Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand?
Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, cycle chic rider, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.
The Government and Councils have ambitious plans for building better bike routes, through the Urban Cycleways Programme - great news! But plans can be derailed by bikelash or lack of public support. Now is a good time to speak up for cycling.
Here's NZTA's list of cycling projects.
How you can help
Ride your bike
Show the love
What do you most love about cycling? Fun, convenience, health, value for money? As elections approach, how about spreading the word? CAN has bike plates, stickers, and info on why cycling is awesome. Message me and I'll post you a set.
Vote at elections in September
Check your enrolment at elections.org.nz
Vote for candidates who best reflect your views on cycling.
- What is your transport policy?
- What have you done, and what will you do, to make my town more bike-friendly?
- Do you support safer speed limits, such as 30km/h, in shopping and residential streets?
- Do you support protected cycle lanes on busy routes?
Team up with other cycling advocates. Check here to contact people in your area.
You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Join CAN. There's power in numbers.
Make a donation. Most of what we achieve is done by volunteers but we need your support to make our case for cycling, be a voice in the media, produce Chainlinks, support our website and campaign for cycling.
Make your case
Check the NZTA's Benefits of investing in cycling guide. It provides information about the benefits of investing in cycling, for councils, communities and individuals.
Have your say
Councils need to hear what you think. Check their websites to see what's coming up, and make a submission.
Talk to your friends, family and colleagues about why cycling matters.
Write to local papers, post on social media, attend election meetings and keep asking questions.
Make a submission
Here's our handy guide to Creating Effective Submissions.