In the aftermath of a tragic crash that has left one cyclist critically
injured after a weekend collision between a car and group of
cyclists, Cycle Action Auckland members have expressed their sympathy
to those involved in the crash, and have discussed some of the issues arising from the event with television, radio and newspaper media.
Mark Bracey, Chair of Cycle Action Auckland sent out this message:
thoughts and best wishes go out to the cyclists and the families of the
victims of the accident on Tamaki Drive on Saturday'.
This is an all too familiar tale that many of us are acutely aware of. As
"the voice for cyclists" in Auckland, Cycle Action has been
weekend in ensuring that the people who choose to cycle are fairly represented.
Our concerns have been reported in stories in the Herald on Sunday (27
Sept), the NZ Herald (28 Sept), and in interviews with Barbara
Cuthbert on TV3 and Barbara Insull on TV1 (28 Sept), and in an
interview with Barbara Cuthbert and Auckland Mayor John Banks on
National Radio's Morning Report (28 Sept)
Links to these media reports are given below.
TVNZ Breakfast: Ensuring Safer Roads for Cyclists
with Barbara Insull (Secretary, Cycle Action Auckland)
TV3: Can Cyclists and Drivers Exist Harmoniously?
with Barbara Cuthbert (Deputy Chair Cycle Action Auckland) http://www.3news.co.nz/Can-cyclists-and-drivers-exist-harmoniously-/tabid/572/articleID/122980/cat/525/Default.aspx
Radio: Morning Report: ran two items:
Cycling Advocate Calls for Speed Limit on Tamaki Drive: interview
with Barbara Cuthbert and John Banks
Injured City Cyclist in Critical but Stable Condition
including comment from John Wilmer, BikeNZ
NZ Herald: Push to Lower Speed Limit After Crash
Herald on Sunday: Cyclist Critical After Tamaki Drive “Carnage” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10599817
Radio also interviewed Barbara Cuthbert on Monday morning.
of the public contributed opinions on the issues to radio and
newspaper forums, including
NZ Herald: What Can be Done to Make Cycling Safer?
8) Stuff.co.nz: Driver may be charged over cycle incident
28 SEPTEMBER – afternoon and evening
Auckland – A Cyclist's Nightmare.(Mon 28 Sept)Interview with
members of Pickled Peddlers group. . Also interview with Bicycle
Alex Unwin about conditions for cyclists in Sydney.
Radio: Afternoons Jim Mora: Interview with Glen Koorey (CAN
Co-Chair) http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/national/aft/2009/09/28/the_panel_part_1 (from ~13:15 onwards)
RadioLIVE Drive show with Maggie Barry: Interview with Barbara
Cuthbert (not sure if audio available)
12) Newstalk ZB: Larry Williams: Interview with Barbara Insull
find it at:
(look for #14688566)
Tuesday 29 September:
13) NZ Herald Editorial: Cyclists Know their Rights - and the Risks http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10600143
58 Pages of Comments on the Herald's Blog Page:
Wednesday 30 September
14) East & Bays Courier: Cyclists Badly Hurt in Collision. Barbara Cuthbert.