September 2022

Reshaping Streets - have your say

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Reshaping Streets | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

What is Reshaping Streets?
The Minister of Transport is proposing a set of regulatory changes to make it easier for councils to make street changes that support public transport, active travel and placemaking. These proposals would enable local authorities to make street changes more efficiently and provide new ways for communities to be involved in changes that affect them.

Submissions close today. Please have your say using the CAN guide.

Vote Climate

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New Zealand’s local body elections are here. Regional and local councils are holding elections for new mayors and councillors. This is a real opportunity for us to get people elected that will take action on the climate.

The biggest action that councils can take is in how they organise and invest in public transport services, and infrastructure for cycling and walking. Done right, this will greatly reduce our towns’ and cities’ emissions. Let's Vote Climate. Find out about candiadtes at Policy.NZ.

World Car Free Day is coming up

World Car Free Day is this Thursday and we’re inviting you to join us and ditch the car and make a special effort to get around by bike on that day. Aotearoa Bicycle Challenge is working with Gen Less who are leading the charge with World Car Free Day here in Aotearoa. By going by bike this World Car Free Day you’ll be making Aotearoa New Zealand a leader in car-free and car-lite living!

Cycling Action Network (CAN) wants to hear from you on where we should put our efforts.

Public awareness of climate change is huge, and most people want the Government and Councils to make changes.

CAN concentrates on key issues at government and national level to help you get change locally. To do this they need your feedback on what you think is important nationally. Please take a minute to say what is important to you.

Please help Parents For Climate Action advocate for a better future

The purpose of this survey is to find out how parents* feel about climate change, and if they discuss it with their children. This will help Parents For Climate Action in developing resources to support parents. * includes grandparents, caregivers etc

New plan for an adventure path through the Manawatū Gorge

by Brent Barrett

Recreational riders (and adventurous commuters) are excited by the proposal for a closed stretch of state highway to be a shared adventure path through the Manawatū Gorge. While access is currently prohibited by Waka Kotahi, the route sees lots of informal use, with people on bikes and adventure walkers all enjoying the newfound solitude of the once busy and dangerous road.

Redesignation as a shared path is just one of 13 new recreation and active transport-oriented developments in the Te Apiti masterplan for the Manawatū Gorge area. Led by Horizons Regional Council Chair Rachel Keedwell; the planning involved iwi, Waka Kotahi, Dept of Conservation, three local authorities and adjoining land owners.

Once connected with a riverside shared path proposed from Palmerston North to the western mouth of the Gorge, locals and tourists will enjoy over 70 kilometres of continuous off-road touring from Longburn via Palmy and through the Gorge to Woodville. This unlocks the key connections for a coast-to-coast off-road cycle tour via Palmerston North, an ambition long held by recreation and active transport advocates in the lower North Island.

The masterplan is available at Advocates are encouraged to contact their local Mayor, Councillor or MP to encourage the full realization of the masterplan, with a priority on a shared path via the Manawatū Gorge

Inspiration - Sunday Best Spring ride, Wellington 18 September

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