Jan 23 2018

New bike pod helps showcase what’s planned for Auckland’s city centre and waterfront

A futuristic-looking bike pod will be taking to the streets in the city this summer to help spread the word about new infrastructure and public space projects planned for Auckland’s city centre.

The projects are intended to build upon the recent revitalisation of the downtown waterfront and new cycleways and shared spaces in the city, to take the city centre into the future at a time when it is sustaining phenomenal growth and is about to host the 36th America’s Cup and APEC forum.

The new works include new public open spaces and improved access to the harbour edge, significant enhancements to Victoria and Wellesley Streets, a new layout to the ferry basin, upgrades to Quay Street and new infrastructure for visiting cruise ships.

To build awareness about what’s planned a solar and pedal powered bike pod will be dropping in on key events from Anniversary Weekend at venues such as Silo Park, Myers Park and Viaduct Basin and will also be located at peak commuter times outside the downtown ferry building.

Designers, planners and engineers from Auckland Council will be on hand to share details about the projects and if you play your cards right you might be able to get a ride in the info-bike too!

For more information visit: alkintothefuture.co.nz