Ash Holwell, Aaron Edwards (WDC Councillor), Robin Rawson (NRC?) and Paul Doherty attended the CAN Do in Auckland last weekend.
AWESOME hospitality thanks to the Cycle Action Auckland friends! I have NEVER eaten so well.
And a room full of people donating their time and energy so willingly to make Aotearoa New Zealand a better place to cycle - kia ora koutou!
There will be a summary to follow - but mainly "CONGRATULATIONS!!!" to Ash from WhareBike who is now on the CAN National committee - bringing light and life! Well done Ash!
Loved the logo from Bike Taupo - JFDI - based on a famous Nike motto!
Keynote speaker Jonathon Daly refered a lot to urban design philosopher, Richard Sennett, and his books about the loss of the "commons" in modern cities - and possibly our connection with things we make in general, and broadly what makes up our cities.
The humble bicycle is a powerful symbol in the work of restoring the commons due to its accessibility, human scale and speed. More people riding bikes more often...? Too bloody right! JFDI