Who we are

Bike Te Atatū is a group of volunteers trying to make Te Atatū a better place for walking and cycling. We do this by running some events (gentle rides, bike fix ups, get-togethers) and by getting involved with Auckland Transport and Auckland Council consultations.

Get involved

A community group is only as strong as the people in it. We are always on the lookout for other people to get involved with running things: organising events; liaising with local schools; filling in feedback for Auckland Transport; helping with the admin of the Facebook group… amongst other things. If you are keen to get more involved, send us an email or fill in our contact form.

We are part of a network of Bike Burb groups, loosely collected under the umbrella of Bike Auckland. Bike Auckland is the Auckland-wide organisation that is a voice for cyclists. They are mainly volunteers but some activity is funded by membership donations. Consider becoming a member if you can!

Futurementary

This (fictional) short film was made in 2014. It’s set sometime in the future, after Te Atatū was chosen in 2015 for a program of traffic calming and other interventions.

  • Sound – Craig O’Reilly
  • Camera – Laura Gamble
  • Music – James Risbey
  • Director – Jemma Nissen

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Attn Triangle Rd riders! AT are planning lights at Makora Rd. Supposed to be a safety project, will achieve for drivers - but a couple of “look for bikes” signs doesn’t really scream safety. Feedback closes Tues 19 May.
https://at.govt.nz/about-us/have-your-say/west-auckland-consultations/triangle-road-makora-road-massey-intersection-improvements/

Just did #BackyardBikeCount. 15 minutes to count all the ways people are moving on your street – any time during lockdown. Details and survey form available to print/copy from here: https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/the-big-backyard-bike-count-lets-do-this/ @BikeAKL @biketeatatu

The #BackyardBikeCount tallies are coming in...
1. So👏🏽Many👏🏽People👏🏽Biking👏🏽Locally!
2. Local bike % is way higher than the census commuter proportions (even w/o school in session!)
3. These journeys generally aren't counted. So let's make 'em count now! https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/the-big-backyard-bike-count-lets-do-this/

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Our meet-ups look a bit different this month. Join us Thursday 2 April for Bike Breakfast @ Home🏠☕️🚲

Invite your "bubble", invite pals in other places, and above all, invite your bikes! They'll love the company; we'll love the pics! https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/event/bike-breakfast-home/ #bikebreakfastathome

Official word is always the last word, and it's here ➡️ https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/current-covid-19-alert-level/

But this ⬇️is a good practical definition of "ride local", for those who aren't sure. Especially for new or rusty riders, or those exercising with littlies in a family bubble. https://twitter.com/_mharvey/status/1244143821702627329

Megan@_mharvey

@GreaterAKL @AklBikes I'm defining local as "could I push my bike home from here by myself?", in the spirit of not needing a bubble-popping rescue...

Our Bikes & Beers catch-ups won't be happening for a while. So for now, how about some #BikesAndBears?

You can join the great NZ Bear Hunt, whether you're at home or out* for some fresh air!🌞🐻🌈🚲

*stay in your "bubble", stay local, stay 2m from others https://www.facebook.com/events/894871860943093/

Decided to try @BikeAKL's mashup of Bikes&Beers with the #teddybearhunt - creating Bikes&Bears!
Had fun exploring some side roads in my 'hood I'd never been down.
It was really great to see the empty road being taken over by kids on bikes, but man that empty motorway was weird...

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Unfortunately we’ve cancelled our 2 upcoming events. 😔 We encourage you to keep riding your bikes, alone or with your household members. Let’s wave from a distance. The streets will be quiet, so let’s take advantage of that! Tag us into your tweets! 🧼🖐🤚🚲 #bikeAKL

Bikes and Beers Westside #6 - Avondale. Coming up tomorrow! See you there 🍻🚲✌️!

See the link for more deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/567662410496445/

CC @BikeAKL @biketeatatu @BikeAvondale

Join us on April 4 for #CausewayBirding by bike! Limited spaces, info and registration at https://biketeatatu.org.nz/bird-ride cc @BikeAKL

“We are likely heading for a record summer...” Not just for planetary temperatures, but for people using bikes to get around cities.

Of course, they’re connected. So the logical (and ethical) response to this public demand would be record investment, yep? https://www.greaterauckland.org.nz/2020/01/14/nov-19-ridership/

Lots of interesting info in here:
- $20-40 million for the pop-up busway
- Split station in Te Atatu
- NW buses will stay on the motorway all the way to the city on "potential bus priority lanes" https://twitter.com/GreaterAKL/status/1216419704396570626

Greater Auckland@GreaterAKL

Proposed Staging for the NW RTN https://www.greaterauckland.org.nz/2020/01/13/proposed-staging-for-the-nw-rtn/

Alert for the commute to Henderson. Works on the Twin streams pathway behind the "pack'n'save". You can get round it bit you have to walk your bike around the edge. Go slow. @BikeHenderson

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Royal Road and Lincoln Road are weak links in the Nor-western Cycleway extension to Westgate.

At yesterday's opening we had people in hi viz & traffic cones to help us negotiate these areas. And this morning a local shared these photos of cars in the bike lane on Royal Rd.

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