The Government's draft transport strategy is welcome because it is looking at a transport system where people have real choices about how they move around, said the Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) today.

"The strategy starts to redress the imbalance in funding that has seen people encouraged to drive and created conditions where biking, walking or taking public transport is too unattractive" said CAN chairperson Jane Dawson.

Allowing the current growth in motor vehicle travel is economically and environmentally unsustainable. It also creates huge costs in the health system, with the population becoming less active.

"The draft isn't perfect, but it is a good start," said Ms Dawson.


For further comment contact: Jane Dawson, Cycling Advocates Network, 04-382 2738 or 04-972 2552
Jane Dawson
Cycling Advocates' Network of NZ Inc.
PO Box 6491, Auckland, NZ
Tel/Fax: +64-4-972 2552

Release Date: 
Friday, 5 July, 2002