You'll probably have seen in the news the damage done to the Auckland Harbour Bridge in freak winds last week. It led to reduced lanes and commuter chaos but we saw real leadership by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi in creating a temporary bus lane linking the city centre to the Harbour Bridge. It reduces congestion by making buses faster, accessible and more reliable. We think this could be the beginning of an array of permanent low-carbon, transformative solutions to ease congestion and we are excited to see what else Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport implement in the future to encourage walking, cycling and busing across Hauraki.
To show our support and thank them for their work we dropped by their offices this morning delivering a plant and a handwritten letter. Read below to see what we said!
Future project funding is being decided NOW - share your feedback on Auckland Council's Emergency Budget
Future project funding is being decided NOW in Tāmaki Makaurau! 💰 Share your feedback with Auckland Council today on their Emergency Budget with our quick submit form ❤️ Submissions close Friday 19th June! 👍 Read below to use our form!Read more
In 2015 all of you helped us get 11,500 submissions on the Skypath! Now, we need everyone to champion safe walking and cycling link on the Northern Pathway by submitting this Sunday, 14 June.
It is wonderful that Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is listening and aiming to see this Pathway as more than just a commuter link, but as a community resource. We emphasize that the Pathway’s success lies in its connectivity. The Pathway should be viewed as a tree trunk, which will only thrive if it has many branches.
Pushing for safe, connected & future-proofed walking & cycling links like this one makes for an awesome Tāmaki Makaurau. You can submit on the second round of consultation on the Pathway here, but we have produced a quick submit form here but if you want to see the full detail of our submission points read more below!Read more
This pandemic has seen an overwhelming number of cyclists and pedestrians on our streets and in our parks. It is reported that Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have seen an increase of 91% on their cycling counters.
Auckland is one of the few areas in Aotearoa New Zealand that has taken decisive action and installed temporary cycle lanes and walkways during the lockdown. They are following the actions of cities around the world like Oakland, Paris, and Bogotá.
Read more to voice your feedback and show your support!Read more
We hope you are doing well, in these strange times and that you and your whānau are staying safe.
For those with more time on their hands, we wanted to give an update and mention a few productive things we can do from the safety of our bubbles to keep pushing for a climate-resilient Tāmaki Makaurau. Being stuck at home need not stop us from having our say! Read more about how you can submit on the Northern Pathway and Lake Rd cycleways.Read more