The Big Bike Film Night – Auckland CBD

The Big Bike Film Night - Auckland CBDThe Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2021 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want – action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two …

Better Great than Never – Great North Road finally getting bikeways?

Better Great than Never - Great North Road finally getting bikeways?After many years of inaction, is 2021 the year Auckland Transport finally makes progress on better biking and better buses on Great North Road, with a new project? If you have been “along on the journey” previously, as the PR speak has it, you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit underwhelmed. After all, this project …
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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 …

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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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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 …
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With respect: some thoughts on sharing the road

Ponsonby business owner Bruce Copeland rides a bike, drives a car, occasionally catches the bus, and has been thinking about the way we treat each other on the road, after a run-in with a big metal box a few months ago. Here’s Bruce’s story… I’ve been road riding regularly again for the last ten years or so, and …
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Northcote Safe Cycle Route Update – a pragmatic win

Northcote Safe Cycle Route Update - a pragmatic winIt’s a sad fact of life for engineers designing cycling infrastructure that the sacred cow of on-street parking frequently frustrates good design.  We see vociferous opposition from residents and businesses to the loss of car parking everywhere we turn – from Carlton Gore Rd to Franklin Rd to Westhaven Drive/Beaumont St to of course Queen …
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An ode to mixing cycling with public transport

An ode to mixing cycling with public transportI’ve relied on my bike and public transport to get around Auckland without a car for about 6 years. Whizzing on my bike from my house on Mt Victoria to the ferry, waving to mates doing coffee on mainstreet cafes, is how I start most days. When I’m at our Waiheke place, my ride is …
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More choices to combine trains and cycling

Bike parking at train stations and ferry terminals – We’re aware from our own experience, survey results and your blog  feedback that better bike parking is urgently needed at transport nodes across Auckland. We’re working on this with AT and will begin next month with a series of surveys to ask about your preferences. In the …
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Dapper cyclist leading the way for newbies

Couldn’t not share this great photo of former CAA committee member Julian Hulls (of NextBike bike hire) showing new cyclists the wheels. A great little story about teaching Nana to ride a bike – and a wonderful advertisement for the cycle events / training courses Auckland Transport is running October to December!
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Auckland’s first urban cycleway!

Blog by Max Robitzsch and Ben Lenihan Yes we can! – our first “Urbanway” is coming. FEEDBACK CLOSES TODAY! As part of exciting changes in central Auckland, Auckland Transport has now released images of the new plans for the traffic-separated cycle paths along Beach Road. This will be the first real “urbanway” (urban cycleway) infrastructure …
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