Archive for: Cycling

Should Cyclists Ride Through Stop Signs?

Should Cyclists Ride Through Stop Signs?

A fascinating debate has raged in Toronto in the last few days about cyclists and stop signs – an issue I have fiercely discussed by both cyclists and angry...

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Bike Across Harbour bridge

Bike Across Harbour bridge

Details have been announced today of the cycle race which will enable cyclists to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge and use the Northern busway on December 11. This...

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Questions Over $6m Velodrome

Questions Over $6m Velodrome

Waikato Regional Council will carry out further investigations before deciding to consult with the public over whether to put up $6 million to build a world-class...

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Police “Neglecting” Cyclists

Police “Neglecting” Cyclists

Information obtained by the Green Party under the Official Information Act showed that the Police have not kept any records relating to cyclists or cycle safety...

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Harbour Bridge Cycle Race Approved

Harbour Bridge Cycle Race Approved

Cyclists will be given a rare chance to ride on the clip-on lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge if they take part in a cycle-type marathon event in November. NZTA...

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Cycle lockers at Manurewa

Cycle Bike Cages On Way?

Are worthy improvements finally on their way for Auckland cyclists? Auckland Transport last week hosted a seminar on cycling which included a special guest, Harry...

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Commuter challenge competitors with the Mayor

PT Beats Cars To Work

Here’s the annual commuter contest up for lively debate. This year’s result: Buses are the quickest mode of transport for Auckland CBD workers, beating...

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Bridge Cycleway Toll Debate

Bridge Cycleway Toll Debate

How much should a toll on the Auckland Harbour Bridge be for cyclists or pedestrians? Or should there be a toll? The technical report has been delivered to NZTA...

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Napier Water Ride Next In Cycleway

Napier Water Ride Next In Cycleway

Napier’s new addition to the New Zealand Cycleway will be a 78k Water Ride. It will take in Napier’s Marina precinct, and then loops through a wetland estuary,...

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Auck To Get Bike Rental For RWC

Auck To Get Bike Rental For RWC

As tipped here recently, Auckland will get a trial bike rental scheme in time for the RWC 2011, with the plan for it to become more permanent and be extended to...

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How Bike Rental Should Be Done

How Bike Rental Should Be Done

Auckland Transport considered the plight of the struggling Next Bike rental scheme in its confidential session a few days before Christmas amid suggestions some...

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Cycling Marathon Wants To Use Bridge

Cycling Marathon Wants To Use Bridge

Cyclists may be able to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge for an Auckland Marathon-type event one Sunday morning in November of next year. The cycling event is planned...

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Govt Concern About Cycling Accidents

Govt Concern About Cycling Accidents

Good to see the government concern about the cycling tragedies. Transport minister Steven Joyce says the government will look to whether there are regulations that...

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How Tamaki Drive Cyclist Died

How Tamaki Drive Cyclist Died

UPDATES: Another cyclist has died. It’s the  woman critically injured after a group of cyclists she was riding with was struck by a car near Morrinsville...

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Making Cycling Safer

Making Cycling Safer

The Cycling Advocates Network is calling for urgent action following the deaths of three cyclists this weekend – two near Morrinsville, one near Palmerston...

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Cycling Tragedy

Cycling Tragedy

A 71 year old male cyclist is dead, and another is critically injured, after a vehicle has struck them on the Morrinsville-Walton Road, around 12 kilometres south...

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Frocks On Bikes Win Award

Frocks On Bikes Win Award

Frocks On Bikes, the nationwide movement promoting cycling in style for women, has taken out an award. It won the best cycle promotion in the ASB Cycle Friendly...

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Mouse vs Elephant

Mouse vs Elephant

Cyclists are vulnerable in bus lanes because they are “like a mouse travelling with an elephant.” That’s an apt description Barbara Cuthbert from...

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Bike Fix It Day

Bike Fix It Day

The owners of broken-down bikes are being urged to dust them off and bring them down to Shed 1 101 Halsey Street on Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour on Sunday. It’s...

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Where’s Cycle ‘n’ Ride?

Where’s Cycle ‘n’ Ride?

Anyone else noticed how many bikes are popping up at train stations chained to whatever anyone can find? They seem to be growing in number -and there would be more...

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It’s World Car Free Day

It’s World Car Free Day

I was thrilled to see a sign inside a bus tonight that advertised tomorrow’s world car free day. Maybe I have missed something but I haven’t heard much...

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Wellington CBD Slows Down

Wellington CBD Slows Down

Memo Auckland transport authorities: We need more speed restrictions in the Auckland CBD. Good on a Wellngton council committee for deciding to introduce more speed...

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Cyclists Hobsonville Change

Cyclists Hobsonville Change

Cyclists using Hobsonville Road and the Upper Harbour Bridge will notice changes to their daily route from Friday, as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s SH18 Hobsonville...

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Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trail Boost

Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trail Boost

The national cycle trail project moved forward in another area today with the signing of a contract for the new Hawke’s Bay Landscapes Trail at an event attended...

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Council Decision On Nextbike

Council Decision On Nextbike

Paris scheme Auckland City Council’s transport committee held its promised discussion today about what to do about the Nextbike commercial bike rental scheme. While...

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