Media Releases

A $50 million national cycleway the length of the country, under consideration at today's Jobs Summit in Auckland, makes great economic sense, according to the Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN).

Cycling is enjoying a renaissance in New Zealand, and it’s becoming more and more obvious every year. About a third of us – that’s more than 1.5 million people – are now cyclists and one fifth are regular riders.

The press release below went out in 2009 via the BikeWise team with our name on it. It's great to be working with and supporting BikeWise.

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The Cycling Advocates Network congratulates the Ministry of Transport on its recent release of a new guide for improving cycling and walking facilities in New Zealand. Called "Raising the Profile of Walking and Cycling in New Zealand: A Guide for Decision-Makers", the guide is the first of its type and represents a milestone for New Zealand.
The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) welcomes the launch of BikeNZ's recreational membership programme, RideStrong. RideStrong is dedicated to promoting a safe and enjoyable environment for all cyclists, who RideStrong notes, "for too long, have travelled at the whims of fast traffic, slow beauracracy and idle ignorance".

Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 ThumbnailWinners for the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 have been announced today.

Winners for the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 have been announced. Out of twenty-nine nominations the winners are as follows:

Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) welcomes its new executive team for the coming year.

Bike To Work Day celebrates 10 th birthday

Hundreds of Wellington cyclists will converge on Civic Square on 1 March to celebrate ten years of Bike to Work Day in the capital.

Regional cycling group Cycle Aware Wellington is unhappy that new rolling stock for the Wairarapa service stock unveiled yesterday does not provide proper facilities for carrying bicycles, despite earlier representations to Greater Wellington Regional Council.

A route on the seaward side of the rail line is the best way for cyclists and walkers to get between Petone and Wellington, say cyclists.

Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson Alastair Smith says, "We welcome initiatives from Transit NZ and local authorities to address the immediate problems but a long-term solution is needed."

Finalists in the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 have been announced today.

Finalists in the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 have been announced today, in no particular order, as follows: