Category Archive for: Bikeman

Bikeman interviews Wayne Anderson

While riding around Auckland on my bike taxi I get some meet some amazing people. Check out the lungs on the inimitable Wayne Anderson bikemanRiding through the streets of Auckland I see a lot of incredible, weird and broken things at the small end of the night. A lot of folk having the ride of…

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Auckland Bike taxis are a superior form of transport

I have never owned a car and while it’s a bit inconvenient I feel like my conscience is clearer environmentally and socially. The few times I have driven a car I am struck by how dangerous it is. Just last week I watched a man playing a game o his phone while waiting at a…

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Less Robots More People Please

A couple of years ago I was riding around Auckland City managing a team of rickshaw riders for Heart Of The City. We had a new guy, that I will call Karl, that was still learning the ropes and consequentially was making some easily avoided mistakes. It was late at night around 1am on a…

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What is the value of cycling?

There is something magical that happens when you ride a bicycle. The feeling of freedom it evokes harks back to the undaun ted rambling of childhood. Perhaps it is the sheer pleasure of acceleration or the imminent danger of the cars and the unforgiving concrete rushing by that keeps me returning to the saddle. Robert…

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Auckland will have a car-free inner city

  Why is it that Auckland, with 1.4 million people doesn’t have a plaza or square where people gather as a community? Aotea Square is the incumbent but inadequate place-holder of the role however it’s sparse and impersonal size lends it’s use more to large-scale events rather than everyday socialising. WYNYARD QUARTER IS INADEQUATE The…

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