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Chainlinks is the magazine of the NZ Cycling Action Network (CAN), published three times a year. Its primary purpose is to serve New Zealand's cycling advocacy community and help promote CAN's aims. It also informs business, local and central government and the community about cycling advocacy news and issues.

Chainlinks is now a digital publication

From 2015, Chainlinks became an electronic publication. Earlier issues were printed and mailed to members.

The current issue is available here

Chainlinks Archive

Download back issues following this link. Also in 2013 we published some longer Chainlinks articles on the website, these are avalable here.


Currently there are about 1000 recipients including all financial members of CAN and a number of supporting organisations such as local government authorities and cycling industry organisations.

Fianancial CAN members can choose to receive Chainlinks in two ways:

  • As an electronic PDF file, emailed to you (typically 0.5-1.0 MB big)
  • As a link to the PDF file on our website, emailed to you.

If you want to receive more than one version, that's fine! Contact our secretary at or CAN, PO Box 25-424, Wellington 6146 to specify your method of delivery.


To contact Chainlinks Editor:, or Post CAN, PO Box 25-424, Wellington 6146.



CAN welcomes inquiries from individuals or organisations interested in purchasing advertisements in, or sponsoring complete issues of, Chainlinks.

Advertising should not be for goods or services that conflict with CAN's aims (see Editorial Policy). The Editor reserves the right to reject or request changes to any submitted advertising copy.

Advertising is limited to 15% of the magazine. Please contact Patrick Morgan to discuss the size, dimensions, colour, placement and timing of your advertisement.

Current Rates (exclusive of GST)

Size Price
Half page B+W $125
Half page colour $175
Full page B+W $175
Full page colour $275

Editorial Policy

CAN welcomes contributions to Chainlinks that are relevant to and broadly in line with CAN's aims (stated below for your information):

  • To increase public and official recognition of the benefits of (more) cycling.
  • To increase safety for cyclists by educating cyclists and other road users and by improving provision for cyclists in transport planning and engineering.
  • To promote the development of a cycling environment that is convenient, accessible, safe, comprehensive, connected, pleasant, and constructed to standards reflecting international best practice.
  • To develop cycle advocacy and cycle action. To encourage cycle tourism.
  • To promote the integration of cycle and transport planning with planning in areas like housing, land use, education, health and the environment.

Contributions may include articles, reviews, notices, news, photos or pictures, letters to the Editor, and anything else considered interesting to the CAN readership. Items obtained from elsewhere (i.e. non-original) must include adequate details of their source and copyright. Publication of any item is not an endorsement of the views presented.

Articles should generally focus on issues rather than personalities and should avoid discriminatory language.

Where appropriate and practicable, the right of reply will be given in the same issue or, failing that, in the following issue.

All contributors must provide adequate contact details and any relevant affiliations. Where there is potential ambiguity, contributors should indicate whether the material represents a personal or organisational opinion.

Electronic submission of material is preferred. The Editor reserves the right to decide whether to publish material, either in full or in condensed form. Written contributions should generally be no longer than 1 A4 page (1000 words), unless previously agreed with the Editor.

Every effort will be made to publish contributions in a timely manner. However, where space constraints dictate, the Editor may choose to publish submitted material in a later issue. Contributors should advise of any "publish by date" after which publication should not occur.

Any misrepresentation by Chainlinks or CAN, through genuine error and subsequently brought to the Editor's attention, will be corrected or retracted at the earliest opportunity.