Meet Carol Green – the brains behind ‘Bike Burbs’

Meet Carol Green - the brains behind 'Bike Burbs'Carol Green is a member of Bike Te Atatu and came up with the “Bike Burbs” concept for Open Streets 2015. She grew up in Cambridge in the UK, and now bikes around Auckland as if it were just as bike-friendly as that famous cycling city. We like her style!
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Rave on – Bike Rave #2, tonight’s the night!

Rave on - Bike Rave #2, tonight's the night!It may have gotten rained out last week, but it’s all on tonight, if the weather cooperates! The second ever Auckland bike rave – in which a river of lit-up bikes will pour along the Auckland waterfront in a sparkling musical mass of bikey goodness. The first bike rave was a blast, and already over a …
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The Ride to Wigan Pier – a story of kids, bikes, and beer

The Ride to Wigan Pier - a story of kids, bikes, and beerA guest post by Simon Vincent, of Auckland Transport and Bike Te Atatu. As it’s a crisp, clear morning I park my bike at the jetty alongside Henderson Creek in Tui Glen Reserve and look into the water and let my mind flow with the tide. That’s one of the joys of riding a bike …
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How to negotiate a signalised Delhi intersection (on a bike)

How to negotiate a signalised Delhi intersection (on a bike)Cycle Action committee member Richard Barter was travelling in Delhi recently, and filed this excellent report on his adventures on two wheels. Thanks, Richard! Note to readers: Do not try this at home! The writer takes no responsibility for copycat activities. The actions described below were by and large undertaken in full view of bored …
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Step up, University of Auckland – secure bike storage needed now!

Step up, University of Auckland - secure bike storage needed now!We’re seeing activism for bikes all over Auckland, and we’re loving it. Sadly the genesis of this story comes from a troubled place. Bike theft at the University of Auckland has reached outrageous levels… but the powers that be (in the form of the security service, UniSafe) are not showing much interest. Apparently CCTV for …
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Take a Two-Mile Tour or a Four-K Frolic – but above all, take a friend!

Take a Two-Mile Tour or a Four-K Frolic - but above all, take a friend!So many people are out there, hankering to hop on a bike! How many? Well, Auckland Transport’s own research reckons 60% of Aucklanders would ride if the roads were more welcoming. And who can forget what happened in 2013 when AA’s Directions magazine – the magazine for car drivers! – asked its readers if they’d give cycling …
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Cycle Action Waiheke, checking in

Cycle Action Waiheke, checking inWe love to hear what local bike groups are up to, and what they’re up against. Send us your news! Here’s a recent update on the view from “overseas” by the fabulous Tanya Batt from Cycle Action Waiheke. On Sunday April 12, ’Sola’ the orange electric bike and I headed across the sea to take part in Auckland’s ‘Open Streets’ …
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A Mother’s Day ramble, and a glimpse of the future

A Mother's Day ramble, and a glimpse of the futureThey say there are two kinds of people in the world: mothers, and their children. Frocks on Bikes will take any excuse for a social ride at a leisurely pace, and Mother’s Day provided the perfect excuse.  On Sunday morning, a lovely bunch of people – some of them mothers, all of them children, from Pt Chev …
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Bike Breakfasts in the Burbs

Bike Breakfasts in the BurbsThe monthly Bike Breakfasts in the city (organised by Cycle Action’s Kirsten Shouler) are an immensely valuable part of our network. Relaxed but regular, they’re an opportunity to get together and shoot the breeze, for those with an interest in how bikes fit into the city. We know not everyone can make it into town first thing in …
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An ode to mixing cycling with public transport

An ode to mixing cycling with public transportI’ve relied on my bike and public transport to get around Auckland without a car for about 6 years. Whizzing on my bike from my house on Mt Victoria to the ferry, waving to mates doing coffee on mainstreet cafes, is how I start most days. When I’m at our Waiheke place, my ride is …
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St Lukes intersection – navigating the current situation

St Lukes intersection - navigating the current situationA number of you have reported various difficulties moving through the St Lukes/ Great North Road area while the big intersection redesign is happening (including that unfortunate Not Very Good Thursday over Easter). We’ve been keeping an eye, visiting the site and talking with Ian Moffat, the St Lukes project manager, and Sarah Price from the SH16 …
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Be a Part of It! 10 Things To Love about New York’s 5 Boro Bike Tour

Be a Part of It! 10 Things To Love about New York’s 5 Boro Bike TourOn the first Sunday in May, our NYC correspondent Gemma Gracewood went for a springtime bike ride through the city… with 32,000 other people. Here’s her report, with fantastic photos. New York, New York: a city of islands, bridges, tunnels and five boroughs. What’s not to bike? The motorways, of course. But actually, for 38 years in …
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From shore to shining shore – Jonathan Kennett’s vision

From shore to shining shore - Jonathan Kennett's visionWhat a delight it was to have Jonathan Kennett in town last week – one of the legendary Kennett Brothers, who have done so much for cycling in New Zealand. We say “legendary”, because Jonathan and his brothers are a  powerhouse – they didn’t just help create many of the bike trails we all now take for granted, …
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Tiverton-Wolverton Alternative Cycle Route – your feedback needed

Tiverton-Wolverton Alternative Cycle Route - your feedback neededAuckland Transport is planning some improvements for cyclists and pedestrians at two key intersections in New Windsor. Both are on Mulgan St, which forms an alternative cycle route to the recently upgraded Tiverton/Wolverton arterial. Check out the details and maps below (thanks, AT) and give your feedback online any time until Monday 25 May 2015. What are the proposed changes? 1. Improvements …
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NW Cycleway – Detour at Te Atatu from 7 May

The cycleway underpass at Te Atatu is well under way, with works about to start on the eastern side. That means from May 7th until completion (expected in December) there’s a detour of the cycleway. The detour will be a separated, asphalted, fenced off section of the newly widened motorway, adjacent to Alwyn Ave. Cyclists …
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