The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film NightPrepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Our 2019 collection showcases everything a cycling-centric audience could want: action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly bike-alicious! Our treasure chest of stories includes… a spectacle of winter with the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike; a fixie rider who commits a crime of passion; five friends with disabilities attempting a world-first human-powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko in Australia (what could possibly go wrong?); …

Who will champion cycling and walking within Auckland Transport?

Who will champion cycling and walking within Auckland Transport?Auckland Transport’s upcoming restructure is in the news (Cycling unit pays price for Auckland Transport dysfunction; Auckland Council’s transport agency rolls out major restructure). Updated 6 November: read our op-ed at The Spinoff, where we lay out the questions this raises. We’re not alone in registering strong concern, and we’ll be watching developments closely. Here’s our statement. MEDIA RELEASE: 2 November 2018 Auckland Transport’s Walking and Cycling Programme Under Threat Proposed restructure risks major loss of expertise and experience at a critical moment in Auckland’s transport planning evolution, says city’s cycling advocacy organisation. Bike Auckland, the nonprofit advocacy organisation for people on bikes, is deeply concerned by reports that Auckland Transport …
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Bike Maintenance Workshop

Bike Maintenance WorkshopStart spring by dusting off your bike and getting it ride-ready! Learn how to fix a puncture, check tyre pressure and get tips from a qualified bike mechanic. Supported by Auckland Transport Cycling. This event is free, and takes place alongside the Parnell Farmers’ Market. Saturday 1 September, 9-11am, at 545 Parnell Road outside the Parnell Community Library.

On being happy with Auckland Transport three times

On being happy with Auckland Transport three timesAs we wrote in a previous blog, the sheer volume of projects coming out of Auckland Transport at any given time means that there are bound to be quite a few that aren’t that great, and a few that can make you pretty grumpy. And sometimes… the opposite happens. So it’s only fair enough that we highlight some of those happier instances, too. Credit where credit is due. Starting with the smallest example, and working our way up, here are three recent cases where AT made us happy. No 1 – Some space for paint This was item number 3 in our ‘angry‘ blog. Remember how AT originally argued that an extremely wide traffic lane on Great South Road …
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AT’s Active Modes Survey 2016: what’s up?

AT's Active Modes Survey 2016: what's up?(A cross-post from our BFFs at Transportblog, written by Matt Lowrie. We’ll cross-post our take on it tomorrow, by way of Part 2). For a number of years now Auckland Transport have been conducting annual research into the use of active modes to allow them to track behaviour changes over time. This is not just relying on the automated counters, but carrying out a survey to gauge the general population. They’ve now released the 2016 report, which features a lot of positive outcomes and covers 1,178 responses. The headline figure is that 31% of people surveyed had cycled, up from 27%. The researchers say this represents an increase of 45,600 people. These numbers are …
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On being angry with Auckland Transport three times

On being angry with Auckland Transport three timesWe enjoy working with Auckland Transport, particularly in recent years with the steady rise in cycle projects and bike-friendly people inside AT. We like getting to know people and how they work (and what they, like us, have to work against), and it’s great to get to collaborate on improving this city. At the recent opening of the Quay St protected cycleway, it gladdened our hearts to hear the top level of AT publicly singing the praises of how bike culture makes this city better in every way – and enjoying the instant, enthusiastic uptake of this latest flagship project. The ‘network effect‘ isn’t just happening at street level – it’s a human thing across the city’s management. The recent …
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It’s all go! A new look cycling campaign from AT

It's all go! A new look cycling campaign from ATAuckland Transport launches a colourful new campaign today, to keep people up to date with – and enthused about! – the steadily expanding bike network. The campaign brings a cheery, positive, and ambitious perspective to the current 3-year programme of unprecedented investment, and makes the case for bike-friendliness as a basic, essential part of the Auckland way of life. As AT’s Walking and Cycling manager Kathryn King says in the accompanying booklet, the Auckland Cycling Account, the idea is to ‘bring the network to life and demonstrate the role cycling has to play in making our city a better place to live.’ The website and the booklet both feature nice infographics, encapsulating some …
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