Interactive Online Auck Cycle Maps


A series of online, interactive Auckland cycle maps have been launched today.

ARTA has teamed up with Google, the Ministry of Transport and the wider cycling community to create the maps that chart Auckland’s cycling facilities and infrastructure.

The cool thing is that’s interactive - and cyclists can input  to keep the information on these maps relevant and up-to-date.

ARTA’s Peter Clark says the paper-based maps have been enormously successful but as everything changes they can quickly become out-dated. The online maps allow cyclists to input information directly onto the maps through MAXX , therefore helping to keep the details current and accurate for all.

The cycle maps also provide valuable safety information regarding areas where there have been recent cycle and motor vehicle incidents.

You can access Auckland Google cycle maps on your mobile

Mr Clark says the maps give people the tools to plan the best way to get where they want to go by bicycle.

“For example, if you’re a relatively inexperienced cyclists you may wish to avoid a particularly busy junction or you may want to plan to stop at a café with secure cycle parking facilities if you’re on a leisure ride.”

The information on the online maps has been transferred and updated from ARTA’s comprehensive set of five regional cycle maps that were launched in December 2008.

Auckland Google cycle maps




  1. ingolfson says:

    It’s rather hard to take an online map with you on the road, so the paper maps will remain useful, and need to continue to be updated.

    And why does the “West” map show an SH18 cycleway between Waitakere and North Shore as a future project when that one got canned? May need to check out that input map…

  2. Su Yin Khoo says:

    I heart Google Maps and this is a top job by MAXX and CAA! I started to emulate the Central map last year but kinda gave up because it was so boring to do.

    I do hope that they would also map out the routes of where cycle lanes are as per the paper maps. It took me so long to figure out how to get to the NW Cycleway in Pt Chev—mainly by zooming in at the satellite image setting.

    Something like this Ride The City app would be invaluable.

    @ingolson: Online maps are immensely useful on 3G enabled mobile phones with GPS, ie Android phones, Blackberrys, iPhones. Until the batteries die, that is.

  3. joust says:

    I suppose you could print one out if you wanted to take it with you. I believe you can order the hard copy maps from ARTA’s website.


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