Connecting people to public transport in Glen Eden

Glen Eden Micro Mobility Hub

A micro-mobility hub trial in Glen Eden explores the park-and-ride model with a twist. Instead of local people driving their cars to the micro-mobility hub, it encourages users to take part in active travel, such as scooting or biking and then taking public transport to work. Traditional car-based park-and-ride facilities have proven extremely popular, but […]

Streets are for People: Councils empowered to reshape our streets

The best test of any neighbourhood is whether its makeup reflects the richness of culture of the wider society. Streets should be inviting for everybody to spend time, play and make journeys on foot, cycle or by public transport. Waka Kotahi recently announced regulatory changes which will make it easier for Councils across the motu […]

Voyaging to-and-from Henderson’s Rathgar Road

Our streets can be places for everybody to enjoy. Places we want to spend our time playing, walking, cycling, scooting, and connecting with one another. For our young people, part of the joy of being a kid is having the independence to explore local neighbourhoods and have the freedom to move around without adults, particularly […]

Charge into West Auckland thanks to Big Street Bikers’ Locky Docks

Glen Eden Micro Mobility Hub

No matter where we live, we all need to be able to move about freely in fun and healthy ways – get on a bike to your friend’s place, a sports practice, or a leisurely ride across town. A great city for everyone supports our health and wellbeing and allows us to choose the mode […]

The Tāmaki Makaurau Play Streets pilot 2021 – experiences & reflections

The Tāmaki Makaurau Community Play Streets Pilot 2021 was a partnership between community, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Healthy Families Waitākere, and Healthy Families South Auckland. Nine Play Streets were run across seven neighbourhoods in West and South Auckland, with over 200 children (from toddlers to rangatahi) and 100 adults participating. In this session, project leaders […]

‘Claiming the streets’ connects neighbours through play

Taking children’s play outside, keeping it local and enhancing community cohesion has proved a winning formula in West Auckland with Healthy Families Waitākere’s Play Streets initiative. From December 2020 to June 2021, seven West Auckland Play Streets were hosted across several suburbs including Kelston, Ranui, Avondale, Glen Eden and Massey. More than 300 local residents from […]

Council receives overwhelming support for Te Whau Pathway  

Over 350 submissions received, with 310 in support. That’s the level of response Auckland Council received during the submissions process for the Te Whau Pathway, a project linking the Manukau and Waitematā Harbour with a shared walk and cycleway along the coastline. In partnership with Auckland Council, Healthy Families Waitākere facilitated a community workshop series […]

Te Whau coastal walkway – opening a pathway to a West Auckland taonga

A link between the Manukau and Waitematā harbour is a step closer, with Auckland Council requesting submissions for feedback on the proposed Te Whau pathway in West Auckland. When complete, the shared cycling and pedestrian path will run along 13km of the Whau River, from Green Bay Beach to Te Atatū Peninsula. The project will […]

Increasing community connectivity in Lincoln North

A community initiative in Lincoln North is gathering momentum to increase walking accessibility through local neighbourhoods. The initiative aims to enable community to move around with ease by increasing street connectivity and in turn, increase their levels of physical activity. Through a prior workshop, residents in Lincoln North highlighted the suburb as not conducive to […]