Luckily, Auckland Transport have cycle counters set up to do just that. Here are the official cycle count numbers from AT. They tend to go up year-on-year.
And here's Transportblog's summation on the cycle count from January.
Perhaps the most interesting is that there was a large spike in usage of Grafton Gully (+29.9%) and Beach Rd (+23.5%).
The one where the lady knocked me off by not stopping at the stop sign at intersection?
Just don’t expect a particualry positive reception [...]
The policewoman at the station was an absolute pro and lovely to deal with when I reported the crash.
[...] you’re prepared to push hard for it against institutional apathy.
But! Later on, they only slapped her with a $50 fine because "she stopped to offer you assistance". 😓
I hope to never be in a crash again but I will be engaging full Hulk mode.
Bike Auckland has collated a few map resources here.
If you're coming off the North Western, it's not too much of a detour to use Light Path to get to Albert St. Give it a go and see how you feel.
Attached is a very rough sketch of the route.
I don't have a cruiser but did swap out my flat bars for cruiser-style bars which is what enables me to continue climbing Auckland's hills at 37 weeks. :-)
FWIW, I don't get any more care and courtesy on the roads cycling with a puku nui.
I've never had such a big grin on my face on this Nelson St bike hoon since the great Harbour Bridge civil disobedience crossing in 2009(?).
Nah, I like just dumping a bag of shopping or whatever into the basket instead of faffing about trying to find stuff in panniers. Those reusable supermarket bags fit into the basket to a T.
I might be completely wrong on the physics but it also feels more stable due to the centering of the weight of the cargo (albeit higher up).
I'm not a fan of these or any ones that require me to lift up my quaxing bike (and Auckland Council has used them before for Bike Breakfasts) but agree that they can be a quick win and convenient for temporary events.
Munich. This seems to be a more ad-hoc and unofficial parking but due generous space given to footpath in front of the underground metro, it seems like no big deal.
Note the amount of space allocated for cars (this is the home of BMW, Mercedes and VW) and yet you can still have a seperated cycleway.