Staff cycling helps keep University on a more sustainable road

Staff have again been given opportunities to have a go on e-bikes.

University of Auckland staff members enjoy e-biking on Te Ara I Whiti cycleway with guide Julian Hulls (right) from Nextbike, and e-bikes supplied by Mercury Energy

Places filled up quickly for four hour-long riding sessions, including the CBD’s pink ‘lightpath’, Te Ara I Whiti.

Keeping those cyclists active throughout the year is also important, so improving the cycling facilities in and around the campuses is an important part of the overall strategy of sustainability at the University of Auckland. Tim Sinclair, Manager Space and Property from Property Services, says the newly opened bike cage by Old Government House is a great example of new infrastructure for cyclists.

The OGH bike cage opened mid-2018 and is a hidden treasure! It is located between Old Government House and the Thomas building and is a great covered parking option for bikes.

Tim Sinclair University of Auckland Manager of Space and Property

The cage was created by converting an existing carport and now provides 64 cycle spaces in a card-controlled cage, with CCTV and security lighting.

Tim says, “If you work in or around the 100 sector and are interested, complete a Bike shed access card request to get the access permission loaded on your card (tick City Campus).  If you already have access to the Recreation Centre cage, you will automatically have access to the OGH cage".

There’s still time to participate in the Bike Challenge. Go to the Bike Challenge website and register as a member of the University. Then help us clock up the kilometres by logging any rides you take between now and the end of February.

The University hopes that more and more people choose biking as their preferred mode of transport and a sustainable way of life.