Cycling in Auckland is a key contributor to improving travel options and increasing reliability across the transport network. With a focus on liveability and sustainability, Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and the NZ Transport Agency are working together to create a future where anyone can feel comfortable riding a bike. It starts with building a network of safe cycle routes that create greater freedom of movement and better places.
Auckland is seeing increases in cyclist journeys and morning peak cycling counts, and cycling has become a transport mode of choice for an increasing number of people in Auckland, whether it’s to get to work, to school or to the local shops.
In response to this trend and to encourage more people to cycle, we have seen a focus on delivering key sections of the Auckland Cycle Network with new infrastructure and improved existing facilities.
The Urban Cycleways Fund has helped accelerate the programme and to deliver safe facilities.
The package provides a safer and more connected cycling network with a variety of routes that are largely separated from traffic and pedestrians, and provides links from the inner suburbs with the central city and provide more transport choice for Aucklanders.
The separated cycling routes offer an attractive and comfortable route, and encourage people to cycle to work, school, public transport hubs, and recreationally.
The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport have confirmed a 10-year investment programme for cycling in Auckland.
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