Media Releases

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) welcomes the release of a discussion document proposing compulsory third party insurance for all motorists. The document was released today by Minister of Transport Safety Harry Duynhoven.

Nominations are open for the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008. Kiwis are being asked to put forward their favourite cycling projects or cycling champions for the awards, sponsored by Gemini Bicycles and supported by the Ministry of Transport.

Nominations have just been opened for the Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008. Kiwis are being asked to put forward their favourite cycling projects or cycling champions for the Awards, sponsored by Gemini Bicycles and supported by the Ministry of Transport.

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) congratulates the Cycle Training Advisory Group, LTNZ on the release of its new cycle skills training guidelines.
The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) says it has never been more urgent for government and business to invest in cycling. As petrol crosses the $2 mark more people are looking for alternatives to driving.

Cyclists have welcomed some aspects of the Government's Road Safety Policy Statement released today but called for stronger action to make New Zealand's roads safer.

The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) announces the launch of a media guide to cycling in New Zealand. The one-page guide is designed to give media a brief, factual overview of cycling to help ensure accurate reporting.

There are a number of myths and misperceptions of cycling, and unfortunately media often relay these unintentionally - see Cycling Facts and Fiction.

CAN spokesperson Stephen McKernon says “the number of car accidents among young people is a serious issue. Not only are increasing numbers being killed, they are also contributing significantly to death and injury among other road users.”

Members of the Green party and Christchurch cycle advocacy group SPOKES will be giving away "Free Fuel" at an inner-city intersection this Friday, to mark World Car Free Day.

The group will be handing out freshly-cooked toast to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians at the busy inner city intersection of Lichfield and Manchester Streets, along with information leaflets stating that "Toast Is Fuel!” and outlining the benefits of toast compared with petrol.

Winners in the SPARC Cycle-Friendly Awards 2007 have been announced today. Out of fourty-seven nominations the winners are as follows:

 

Finalists in the SPARC Cycle-Friendly Awards 2007 have been announced today, (in no particular order) as follows: