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Lessons from Vancouver for Auckland’s emerging cycle culture

Auckland Conversations: Vancouver Cycle Chic – Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, Modacity  The Bruntletts from Vancouver spoke at the Auckland Conversations on 4 November 2014  from their perspective as parents of young children who gave up the family car in 2010 to enjoy the health, environmental and social benefits of walking, cycling and public transport. They shared their […]

Bike to the Future

Along with hundreds of other I went on Bike to the Future today- a  cycle ride in support of separated cycle lanes on Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road organised by Generation Zero. I loved seeing the variety of people on the ride – there were no “cyclists” just Aucklanders of all ages wanting to be able to travel safely on […]

Grafton Gully Cycleway opening

Auckland’s biggest ever cycle infrastructure project was opened yesterday (Saturday 6 September 2014) by Barb Cuthbert, Chair of Cycle Action Auckland, the PM and the Mayor Len Brown.  The Grafton Gully cycleway links the NW cycleway via Upper Queen Street Bridge to Quay Street via new separated cycle lanes on Beach Road.  Transport blog recorded the opening speeches. There […]

Submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2015

UPDATE: As I have acknowledged in my September monthly report when I made my submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport  I was convinced it was a waste of time however I was proved wrong – on 19 August  the Prime Minister John Key  announced $100 million in new funding to be made […]

Skypath open day

It is very exciting to see progress being made on the Skypath designs which are going to be on view for feedback on Saturday. Open Day sessions: 10 am to 12pm:        Westhaven, beside AJ Hackett’s ‘Bridge Climb’ base, Curran St. 1:30pm to 3:30pm:   Northcote, under the bridge at Stokes Point, Princes St. The images are […]

Resetting the compass for cycling in Auckland

A fantastic collaboration of the Transport strategy unit at Auckland Council,  Auckland Transport, councillors, Greenways Project, Generation Zero, Cycle Action Auckland, Transport Blog, Walk Auckland, with NZTA and AA in support came together at the Infrastructure Committee chaired by Cr Mike Lee on 12 March. After years of feeling like we are making very little […]

What my mum knows about cycling

My mum, Barbara Grace, has had a lot of time to think about what would make Auckland a great place to cycle. When we immigrated to NZ in 1982 she brought her bike and since then hasn’t stopped cycling for transport around town. Today she has three bikes – her folding Brompton, her bike for […]

Build it and they will come: Grafton Gully cycleway stage one opens

Stage one of the Grafton Gully cycleway was opened this morning by NZTA. The 300-metre long section between Grafton Road (by the business school ) and Alten Road provides a small experience of the joys of riding on a safe, dedicated, high quality cycleway . Stage two on Churchill street is currently under construction. Stage three should […]

Letter to the editor: Cycling myths

Peter Calder’s excellent opinion piece on cycling last week ( $10 billion for transport but how about bikes? ) provoked a typical letter to the editor along the lines that cyclists should be registered and are bludgers. I fired off a quick response to the NZ Herald and was surprised to see it published today: The view that cyclists […]