Electric City: What Academic Research Tells Us About the Future of E-bikes

This is a cross post from our friends over at Bike Auckland. Electric bikes are not only heaps of fun to ride, they have the potential to transform how we commute. Understanding that potential is the job of The Future of the Bike, a collaborative research project that examines how innovations in bicycle technology and city planning can support urban sustainability in New Zealand.…
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SkyPath Funded

A great announcement yesterday, with the Government confirming it will fully fund SkyPath. The government has announced it will fully fund a walking and cycling link across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It has confirmed this afternoon that $67 million of the National Land Transport Fund will be invested in the link, known as SkyPath.…
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Seapath engagement

The NZTA are starting public engagement today on Seapath, the walking and cycling path alongside the Northern Motorway from Esmonde Rd to the Harbour Bridge, where it will link in with Skypath – which the NZTA have also been tasked with building.…
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July-18 AT Board Meeting

Today is the latest Auckland Transport board meeting. As usual, I’ve been through the papers. Closed Session Agenda There are quite a few items on the closed session agenda this month and all are up for approval/decision. The most interesting ones are: AT Board Policies Contract Variation Agreement for the Provision of Manned Services Ferry PTOM Procurement Update Future Ferry Strategy Deed of Lease of KR Land at Takanini Park and Ride Lease of Units at Devonport Wharf AMETI EB1 Revised Forecast Procurement of ETCS equipment Review and Approval of AT Board Subcommittee Charters Open Session Board Report There’s quite a few interesting items in this report and I skipped some of it due to how long the post was already getting.…
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K Rd enhancements pop-up hub today

Karangahape Rd is one of Auckland’s most important, historic and iconic streets. It’s a street that’s going to see even more people and transformation in coming years, especially with the construction of the City Rail Link and Light Rail. Auckland Transport have been working on plans to improve the street for some time, particularly for people on foot, bus or bike.…
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