These words were heard all around Quay St on Saturday. “Will this be happening every weekend in summer, now?” It seems such a sweet and naive thought to all of us who know how long it has taken to get the Ciclovia off the ground. But it ‘s not such a wild idea. Look at how the creative stars of Waterfront Auckland have given us the liberty to use the waterfront so that it really belongs to the people. We know if it was left in their hands we’d have a Ciclovia every weekend – easy as!

CongratulationCiclovia Velociteers 2014s to WA, Auckland Council and AT for making  it happen – here’s a taste of how it went off!  (Note those    talented Velociteers, plus Jena and Ben from Cycle Action)Ciclovia 2014 Jena&Ben      We hear that now is the time to go onto the Council and AT website to ask for more – more – more! Don’t worry that it refers to reporting a problem – tell them you loved the Ciclovia and the only problem is you need another every weekend for the rest of the summer. There’s nothing like being too successful!

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Ciclovia 2014 Quay St

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4 responses to “Will this be every weekend in summer ? Ciclovia 2014

  1. We had a great time! We were a bit skeptical of the weather in the morning, but it turned out marvellously. Would definitely attend more of these in the future just need to get even more people out om bikes!

  2. Well done Auckland Transport for running the Cyclovia on Quay on Saturday. But having had the privilege of pedalling the real thing in Bogota Colombia, lets put on a real Cyclovia in 2015! In Bogota senior school students control traffic at points where roads intersect the route. Most of the roads in the concept on the website could be shut down on one side and still have two lanes open to traffic in each direction. The new Grafton Gully Cycleway due for completion in Sept will be the ideal way to climb to K’Rd.

  3. Many thanks Barb, for this article and the useful links. I enjoyed the Ciclovia, seeing the sparkling blue water and all the great people on bikes. I’ve gone to the AT link and asked for a Ciclovia every weekend, as you have suggested. I think it is a great idea!

  4. I went, and enjoyed being able to cycle on Quay St safely.
    But it was a bit unfortunate that there were no trains from Newmarket to Britomart that day as I could have liked to have taken the train there with my bike.
    The Safety volunteer display at shed 10 was super too. All those fire trucks, and rescue trucks, and police cars etc. and all those lovely attractive firemen.

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