Media Releases

Seeking New Zealand's best bike projects
The search is on for the best bike projects in New Zealand.

The Bike to the Future Awards are a joint initiative devised by the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Cycling Action Network (CAN), the national organisation promoting everyday cycling.

"We're delighted to see the quality of entries get better each year," said CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

Press Release from Cycle Aware Wellington, 6 May 2016
Get on with Hutt Road cycleway improvements, say cyclists

Cycling advocates reminds people not to underestimate the speed of bicycles.

A recent case in Palmerston North highlighted the danger of turning into a side road too soon after passing a person on a bike.

CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan said this is a common cause of bicycle crashes.

A CAN Do cycling renaissance celebrated in Waikato
News release from Cycling Action Network

With cycling on the up, advocates from around New Zealand will gather in Hamilton next month to celebrate, to push for more progress and learn from each other.

The CAN Do is a national gathering for Cycling Action Network (CAN) . CAN Do is an annual summit to plan the future direction of cycling advocacy across New Zealand. This is a special CAN Do celebration, as it's been 20 years since CAN was founded.

Kids cycling to school - what you need to know

With more children on bikes this week, cycling advocates are offering advice to parents and drivers.

"People can expect to see more children on bikes as schools reopen this week," says Patrick Morgan from Cycling Action Network.

"Drivers need to pay extra attention, and slow down around schools."

He says some schools have a 40 km/h speed limit in place, to reduce traffic danger.

Cycling gets safer as popularity increases

Roll on Wellington Awards 2015 reward the best of cycling

Community spirit and the promise of big things to come were the two main themes in this year's Roll on Wellington Awards, presented today.

Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson James Burgess says the awards showcase the best and brightest of cycling in Wellington.

Less talk, more action needed on safer cycling
Cycling advocates are calling for action from the Hamilton City Council, following a serious crash today.

Cyclists urged to light up on dim mornings

Early morning cyclists need to make sure they are well lit, say cycling advocates.

"The start of daylight saving on Sunday means more people on bikes, but some may be caught out by morning twilight," said Cycling Advocates Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"Lights, reflectors and high-visibility riding gear make you easier to see."

NZ’s principal cycling group CAN are today hailing NZTA’s ‘new approach’ to transport planning.