Nelson St Phase 2

The Nelson St Cycleway was completed just over a year ago and has been a fantastic addition to the city.Since then we’ve been patiently waiting for Phase 2, which has had a particularly long gestation period. It is intended to extend the cycleway to the Quay St cycleway and also includes extending it along Pitt St to Karangahape Rd.…
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Assorted bike related news

A few of bike related things from recent days. One Lightpath turns one in just over a week (December 3rd) and in its first year has seen over 200,000 bike trips across its magenta surface. So the other day it was fantastic to hear that it had won the transport category of the World Architecture Festival, and it looks like it had some strong competition.…
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Lightpath hits 100k

A little celebration as our favourite pink path has reached a new milestone today with now more than 100,000 trips made across it, just four months after opening. Te Ara I Whiti ©Patrick Reynolds 2016 What’s more, data from Auckland Transport shows that on a monthly basis Te Ara I Whiti is already the third busiest cycleway in Auckland trailing only Quay St and Tamaki Dr for the number of trips taken.…
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Te Ara I Whiti from space

We’ve seen Te Ara I Whiti – Lightpath from the ground, we’ve seen it from the air and now we can see it from space. The desktop version of Google Earth gets updated fairly regularly with new satellite images – this one taken by one of the Digital Globe satellites (if you have the desktop version click  the “show historical imagery” button and slide the date to the right).…
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Nelson St Cycleway Numbers

A great image of Te Ara I Whiti, The Lightpath as taken from a plane by pilot Vaughn Davis. As he noted in his tweet, it looks like it’s been added in postYesterday AT also released some updated results of cycle movements on the LightPath and Nelson St.…
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Reflections on Nelson St

As you know, on Thursday the Te Ara I Whiti (The Lightpath) and the Nelson St cycleway opened to the public. They are both fantastic additions to Auckland and are rightly making many people proud to see their city developing into a more people friendly place.…
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Te Ara I Whiti – the lightpath

Auckland’s newest and certainly it’s most colourful cycleway (so far) was officially opened today by Transport Minister Simon Bridges. And I must say, Simon gave a fantastic speech showing he gets it, talking up the environmental, health, congestion and economic benefits of investing in cycling – this view was reinforced in discussion with him later.…
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Laying down the pink

In just over a week on December 3rd what will be one of Auckland’s most iconic cycleways will be officially opened. The old Nelson St offramp and the cycleway down Nelson St as far as Victoria St are both nearing completion and for the offramp that means they’re laying down the pink surface that will make it so distinctive.…
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