Mission Bay – Quick Submit Guide

Mission Bay - Quick Submit GuideThis is the quick submit guide for AT’s Mission Bay proposals. Go here for our full blog on how these proposal could make Mission Bay and Tamaki Drive a real example for a better Auckland. Please submit by 3 December on Auckland Transport’s Mission Bay proposals. Help us all achieve a safer and more pleasant …
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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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Put safety back in the picture in St Heliers!

Put safety back in the picture in St Heliers!FEEDBACK CLOSES MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER After an initial go in 2019, Auckland Transport’s latest safety improvement plans for St Heliers village are out for consultation – but they haven’t improved much, with safe walking and biking again pushed aside in the name of… well, parking. This isn’t good enough in a Vision Zero world, and …
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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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Tamaki Drive is a winner!

Tamaki Drive is a winner!If you managed to make it to last Thursday evening’s event, you will already have heard the headline news: Tamaki Drive’s future cycleway design between Solent Street and Ngapipi Rd has gotten a major boost in quality. In a stunning turnaround, after a consultation in which we (and many of over 600 submitters!) expressed grave …
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The future of Tamaki Drive – unveiled! (on Thursday)

The future of Tamaki Drive - unveiled! (on Thursday)A bunch of major cycling improvements are about to converge on Auckland’s busiest and most beautiful bike route, Tamaki Drive. How will they all fit together? Come along on Thursday 7 September and find out! Event details and RSVP here. Bike Auckland has invited project managers from Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency along to …
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AT decides on Section 4 of Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive

AT decides on Section 4 of Glen Innes to Tamaki DriveIt’s been a long time coming, but on the 4th of August, Auckland Transport at last announced its preferred route for Section 4 of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Shared Path (GI2TD). The immediate response from much of the bike community was ‘…huh?’ The decision-making process had been, as far as the public was concerned, …
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Tamaki Drive deserves better – the Bike AKL Quality Option!

Tamaki Drive deserves better - the Bike AKL Quality Option!Feedback closes Sunday 18 June – be a good bunch, and spread the word to support Bike AKL’s Quality Option fora north-side cycleway on Tamaki Drive! This is NZ’s busiest bike route, and in the top ten favourite rides. Why compromise?  Last week, we wrote about how Auckland Transport’s current proposal for cycle facilities on Tamaki …
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Why Bike AKL can’t support the design for the Tamaki Drive Cycle Route [Updated]

Why Bike AKL can't support the design for the Tamaki Drive Cycle Route [Updated]AT has just opened consultation for new cycleway works on Tamaki Drive, from The Strand to Ngapipi Road – to create a link for people on bikes from the (in-progress) Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive cycleway, to the Quay St cycleway. As such, it’s a crucial connection. However, for reasons we explain below – and to our …
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