Peak Oil to Drive Changes in Dunedin including biking

Bikes are considered an important part of the solution.  Here was me thinking no one in officialdom cares about peak oil.  The story was carried on the National Programme today (just before 9am news) where the new Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull, said basically get on your bike, weather is not a problem for cycling (all weather is good for cycling), as he had personally cycled to and from school in Invercargill.  (like Simon told me he did too, I think he even said he hid behind lamp posts to escape driving hail and sleet).

Charges laid after Otago cycle incident

Police have charged a 41-year-old Outram woman with unlawfully taking a bicycle, dangerous driving, and assault with a weapon after an altercation with two cyclists at the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Darryl Lennane, of Mosgiel, said the woman was charged yesterday and would appear in the Dunedin District Court on Friday.

Police were still seeking one other person - the woman's 17-year-old daughter - in relation to the incident, and it was likely she would also be charged.