Go By Bike Day 2010

Wellington sunrise:700 riders celebrate Go By Bike Day, 17 February 2010.
Speakers included

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Transport.
Cr Paul Bruce, Greater Wellington Regional Council
Amy England, BikeWise
Isabella Cawthron, Frocks On Bikes
Kevin Hague, MP
, Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Cr Celia Wade-Brown, Wellington City Council.
Illona Keenan, Chair, Cycle Aware Wellington
Jan Logie
, Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Thanks to volunteers and sponsors.
BikeWise: prizes, food vouchers (milk, bagels, spreads, compostable items like cups and bowls)
Hubbard's Cereal
Commonsense Organics: 7 crates of apples (approx 700)
People's Coffee: 9 kilos coffee + sugar, cups, some gear (plungers, etc)
Greater Wellington Regional Council: cash and prizes
CAW: cash and innumerable hours of volunteer time
Wellington City Council: in-kind PA system and a techie to run it
Bike shops:
Penny Farthing Cycles
Capital Cycles
J'ville Cycles
On Yer Bike
Burkes Cycles

And over on TVNZ, Tamati gets Bike Wise at Auckland's Viaduct Basin.
- Mayor John Banks announces $450,000 upgrade of Tamaki Drive.
- Tamati meets the Handlebra Easy Riders
- Biker wins bike vs car vs bus commuter challenge.

NZTA news release: Kiwis urged to Go By Bike