An insider’s guide to cycling in Mt Roskill

An insider's guide to cycling in Mt RoskillWith its ribbons of greenspace, local bikeways, handy alleyways, and connections to the wider cycle network, Mt Roskill is in the running to be one of Auckland’s most ‘mini-Holland’ neighbourhoods. This guest post by Jon Turner, longtime Mt Roskill resident (and candidate for the Puketapapa Local Board on the Roskill Community Voice ticket), explores some …
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A river runs through it: the Te Auaunga Restoration

A river runs through it: the Te Auaunga RestorationTe Auaunga, also known as Oakley Creek, has a lot of fans. The waterway, its wildlife, and its waterfall have been rhapsodized in NZ Geographic. It’s cared for by the extremely dedicated Friends of Oakley Creek. And over a kilometre of the stream was recently daylighted and restored as part of the Waterview Connection. Now, a …
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New Zealand’s First Cycle Boulevard

By Paul Shortland, Deputy Chair CAA Construction on New Zealand’s first cycle boulevard is due to commence this summer with completion due mid 2014. The concept and consultation phase of the Dominion Road project, including the parallel cycle routes has now ended, and the project moves into the next phase of detailed design, tendering and …
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Greenways through the Waitemata & Puketapapa Boards

Cox’s Bay Boardwalk Opening The Waitemata Board is happy to annouce the public opening for the first of their Greenways projects – the Cox Bay Boardwalk, which was widened during reconstruction so as to allow walkers and cyclists to share it better. Come to tomorrow’s (Saturday 15th June) opening at 11:30am at Cox’s Bay Reserve. …
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Dominion Road – A Progression Of Disappointments

Guest blog by James S. As someone who lives in the wider Dominion Road area, I was asked by CAA if I wanted to do a guest post on the recently announced changes to the road, and what I thought of them. If you’re completely new to the Dominion Road plans then they might sound …
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The Dominion Road Decision

You may have heard of the decision to proceed with an $47 million upgrade of Dominion Road. What may not be obvious – especially when reading about how positively various groups reacted – is that this project is actually a significant cutback from an earlier proposal, which was costed at approximately $100 million. Auckland Transport’s …
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Cycle Summit Video – Puketapapa Greenways

Here we have an inspiring video from the Cycle Summit featuring Richard Barter, the chair of the Puketapapa Local Board, describing the “Greenways” project (we blogged about it before, but Richard gives a much better summary of it than we did). How can one not be uplifted by that message that cyclists CAN have their …
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Puketapapa Local Board – Big on walking & cycling

Some of us recently had the chance to hear Richard Barter – long-time champion of transport cycling and chair of the Puketapapa Local Board – speak to the Auckland Transport Board. CAA was delighted that Richard’s Board was making their Greenways project the centrepiece of their submission. Even ahead of discussing Dominion Road, buses and …
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