Let Simeon Brown know that what Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland needs is safe connections for all transport modes: walking, cycling and wheeling included!
On Friday 9 of February in a speech to the Committee for Auckland, Transport Minister Simeon Brown declared that National will not continue work on an active modes option for crossing the Waitematā Harbour.
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More info about this campaign here: https://www.liberatethelane.nz/
To: Waka Kotahi
Liberate The Lane for walking, cycling, and wheeling on the Auckland Harbour Bridge!
We request Waka Kotahi to liberate a lane on the Auckland Harbour Bridge as a three-month trial over summer for walking, cycling, and wheeling.
Why is this important?
We ask Waka Kotahi to hear our dismay that years of promises about a Skypath have come to nothing at all.
We ask Waka Kotahi to understand that it would be irresponsible to wait even longer, when we can use the available space to give fast access for climate friendly transport now.
We ask Waka Kotahi to give us the chance to walk, cycle, and wheel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and show what is possible.
We ask Waka Kotahi to understand that cross harbour ferry services are swamped at peak hours with bikes and e-scooters, and are not suitable to cope with future demand as micro-mobility continues to grow.
We ask Waka Kotahi to look across the city and recognise how many Aucklanders are turning to bikes as the better, healthier, more responsible transport option - and how many more would if they had a safe connection across Te Waitematā.
We ask Waka Kotahi to look upon the map of existing and planned cycling routes that will soon connect the region, and consider how critical a link the Harbour Bridge is to unlocking our emission and modeshift targets.
We ask Waka Kotahi to recognise that delivering this critical link is a matter of urgency, due to climate catastrophe. It’s time to give Aucklanders more choice for affordable and climate friendly transport.
We ask Waka Kotahi to see the shape of the future and open the Bridge for a Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for everyone.