Cycling advocates say cities need to double down on building bike lanes
Investment in cycling has been welcomed by cycling advocates, but much more is needed.
“People deserve protection. Why are we waiting?” said Cycling Action Network spokesperson, Patrick Morgan.
He says there's no doubt biking is booming.
“E-bikes are super-popular. More people cycling means healthier communities, safer streets, more attractive cities for people and business. It's the best bang for buck in transport investments.”
Cycling Action Network has called on the government to set targets for getting more people on bikes, more often.
1 Get kids biking to school
The targets: 6% of all kids’ trips to school by bike by December 2023
30 kmh zones around 50% of urban schools by December 2023
2 Build bicycle-friendly cities
The target: 2000 km of cycleways by 2023, more of them separated
3 Fresh approach to road safety: implement Vision Zero
The target: Vision Zero – no deaths or serious injuries on New Zealand roads.