Listen to Rod Oram's interview on the National Cycleway. The item was on National Radio on 3rd March 2009.
Updated with links to reports as they come to hand.
Listen to Rod Oram's interview on the National Cycleway (MP3 attached below). The item was on National Radio on 3rd March 2009.
- it need to be a network, not just an end-to-end route;
- CAN working on Freeway Zero;
- needs more than $50 million;
- benefits would be huge for locals and tourists;
- could include Auckland Harbour Bridge.
How the cycleway became the PM's pet project, Sunday Star Times, 2 March 2009
Bruce Sheppard on Stuff: Let's get this cycle way right, 4 March 2009
Axel Wilke on Newstalk ZB, 2 March 2009
Brian Rudman: Don't recycle culture into construction, 4 March, NZ Herald
Garth George: On yer bike - not bloody likely, 5 March, NZ Herald
Discussion on Vorb
Cycleway 'being taken seriously', Key says, NZ Herald 10 March 2009
Barbara Cuthbert: Key could be on the right track with cycleway, NZ Herald 10 March 2009
Concrete plan- John Key says the cycleway will be paved, NZ Herald 11 March 2009
Scenery priority on zig-zag bike track- discussions on where the route should go, NZ Herald 14 March 2009
Is the cycleway a winner? - Stuff, 21 March 2009
National cycleway could cost $300m, says engineer- Radio NZ, 23 March 2009
Why Key's national bike track could be paved with gold - NZ Herald, 23 March 2009
New Zealand's No.16 must do - Close-up, TVNZ, 27 March 2009; a very positive overview of the economic success of the Otago Rail Trail, followed by an interview with Graham Wall, the originator of John Key's national cycleway idea
PM promises $50m in Budget for cycleway - NZ Herald, 14 May 2009
And from Bruce Sheppard: The
And from Bruce Sheppard:
The three big ideas
1) Nine day fortnight (on the presumption that it will be for the same pay).
2) A new organization to extend distressed businesses either more debt or equity to save jobs.
3) And a length of the country cycle way!
Only the second one has much merit but is an obvious requirement to stabilize the economy. The first has a bit and the last on the face of it is entirely laughable, or is it?
Deborah Coddington's article
Deborah Coddington's article in support of the cycleway:
Try this if you cannot find
Try this if you cannot find it on their home page:
2 more reports in the Herald
Wonder who these people are
Wonder who these people are that are working on the delivery plan:
"Mr Key said officials were actively working on a delivery plan for the Government"
Prime Minister's staff or NZTA or ....?
Not NZTA; they haven't been
Not NZTA; they haven't been in the loop. I don't think it has occurred to anyone in Govt that this is more likely to be used as a transport route rather than a tourism route...
I believe Cabinet gave it to
I believe Cabinet gave it to Ministry of Tourism (within Ministry of Economic Development) on Monday. Have put them in touch with CAN.
See new Herald article
See new Herald article added- PM/cycle planner/engineer Key says the cycleway shall be paved. We'll have to get him along on a Fundamentals course next, if he keeps this up...
From Steve: "The online
"The online Herald (www.nzherald.co.nz) is running an online poll, and asks "Would building a cycleway the length of NZ really boost the economy?" After 3432 votes, it's 43% yes, and 57% no. One of the YES votes is mine! Cheers Steve