Good news - Government invests a record $390m in cycling and walking
I want to share some welcome news with you – the Government has announced a record $390 million will be invested into cycling and walking projects over the next three years.
That's a 33 percent increase. It includes Skypath and Seapath. Sixty-two years after the Auckland Harbour Bridge was built, we will have a direct cycling route from the North Shore to Auckland's CBD. Full credit to Bevan Woodward and his team for their relentless advocacy.
And there's much more to come. On Friday, transport minister Phil Twyford announced details of new cycling projects around New Zealand. This includes bike lanes and trails in Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago, and more projects in Auckland.
Making cycling safe and attractive is hugely important to New Zealanders.
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We believe that everyone deserves the benefits of biking. Every New Zealander should be able to enjoy the fun and convenience of riding a bike, whether you are aged 8 or 80.
Our campaigns for more bike lanes is a huge win for us, but we have more to do.
It’s taken us a lot of effort over 20 years to get to this point. We had to win the support of the previous and current governments. Job done. But we're ambitious for more wins.
This week we will push for progress on safer roads, as part of the Government's review of its road safety strategy. CAN is on stakeholder groups focused on speed, infrastructure and road user behaviour. Please share your thoughts with me, or join the discussion on CAN's facebook group and Twitter feed.
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Together, let's make cycling safe and attractive.
Patrick Morgan, CAN Project Manager, email@example.com Twitter: #givemeroom