Media Releases

The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has presented a 3,500-signature cycle safety petition to the Ministers of Transport, Police and Road Safety. 

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) says fuel price hikes are inevitable over the foreseeable future, so motorists need to get used to them, or drive less.

Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has appointed well-known cycling advocate and author Patrick Morgan as manager of its Networking Project team.

National cycling organisation Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) today called for the Government to boost funding for cycling. CAN Secretary Robert Ibell said the Government�s announcement of an extra $27 million of state funding for public transport showed a commitment on the part of Government to boost alternatives to private motor vehicle use. CAN wants similar attention to be paid to the use of bicycles as a means of transport.

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) is surprised by the approach taken by
the Automobile Association over child cyclists.

Delegates from around New Zealand are gathering in Lower Hutt tomorrow (Friday) morning for the fifth NZ Cycling Conference.

This is the first NZ Cycling Conference held since the release of NZ's National Walking and Cycling Strategy, and delegates are looking for ideas and inspiration as they begin to implement the visions of the strategy.

The high number of cyclists killed on New Zealand�s roads this year is not a �statistical blip�, says national cycling organisation Cycling Advocates Network (CAN). CAN wants to see some action, not just concern, from the Land Transport Safety Authority over the cyclist deaths.

Sixteen cyclists have been killed so far this year, compared to three at the comparable time last year.

All road users should actively promote cycling because everyone benefits. That's the key message to come out of the fifth New Zealand Cycling Conference.

Over 170 delegates attended the two-day conference held in Hutt City on October 14 and 15. The unique conference brings together cycling advocates, local and central government representatives, consultants, and analysts, to identify ways to get more people cycling more often.

Finalists in the third annual CAN Cycle-Friendly Awards have just been announced. The twenty-eight nominations include a cycle crash reporting hotline, a community bike scheme, a training course for transport professionals in cycle planning and design, and cycle paths in Nelson, Hamilton and Napier.

National cycling lobby group Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) strongly supports the call of Transport Safety Minister Harry Duynhoven for a review of the driving age. CAN chairperson Robert Ibell says: "All the carnage around young drivers in high performance cars is only one of the reasons we need to change the driving culture in New Zealand.