Roll On Wellington Awards reward the best of cycling
Caption: James from CAW with the Brooklyn Trail Diggers Chris, Kevin, Craig and Andrew
Caption: Patrick Morgan from CAW and David from Bicycle Junction
Wellington's mountain bike trailbuilding community has been named as the best of biking in Wellington. And the local cycling community gave a big thumbs up to Go Wellington Buses, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Floyd's Cafe, Moore Wilsons and Bicycle Junction amongst others.
Cycle Aware Wellington presented the Roll On Wellington Awards today, showcasing the best and brightest of cycling in the capital.
Spokesperson James Burgess says the Brooklyn Trail Builders, Polhill tracks and Floyd's cafe are all popular favourites. "It's great to have such amazing trails so close to the CBD - it really adds to Wellington's outdoor appeal and quality of life". Volunteers, supportive businesses, and a good working relationship with the Council all play their part.
The Waterfront was this year's favourite cycling infrastructure. The Kaiwharawhara section of the City - Petone route picked up ‘Fail Of The Year' as cyclists get impatient waiting for the planned improvements to that route.
Roll on Wellington Awards 2014
Most Bike-Friendly Shop: Moore Wilsons
"A large lobby in the grocery waiting for bikes, and a bike veranda in the main entrance"
Highly commended: Commonsense Organics, Garage Project
Most Bike-Friendly Café: Floyd's Café
"Friendly service, bike art and lots of help with community trails projects"
Highly commended: Pura-vida, Nikau
Favourite Bike Shop: Bicycle Junction
"Friendly staff. Lots of help for the cycling community and a focus on utility cycling"
Highly commended: Dirt Merchants, I-Ride
Fail Of The Year: City - Petone route at Kaiwharawhara
"A contender for much of the last century"
Dishonourable mentions: Victoria Street ‘improvements', fast CBD streets, and the Highway 2 shared path
Best Cycling Infrastructure: The Waterfront
"Leads a host of nominations for cycle friendly facilities"
Highly commended: Polhill Trails, advanced stop boxes, and the mini-cycle lane at the Basin Reserve
Most Bike-Friendly Employer: Greater Wellington Regional Council
"Time off during work to upskill on bike safety etc. That is awesome - alongside the other ways they actively encourage and support cycling!"
Highly commended: Creative Capital Arts Trust, Cockburn Architects
Favourite commercial driver or public transport personality: GoWellington Buses, particularly driver Adele Elise
"Many stories of courteous driving"
Highly commended: TranzMetro Staff, Cable Car Staff
Best Anything You Like ‘Bike': Brooklyn Trail Builders
"Many bike trail-building nominations came in, with the Brooklyn Trail Builders being the most-
cited this year. Their new Clinical Trail is sure to prove popular with recreational riders and commuters alike"
Highly Commended: Miramar Ciclovia, Pedal Ready
Contact: James Burgess, tel 021 565 633021 565 633, Cycle Aware Wellington, caw.org.nz
or Patrick Morgan tel 027 563 4733027 563 4733