24 September 2015
New faces at CAN
We are delighted to announce the CAN Committee has been strengthened with two new members, Christine Rigby and Jo Mackay.
As the Government and Councils step up their investment in cycling, we have much to do.
Introducing Christine Rigby
A Florida flamingo now nesting in Auckland after a trip through Asia, Christine has resumed her bike commuting and multi-moding around the city.
"I am amazed at the dichotomy of the booming bike infrastructure and the lack of happy faces out on the pavement here in the Big City. I would like for people to realize their own power to be happy, active, and valuable members of the biking community."
Her history is peppered with bike-powered projects, such as a Google-funded, bike-mounted, volunteer-powered air quality testing program, a redesign of the Alliance for Biking and Walking's resource library, and self-supported cycling tours across America. She currently works for a corporate bikemonger and says she needs more advocacy to redeem her soul.
Introducing Jo Mackay
Originally from Auckland and now based in Wellington, Jo has been a commuter cyclist forever and wants to spread the joy.
"After cycling for years to school and work in both Auckland and Wellington I want to help CAN to advocate for good quality cycling infrastructure. I want to see a lot more people enjoying the convenience and low cost of cycling around towns and cities. Cities with a lot of cycling are much more vibrant and friendly."
Jo has been involved in campaigns to save native forests and keep MMP. She has worked in local and central government, including a stint at the former Auckland Regional Council in transport communications. She is currently a project manager in a company working with the electricity sector.
Graeme Lindup and Will Andrews