Media Releases

Patrick goes Dutch

What can the Dutch teach New Zealand about cycling and street design?

MEDIA STATEMENT from Bike Auckland: 10am Wednesday 22 May 2019

Certainty at last for Aucklanders yearning to bike across the bridge?

Bike Auckland welcomes the New Zealand Transport Agency’s preferred design for an Auckland
Harbour Bridge Shared Path as an important breakthrough.

“Ever since the bridge was built, people have wanted to walk and bike across it,” says Barb
Cuthbert, Chair of the advocacy organisation Bike Auckland. “Locals and visitors alike constantly tell

Good news - Government invests a record $390m in cycling and walking

I want to share some welcome news with you – the Government has announced a record $390 million will be invested into cycling and walking projects over the next three years.

Cyclists applaud funding tailwinds


New Government funding for cycling is good news, whether you ride a bike or not, say cycling advocates.

Cyclists welcome record investment in safe and sustainable transport

Cycling advocates say the new transport budget is good news for safer roads.

Cycling advocates call for urgent action on road safety

Ten years after the death of Police Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald while cycling home, cycling advocates are calling for urgent action on road safety.

Former national road policing manager, Mr Fitzgerald was cycling home from work on 19 June 2008 when he and a truck and trailer crashed on a roundabout in Petone. In 2009 the truck driver was convicted of careless driving.

Finalists for the 2018 Bike to the Future Awards, New Zealand’s national cycling awards, have been announced.

The awards, now in their third year, are organised by the NZ Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network (CAN). They celebrate the projects and people that are actively supporting and encouraging New Zealanders’ choice to get around by bike as part of their everyday journeys.

 

Cycling advocates dismayed by Council decision not to address Thorndon Quay black zone

 

Cycling advocates are applauding new Government strategy which sets a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries.

Patrick Morgan from Cycling Action Network says it's time New Zealand caught up with world-best practice on road safety.

"Cyclists welcome this audacious approach to protecting lives. For too long our Government has stood by while road deaths have increased."