The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) congratulates the Cycle Training Advisory Group, LTNZ on the release of its new cycle skills training guidelines. CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan says, 'the vision is that every child or person has the opportunity to become a confident and capable cyclist. The achievement of a guideline is a critical milestone for every cycling in New Zealand and shows real commitment to New Zealand's "Getting there - on foot, by cycle" plan.' The guidelines have been adapted to New Zealand from the United Kingdom's Bikeability programme established through Cycling England. They teach cycle safety skills and how to ride safely in traffic situations and have been developed to cater for both child and adult trainees. They also require that demonstrated ability is achieved at each level. They have been developed to ensure international best...
News: June 2008
A sustainability theme runs through many of the submissions to the Timaru District Council's annual plan. The council will consider submissions on the plan on Tuesday, and among the 48 received are a number raising the issues of rising fuel prices, alternatives to electricity, and energy efficiency. Submitters have asked the council to reduce or eliminate the building consent cost of installing a solar water heating unit, encourage wise use of water resources, and consider alternative means of transport such as rail and cycling. Smart Energy Ltd suggests the council follows the lead of other progressive councils and waives the fee for solar hot water installations. "Energy demand/supply/reliability/cost issues are having a big impact on New Zealanders and the council should be looking at encouraging, not impeding, energy efficient initiatives and solutions. "Zero fees for solar hot...
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Attached is the Squeaky Wheel submission to the Timaru District Council draft Annual Plan 08/09. Ron Paulin and Jon Harris will be speaking to this submission at 10am next Tuesday (June 10) in the TDC Chambers. Ten minutes has been allocated for their oral submission. If you have time to go along and support the Squeaky Wheel's submission (in your morning tea break!) it will help show the support in Timaru for further improving the quality of the Timaru cycling experience. Good Luck Ron and Jon. Regards Fiona