Cycling is currently overlooked and undervalued. The status quo need to change in order to encourage mainstream cycling in Auckland and take advantage of the transformational benefits it offers.
Cycling in Auckland is in favour of:
- Setting a formal target of 5% of trips in Auckland to be by bicycle within 5 years
- Encouraging normalised utility cycling via aspirationally focused campaigns
- Creating equality in infrastructure provision, decision making andÂ resourcing for all street users
- Rapidly developing an extensive network of physically separated cycle paths
- Legalising slow pedestrian priority pavement cycling where insufficient* cycling infrastructure exists
- Reclassifying bicycles as non-vehicular, and reform intersection laws to favour vulnerable road users
- Deregulating helmet requirements for adults on bicycles
- Establishing a public cycle share service
*Insufficient cycle infrastructure is defined as infrastructure that does not provide both statistical and subjective safety for people of all ages to ride from A to B.