1.5 million New Zealanders ride bikes, but less than 0.5 percent of the transport budget goes on cycling.
We are missing out on compelling benefits for the whole community:
- better health
- cheap transport
- less traffic congestion
- prosperous business
- safer streets
- cleaner air
We need protected cycle lanes on busy roads, safer speeds, and better training for drivers and those on bikes.
When more people cycle more often, we all win.
Sources: Ministry of Transport, CAN
Have your say on the draft GPS
From MoT: On 15 June the Minister of Transport, Hon Gerry Brownlee, released the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2015/16 to 2024/25 (the draft GPS 2015) for formal engagement.
The draft GPS 2015 sets out the priorities and funding levels for land transport. To achieve this, it outlines national land transport objectives and investment results, as well as the Government's investment strategy.
We consider that your organisation is likely to be interested in the content of the draft GPS. As such, we would like to draw your attention to this opportunity to provide formal feedback.
How to provide feedback
The period for formal engagement runs until 5pm, Monday 11 August 2014, after which a final GPS will be prepared for discussion by Cabinet.
The draft GPS, background information, and details of how to provide feedback, are on the Ministry of Transport's website - www.transport.govt.nz/gps
You can also provide feedback or raise any questions directly with our GPS project team.
If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a time to speak with the project team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.