CAN and BikeNZ present to Parliamentary Friends of Cycling

Glen Koorey, Deputy Chair of CAN, and Kieran Turner, Chief Executive of BikeNZ, gave a presentation on cycling safety and promotion to the "Parliamentary Friends of Cycling" on the evening of Tue March 23rd.

This invitation was from Kevin Hague, Green Party MP, who has initiated the "Parliamentary Friends..." as a new cross-party group of MPs interested in cycling issues. Their first get-together was held in November and this was their second meeting, held during the dinner break while Parliament was sitting.

Coroner Wants Fluoro Cycle Vests Made Compulsory

The New Zealand Transport Agency is to be asked to investigate making high-visibility vests and brightly coloured helmets compulsory for cyclists as a result of the death of a Dunedin man who was struck by a vehicle on State Highway 1 near Allanton last year.

Otago-Southland region coroner David Crerar will also recommend the agency investigate making the use of headlights compulsory at all times for vehicles on the open road, to make them as visible as possible to other road users.

RR380 "I Want To Ride My Bike"

Cycling as a travel option for school students has decreased significantly in the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, there is increasing evidence that the benefits of active transport, including cycling to school, are significant yet understated in transport planning. This suggests that there is a rationale for exploring how barriers to cycling to school might be overcome. The objective of this research was to identify the barriers to students cycling to school for six intermediate schools and recommend specific interventions for the schools, along with more general, national level recommendations.