Upgrading the NW Cycleway – consultation

The Northwestern cycleway has been one of Auckland’s best cycle success stories. Over the last decade as it has been progressively extended and better connections to it built it has seen a significant uptake in usage. In the year following completion of the section between Bond and Myrtle streets in 2010, just over 100,000 people were recorded riding at Kingsland.…
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Going round in circles at Royal Oak

This is a cross post from our friends at Bike Auckland. The original post is here. Auckland Transport is consulting on an “upgrade” to the Royal Oak roundabout, which sits at the heart of what we in Bike Auckland call the “Bike Bermuda Triangle”: the central isthmus, woefully bereft of bikeways.…
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If AT were really trying to change things

Over the last few years, Auckland Transport have increasingly become the go to political pinata by those looking to score some quick headlines – if you don’t like something about Auckland, blame AT. They’re accused of all sorts of things, from not listening to the public all the way to being ideological bullies waging a war on cars to force people out on to bikes and public transport.…
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Less Parking, Please

Parking is seen as a public good that should be supplied to everyone… Resistance to parking management is tied in a nostalgic way to “the good old days” and used as a form of coded language to complain about increases in population density or changes in community demographics or class structure.…
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What winter cycling slump

It seems someone forgot to tell Aucklanders that it’s meant to be too cold and wet to ride a bike in winter. The latest cycleway numbers have been released by Auckland Transport and they continue to show strong growth with numbers on all routes with more than a year’s worth of data showing a 7.4% increase over July last year.…
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