. But for all the places where there are no bikeways at al, sometimes what’s even more dismaying are the situations where the legacy of previous, limited bike infrastructure actually …
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