ON THE MOVE

How do you get to work?

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NAME Emma Mcinnes GO­ING FROM Mt Eden to cen­tral city MODE OF TRANS­PORT I cy­cle, and when I feel like read­ing I take the bus. WHERE ARE YOU GO­ING? I cy­cle from my home in Mount Eden to work in the morn­ing on O’con­nell Street. ——— How did you get into cy­cling? I learned to cy­cle in hay pad­docks in North­land, but my fam­ily lived so far from town it wasn’t even pos­si­ble to cy­cle to school or to bike to my friends, so I put away my bike un­til I moved to Auck­land. Since I’ve been liv­ing here I’ve taken it up again, mostly be­cause it’s a small thing I can do to be kind to the en­vi­ron­ment. I haven’t owned a car in the six years I’ve lived here. ——— Tell us about your bike. The one pic­tured is an old BSA three-speed, but now I use a Li­nus Scout. The Li­nus has seven speeds and a Lekkie elec­tric bat­tery. It’s a dream. ——— Why do you use a bike? It can be a very pleas­ant way to get around – the best times I’ve had in Auck­land have been spent on a bike. I love that I can eas­ily pop up to Karanga­hape Road on the way home af­ter work, when it would be a strug­gle with any other mode. The city is much more ac­ces­si­ble when you’re not bound by a car. And I adore the Auck­land cy­cling com­mu­nity, who are the kind­est, clever­est folk who work so hard to fight for changes to our streets to make sure our city is one where ev­ery­one thrives. What other mode of trans­port has a com­mu­nity and move­ment of peo­ple be­hind it? ——— What do you do when it rains? I hop on a bus or put a rain jacket on if the rain is light. It’s re­ally not an is­sue. ———

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