Great Harbour Way

Back Benches does cycling: Nov 24

Back Benches current affairs TV show - Cycling stories start half way through chapter 1:

Russell Tregonning on Great Harbour Way.
Stephen Franks, Rajen Prasad and Gareth Hughes on road behviour, helmets, and riding in France.
CAN's Alana Joe on share the road.
Peter Sheppard on driver training.

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Hundreds of cyclists join two mayors to launch Great Harbour Way

The Great Harbour Way will provide a cycleway and walkway to link Wellington and Lower Hutt, so it was logical that the newly-elected leaders of the two cities – Celia Wade-Brown of Wellington (right) and Ray Wallace of Lower Hutt (centre) – took part in this morning’s mayoral ride.

Several hundred cyclists accepted the invitation from Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and gathered under the sails on Queens Wharf in readiness for the ride.

From sea to shining sea, DomPost feature 23 Oct 2010

When a small group of women devoted a few weekends to walking from Pencarrow to Red Rocks, the idea of the Great Harbour Way was born. With the concept included in the manifesto of the capital's new mayor seven years later, the vision is gaining momentum. Kiran Chug reports.

Around Wellington Harbour, more than 60 kilometres of coastline encompasses wild, windswept expanses, genteel suburbs, industrial areas and rocky headlands. For a small group of Wellingtonians, it represents boundless tourism and recreation opportunities.

24 October "Cycling for Safety and Sustainability"

Kia ora tatau

On 22 August, over 150 of you came out to support safer cycle lanes in Wellington and the 350 movement, promoting cycling as a low carbon form of transport. (photo attached)

Cycle Aware Wellington ( <>) is organizing another huge cycle ride bringing awareness to these two very important causes – and, of course, because cycling is fun, fast and free!

Cycling network, GHW in LTCCP

Wellington City Council's Strategy and Policy Committee last week considered its draft Long-Term Council Community Plan in light of community feedback and recent funding requests - agreeing on .... providing $250,000 in 2009/10 and $500,000 each year after that to help improve the city's cycle and walking network. Projects likely to benefit from this include the proposed Great Harbour Way, Porirua to Tawa streamside walkway, Middleton Road and routes from the South Coast to the central city.