Cycle Action’s aim is to make Auckland a great place to cycle. We’d like to see more Aucklanders choosing to cycle for transport and recreation.
We believe that cycling has an important part to play in the transport mix for Auckland. Cycling is fast for shorter trips – and two thirds of all car trips in NZ are less than 6 km long – as well as being cheap and energy efficient. It’s an effective way to combat congestion, pollution, and the huge health problems caused by physical inactivity, all at once.
What do we do?
Cycle Action is actively involved in advocating and consulting with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and NZTA for an improved cycling environment in Auckland. We also work to bring together internal departments in these organisations to ensure that cycling is considered in the work of those departments who might not have cycling at the top of their agenda, but can help by integrating it into their plans.
We encourage planners and engineers to consider and cater for the needs of cyclists in all roading and transport decisions. Cycle Action is regularly consulted by these bodies on cycling issues and is seen as a key stakeholder in roading, sustainable transport, health and other related areas.
We advocate with local and national Government to allocate adequate budgets to implement vital cycling infrastructure and create a climate of care on our roads.
Beyond dealing with “official” bodies, we have many links and cooperative projects with various private organisations and many individuals whose work or passion relates to cycling. This ranges from friends in the health and sporting sector to locality-based community organisations.