Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly

A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger

A new study has found that cities need to make big infrastructural changes, rather than small ones, in order to become more bike friendly. As this article from Fast Company explains, small increases in bicycle usage lead to more accidents, which in turn makes others afraid to make the switch from driving to riding. However, the study found that heavy investment in cycling infrastructure brings an economic benefit to in the long run, largely thanks to savings from reduced healthcare costs. To learn about the long-term benefits of big biking investments, click here.

Clayton Park School Hall and Administration / Stephenson&Turner

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Architects: Stephenson&Turner
Location: Manukau, Auckland,
Client: Ministry of Education
Area: 860.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul McCredie

Mildred & Co / Jose Gutierrez

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Architects: Jose Gutierrez
Location: ,
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jeremy Toth

Te Kaitaka – The Cloak / Fearon Hay Architects

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Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: Auckland Airport (AKL), Ray Emery Dr, Auckland,
Architects In Charge: Tim Hay, Jeff Fearon, Doug Weir, Matt Roberts
Area: 180 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simon Wilson

Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney

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Architects: Warren and Mahoney
Location: Nicholls Lane, Parnell, ,
Design Architect: Shannon Joe
Project Architect: Paul Morrison
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Marine Parade / Dorrington Atcheson Architect

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Architects: Dorrington Atcheson Architect
Location: Herne Bay, , New Zealand
Area: 404 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

Easterbrook House / Dorrington Atcheson Architects

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Architects: Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Location: Titirangi, Auckland,
Area: 176 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

Auckland Zoo / Monk Mackenzie + Glamuzina Patterson

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Architects: Monk Mackenzie, Glamuzina Patterson
Location: Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Design Team: Hamish Monk, Aaron Paterson, Dominic Glamuzina, Miguel Machado
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mark Smith, Jonny Davis

Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects

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Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: ,
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jackie Meiring

Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Location: Westmere, , New Zealand
Area: 177 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19

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Architects: Strachan Group Architects +
Location: Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jackie Meiring

Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia

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Architects: FJMT + Archimedia
Location: ,
Area: 121 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings, Patrick Reynolds

Bassett Road / BOX Living

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Architects: BOX Living
Location: , New Zealand
Team:
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax

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Architects:
Location: Auckland,
Project Principal: James Grose
Project Director: Brian Clohessy
Project Architect: Chris Boss
Project Team: Matt Middleton,Adam Mosses,Katie Newall , Tom White, Yi-Jan Lien, Jemma Cook, Mordechai Toor, William McNaughton, Carol-Ann Pickvance,Olivia Giangrasso, Kait Zegers, Zoe Michalski, Ben Doherty, Meg O’Hara, Barry Dineen, Barbara Vourakis
Project Team Interiors: Vishwa Kaushal,Helen Lee, Tijana Papandrea, Angie Andrijic, Ulrike Baeuerle, Alice Penna, Josephine Meldgaard
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Winsomere Cres / Dorrington Architects & Associates

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Architects: Dorrington Architects & Associates
Location: Westmere, ,
Builder: Precision Projects
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

Okura House / Bossley Architects

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Architects: Bossley Architects
Location: Long Bay, , New Zealand
Architect In Charge: Pete Bossley, Eva Nash
Project Manager: Frontline Projects, Jarrett Howe
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ewen Cafe

Point Resolution Bridge / Warren & Mahoney

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Architects: Warren & Mahoney
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Dean Mackenzie, Simon Dodd, Sebastian Hamilton, Chris Brown
Artist: Henriata Nicholas
Photographs: Courtesy of Warren & Mahoney

Glendowie House / Bossley Architects

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Architects: Bossley Architects
Location: Glendowie, , New Zealand
Architect In Charge: Pete Bossley, Andrea Bell, Don McKenzie, Karen Ngan Kee
Main Contractor: Timbertech Construction
Structural Engineer: Brown and Thomson
Year: 2007
Photographs: Simon Devitt