National organisation the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) welcomed today's launch of the Green Light campaign in support of the Land Transport Management Bill.
CAN has joined forces with other organisations to ensure that the Bill is passed.
"The Green Light campaign is about having a transport system that takes account of the needs of all users," said CAN chairperson, Jane Dawson.
"CAN supports the Government's moves to integrate transport planning with environmental, health, economic, social, safety and other concerns," said Ms Dawson.
"Cycling has a lot to offer in all these areas. Over the years too many barriers have appeared that have discouraged people from using their bikes for everyday travel. The Government has a good vision for transport in New Zealand, but we desperately need some effective ways to bring this about." said Ms Dawson.
CAN is therefore calling on all political parties to support the Land Transport Management Bill.
For more information, contact Jane Dawson, CAN Chairperson, on 04-385 2557; or Glen Koorey, CAN Technical & Policy Adviser, on 027-454 3085
The Cycling Advocates' Network of NZ (CAN) Inc is this country's national network of cycling advocate groups. It is a voice for all non-competitive cyclists - recreational, commuter and touring. We work with central government and local authorities, on behalf of cyclists, for a better cycling environment. We have affiliated groups and individual members throughout the country, and links with overseas cycling organisations. In addition, several national/regional/local government authorities, transportation consultancies, and cycle industry businesses are supporting organisations.
Cycling Advocates' Network of NZ Inc.
PO Box 6491, Auckland, NZ
Tel/Fax: +64-4-385 2557