Liberate the Lane Campaign

Thousands of Aucklanders joined the march across the Harbour Bridge in 2009.

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has been promised a fully walkable and bikeable harbour crossing since even before the Auckland Harbour Bridge was built! Though several ideas have been discussed, planned, and cancelled, we still do not have a way to get across Te Waitematā.

On 3 July 2023 Bike Auckland released an independent engineering report confirming that reallocating a lane to walking, cycling and wheeling on the Auckland Harbour bridge is safe and viable; kicking off our latest campaign to Liberate the Lane and connect this missing link.

Liberating the lane will;

  • empower people to choose climate-friendly, active travel     
  • give more transport choice to people who don’t drive     
  • reduce the cost of travel for many     
  • create a more resilient transport system     
  • make more efficient use of our existing transport system

And, we know it can be done fast and affordably.

Read about the campaign and vision here

On this page we give an overview of the campaign history, the FAQs and infographic, the recently released engineering report, some relevant blogs and some resources that we would love you to share.

You can help make this vision into reality by…

  • Sharing blogs and positive news stories about this campaign
  • Downloading and sharing the images below
  • Printing the posters and putting them up on noticeboards around Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
  • Signing this open letter to Waka Kotahi – and sharing about it on social media
  • Encouraging organisations who represent you (eg. resident’s association) to sign the open letter
  • Encouraging businesses to sign the open letter – tips for these conversatons here
  • Writing your own blog piece or sending an opinion piece to the media
  • Coming to events and starting some of your own!
  • Wearing a Liberate the Lane Tshirt!
  • Signing up as a volunteer!
Read and sign the open letter

Liberate the Lane history, FAQs, and engineering report

Relevant blogs


Download infographic

Liberate the Lane campaign resources

We’ve put together this range of Liberate the Lane resources because we would love your help sharing the fast, fair, affordable solution to provide access for active modes across the Waitemata harbour, and a more resilient city.

We would these images and slideshows to be shared across social media, your social media, Facebook groups and anywhere else you can think of to get this message shared.

Picture frames

Follow this link or click the images below to add your own photo to one of our custom frames! Share these on social media and add them as your Profile Picture to help spread the word!

Join us

Bike Auckland is the non-profit organisation working to improve things for people on bikes. We’re a people-powered movement for a better region. We speak up for you – and the more of us there are, the stronger our voice!

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