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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 to be one of Auckland’s key destination rides. In the guest post below, Bike Te Atatu’s Melanie Dixon, Simone Bähr, and Carol Green explain why we should all support the resource consent for this great project – and how to have your say. QUICK FEEDBACK GUIDE Submissions on the Te Whau Pathway resource consent are open …
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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 centre as part of Panuku’s ongoing work to reshape Henderson as an eco-town centre. As well as being on the western train line, Henderson is blessed with a network of legacy bike paths from its Waitakere City Council days – in particular the Henderson Creek Path (which links the town centre to the NW Cycleway), …
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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. It says there will be signage up at affected areas a week before works begin. Visionstream suggests keeping an eye out for them and considering alternative routes. It also apologises for any inconvenience created by the works.All road surfaces will be reinstated to council standards once the cabling work has been completed. Questions? Ping Visionstream’s …
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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 lives by putting local wellbeing before rat-running, and people and pets over cars – it’s also the key to friendlier streets, quieter traffic and cleaner air. And, by encouraging more kids to walk and bike to school, it creates a healthier community for eveyone. This alone will be life-changing for Te Atatu South. But wait, there’s more! We …
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