Bike Auckland and Zambrero offer up tasty partnership in the name of social good
Bike Auckland News
by Sue Cardwell
1d ago
Bike Auckland is pleased to announce a new partnership with Zambrero, the fresh, healthy Mexican restaurant chain that helps end world hunger. The partnership between the two purpose-led organisations will delight cyclists across the region, as members of Bike Auckland can now enjoy 10% off any order over $15* at Zambrero restaurants. Bike Auckland’s Chief Biking Officer Fiáin d’Leafy thinks members are going to love the partnership. “With fresh, delicious burritos and bowls on the menu, everyone will enjoy biking, walking and scooting along to Zambrero. It’s another great reason to become a ..read more
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Auckland Council Opposes Blanket Speed Limit Increases – Prefers Safety
Bike Auckland
by Bike Auckland
1w ago
Bike Auckland, Brake, and the Australasian College of Road Safety all presented to the Auckland Council Transport and Infrastructure Committee Meeting to urge the Council to oppose the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2024 (Speed Rule) which would impose blanket speed limit increases around our schools. We’re very pleased to let you know that the Auckland Council maintained its commitment to keeping tamariki (children) safe and voted to formally oppose the Speed Rule. The Central Government will still have the final say on how they proceed with the Speed Rule – and it’s import ..read more
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Speed Rule Quickfire – what, why and how to have your say
Bike Auckland
by Bike Auckland
2w ago
Bike Auckland is urging you to voice your opposition to the draft Speed Rule by Thursday, 11 July. Unfortunately, the text is incredibly dense, and is unhelpful to anyone who doesn’t already know a lot about transport. So, let’s quickly go over the jist:  Transport Minister Simeon Brown’s proposed new “Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits Rule 2024”, often called the Draft Speed Rule, wants to do the following things, which will make streets more dangerous, increase congestion, and increase emissions. Increase the speed limits for most types of roads, Forbid local road auth ..read more
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A tribute to Judy Donovan and the Pukekohe 5 Summits Trail
Bike Auckland
by Fiáin d'Leafy
3w ago
This blog recounts the history, successes, and predictions for the future of the Pukekohe 5 Summits Trail, drawing from the first-hand recollections and musings of Judy Donovan. With her permission, we blog-ified the information provided, with additional information and stories provided by Andrew from Franklin Trails. Judy Donovan went missing in the Pureora Forest on Saturday, 23 March, before we were able to complete this piece. She was a long-time close supporter of Bike Auckland, member of the Franklin Trails bike burb, and made amazing contributions towards enabling active transport for h ..read more
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Listen to Auckland’s children and keep safe speed limits
Bike Auckland
by Sue Cardwell
3w ago
“I hope we have more bike lanes and skate parks in our neighbourhood. And less speed around school so we can bike, scooter and skate to school.” Sanavi, 10, Kelston Primary School “They cannot drive, they cannot vote and they have the most to lose if we cannot come up with greener transport solutions.” “The bicycle as ‘constructive hope’: Children, climate and active transport” by the University of Auckland’s Dr Kirsty Wild and Professor Alistair Woodward’ Here’s our challenge – the choices we make for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland are not for us. They’re for future generations – the Aucklanders ..read more
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Government to scrap safer speeds
Bike Auckland
by Sue Cardwell
1M ago
Transport Minister Simeon Brown has announced that safer speeds, including those around schools, will be reversed.  Instead, the bubble of safety is shrinking dramatically in both size and duration. New rules will see a tiny 150 metre radius around the school gate protected with 30 km/hr speeds between 8.00-9.30am and 2.30-4.00pm. This is despite Auckland Transport figures showing that 85% of deaths and serious injuries around schools occur outside of the times when the variable limits are in place. The picture is even more frightening for rural kids, where allowed speeds will be 60 km/hr ..read more
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Carrington Road Improvements: feedback by 23rd June
Bike Auckland
by Bike Auckland
1M ago
TL;DR (the short version) Auckland Transport plans to build protected bike lanes on Carrington Road (good), but will lower the Northwestern path crossing back to how it was pre-2019 (not good).  We need you to show your support for keeping the crossing raised – and bringing all the other proposed changes up to scratch.  Find out more here and drop a pin on the feedback map by Sunday 23rd June. What is this project? Carrington Road is the key connection between Pt Chevalier and Mt Albert, and over the next few years will have 4,000 new homes added to the Carrington Residential De ..read more
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Cross Post: Raised crossings, hearing the voice of vulnerable pedestrians
Bike Auckland
by Bike Auckland
1M ago
This is a cross post of a piece written by Vivian Naylor for Greater Auckland. The original post can be accessed here. Vivian is the Barrier Free Advisor and Educator at CCS Disability Action, Northern Region, the largest disability support and advocacy organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand. She also advises on Auckland Transport’s Public Transport and Capital Projects Accessibility Groups. Vivian has been advocating and working to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities for over four decades, and recently received a King’s Birthday Honour (MNZM) for her work. Below, she ..read more
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RLTP 2024: Have Your Say guide
Bike Auckland
by Bike Auckland
1M ago
The draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is out, and the Have Your Say-ing has begun. The last day for submissions is Monday, 17 June. Although they talk a great talk about safety and providing for transport choice, their allocation for walking and cycling combined is only 1% of the transport budget. This is far short of the 20% recommended by the UN for the environment. We encourage you to tell Auckland Transport to put their money where their mouth is – to invest more towards walking and cycling in order to, quoting the Transport Emissions Reduction ..read more
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Project Watch: Way Out West 2024
Bike Auckland
by Bike Auckland
1M ago
This time, Project Watch goes west, following on from our recent updates about good news for cycling infrastructure in the Central City and the Isthmus. Carrington Road upgrade – consultation open now This is marginally “west” but we’re including it here as the consultation has just gone live, and is open until Sunday 23 June. It includes a pin-drop map to add your comments, so get amongst it. The good news in brief: protected cycleways the length of Carrington Road!  And one big thing to push back on: the Northwestern shared path crossing needs to stay as a raised crossing, whether ..read more
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