Submissions

CAN regularly provides submissions to central government agencies on relevant legislation and policy proposals. Copies of these submissions are available below for downloading. Many of CAN's local groups also make submissions on local projects and strategies, as well as national consultation documents. If you think there is a public consultation document/issue that CAN should make a submission on, let us know!

Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: Petition of Joanne Clendon to allow cycling on footpaths

Transport & Industrial Relations Committee: Petition of Joanne Clendon to allow cycling on footpaths.
Cycle Aware Wellington submission

Cycle Aware Wellington is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving conditions
for existing cyclists and encouraging more people to bike more often. We advocate for cyclists
who use their bikes for recreation and transport. Since 1994, we have worked constructively
with local and central government, NZTA, businesses, and the community on a wide variety of

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Submission to Parliament regarding Petition of Jo Clendon to Allow Cycling on Footpaths

To the Parliamentary Committee-

Cycle Advocates Network (CAN) is the national umbrella organisation for all cyclists with an emphasis on advocating for everyday utility and commuting cycling, as well as cycle tourism. The vision of CAN is “more people on bikes more often”.  

 

Dear Transport and Industrial Relations Committee,

CAN welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Petition of Jo Clendon which calls for younger cyclists to be permitted by law to use footpaths.

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Submission regarding Vehicle Dimensions and Masses Yellow Paper

HV passing cyclist

 

Re: Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rules 2002 Yellow Paper 

 

Cycle Advocates Network (CAN) is the national umbrella organisation for all cyclists with an emphasis on advocating for everyday utility and commuting cycling, as well as cycle tourism. The vision of CAN is “more people on bikes more often”.  


Dear Sir/Madam,

CAN welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Yellow Paper which sets out changes to Vehicle Dimension and Mass Rules.  

CAN acknowledges the importance of the road transport industry both as a direct and indirect employer and as a facilitator of New Zealand’s economic prosperity.

 

The proposed changes if implemented would affect cyclists in two ways-

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Eastern Suburbs Cycleways 2016

Oral submission Eastern Suburbs Cycleways

Introduction

First of all CAW want to congratulate the Council on its commitment and effort in consulting
the community on Eastern Suburbs Cycleways.
For this oral submission we want to focus on general considerations for making suburbs
more friendly and safe for people to cycle. We won't go into the detail of our written
submission.

What we want to advocate for the Eastern Suburbs and other suburbs is

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NZTA: draft Specification for Traffic Signals (October 2015)

"The Signal New Zealand User Group (SNUG) and the NZ Transport Agency has developed these guidelines to assist traffic signal asset owners, design consultants and suppliers capture the maximum benefits from the newer technologies available, and to provide a best practice guideline."

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Submission to Climate Change consultation for Ministry for Environment

Submission to Ministry for the Environment regarding climate change target

CAN is deeply concerned about climate change.  

CAN strongly supports evidence-based decision-making, and the evidence available strongly supports robust action.

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Wellington City Council Draft Waterfront Development Plan 2015 – Cycle Aware Wellington submission

Key points of our submission

● We highly recommend that WCC builds segregated cycle lanes on the waterfront Quays

(Waterloo/Customhouse/Jervois Quay)

● Segregated cycle lanes on the Quays fit very well in with WCC’s aims as listed in

‘measurement of performance’.

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