The time to Liberate the lane for walking, cycling, and wheeling is now. Help us bring our vision to the people.
It’s 2024, and the Auckland Harbour Bridge is finally open to all modes of everyday transport.
Using a dedicated lane protected from motor traffic, people can now freely walk, scoot, cycle and roll across the Waitematā – saving time and money, and breathing in the stunning view across the water.
Everyone can travel across the Bridge in the way that they wish to.
This is the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland we dream of.
We have been promised a fully walkable and bikeable harbour crossing since even before the Harbour Bridge was built! Though several ideas have been discussed, planned, and cancelled, we still do not have a way to get across Te Waitematā.
Our solution? To Liberate the Lane! We can give people more transport freedom by reallocating 1 of the 8 lanes on the Harbour Bridge to walking, cycling and wheeling.
With your help, we can share our vision of a joyous, inclusive, climate friendly supercity to thousands more people; building awareness, and increasing public pressure to bridge this glaring gap in the heart of our transport system. By sharing inspiring imagery on buses, we can directly reach the communities this is most relevant to: the North Shore, the CBD, and of course anyone who uses the Harbour Bridge.
Together we will urge Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) that they can - and should - provide access for walking, cycling, and wheeling across the Bridge now.
Give a little and support our mahi to Liberate the Lane: for equity, for health, and for te taiao.
Our crowdfunder is part of the Generosity Generator, a 12 day nationwide crowdfunding event, featuring 37 other small charities from across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Thank you for your support to help Liberate the Lane 22 February 2024
Kia ora awesome people!
Thank you once again for your generous donations to our Liberate the Lane campaign. Over $15,000 was raised towards sharing the vision for a joyous, inclusive, climate-friendly supercity to thousands more people. It's already making an impact - buses which cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge every single day are sharing the message until mid March 2024!
If you see these Liberate the Lane buses in action we would love to see your photos! Please take a snap for social media and tag @bikeakl !
Since 1998, Bike Auckland has making it easier for people to get from A to B by bike! Here are a few special wins in recent years:
Tāmaki Drive: with our advocacy and the power of the bike community, the design became a consistent, separated cycleway with a footpath alongside!
Inclusive Cycling Campaign: Disabled people do cycle, and a bike can be a mobility aid for some. Over 2023 we reduced barriers to cycling for people who require different kinds of bikes. We continue to advocate for accessibility improvements!
There are heaps of opportunities to make it easier for Tāmaki Makaurau to get moving - on all kinds of bikes - and we’ll be pushing for so much more.
For Liberate the Lane, we continue to advocate for people to freely walk, scoot, cycle and roll across te Waitematā – saving time and money, and breathing in the stunning view across the water!
If you would like to help, find out more here: https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/join-the-movement