News: September 2008

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September 22, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

http://cms.can.org.nz/document/can-membership-background-paper

September 22, 2008
adrian
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The Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 will be presented by the Minister of Commerce, Hon. Lianne Dalziel. The award finalists have now been announced. All finalists receive a certificate, while the category winners also receive a custom-designed “bicycle-bell” trophy. Gemini Cycle-Friendly Award Trophy The Award ceremony will commence at 5 pm on Friday, 3 October 2008. The Award ceremony will be followed by a drinks and nibbles function in the adjacent Belgian Café Torenhof, on 88 Armagh Street [part of the Provincial Buildings]. The venue is the Canterbury Provincial Buildings Stone Chamber, Durham Street, Christchurch [see map below] If you plan to attend please RSVP to awards@can.org.nz.  Canterbury Provincial Buildings Stone Chamber Map

September 18, 2008
maxwel
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Sep

September 17, 2008
cymbalista
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Sep

To open an account on this website, please follow this link: http://cms.can.org.nz/user/register

September 17, 2008
cymbalista
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Sep

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September 16, 2008
cymbalista
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Sep

Link to archived submissions by Cycle Aware Manawatu can be found at: http://www.geocities.com/cycleawarepn/submissions.html 

September 14, 2008
julied
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Sep

To report road hazards (potholes, glass etc.), parking infringements, broken traffic lights, contact: HUTT CITY: 570 6666 (567 2003 a/h), cycle.fault@huttcity.govt.nz KAPITI COAST: 04 2964 700 (hazards etc.); Police (parking enforcement) PORIRUA: For all enquiries ring Porirua City Council call centre 04 237 5089 (24hrs), or email enquiries@pcc.govt.nz SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT: Ravi Mangar, 06-306 9611, ravi@swdc.govt.nz UPPER HUTT: 527 2169 (Technical Support Unit) tsu@uhcc.govt.nz WELLINGTON: 499 4444; for reporting motorists parking on footpaths and cycletracks ring Parkwise on 801 3555 For cycling comments, contact: HUTT CITY: Wayne King, Senior Traffic Engineer, 04 5706944,wayne.king@huttcity.govt.nz, or cycle.fault@huttcity.govt.nz KAPITI COAST: Stuart Kilmisterstuart.kilmister@kapiticoast.govt.nz 04 2964 631 Porirua: Geoff Marshall, phone 04 237 1479 SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT:...

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

http://www.gw.govt.nz/section1153.cfm

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

“Being Cycle Aware” is a half-day road safety workshop, which aims to give participants an understanding of the issues that face cyclists every day. It has classroom and practical aspects. The workshop consists of the experience of cycling in “real” road conditions guided by an experienced cyclist, and follow up discussion/feedback to review those experiences. We strongly believe that what we have developed to date is an effective vehicle for presenting cycling road-safety issues. We have packaged the Workshop into a kit, and encourage other groups to use the material either as is, or develop it further to suit their needs. The resource kit includes a template for an agenda, facilitator’s notes, slides and other support material. Please let us know how you are using it, and let us know of any modifications you make, so that we can incorporate your ideas into future...

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

Biking is fun. Are you thinking about getting a bike for travelling to work, for weekend rides, or for your kids? Bike shops are expert at helping you find a bike that's right for you and have qualified mechanics and sales support. Buying second-hand can be fine - just make sure it's comfortable and safe. Fit the bike to you The frame size must be right. There should be at least 12cm between your crotch and the cross bar when you straddle a mountain bike, and 3cm or more for other bikes. For maximum comfort and performance, your leg should be almost fully extended with the heel on the pedal while you're sitting on the seat. For children, don't be tempted to buy a bike for them to 'grow into' - seat height adjustment can accommodate some growth, but the frame has to fit from the word go. If possible, try your kid on it before you buy. A bike shop can help...

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

CAW's survey of Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council candidates

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

Workshop notes CAW members (David, Jane, Stephen and Patrick) went riding with police and council staff this morning. We run an annual Police / Council cycle training day. There were about 40 people there. This year we started at 8am and cycled for about an hour from Karori, Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and through town. Then we discussed some of the issues facing cyclists in city traffic. We pretty quickly figured out that cyclists sometimes have to choose between what is legal, what is practical and what is safe, e.g: overtaking inside a line of moving traffic (Featherston St, Karori Rd) overtaking outside moving traffic (Glenmore St, Ngaio Gorge) coping with multi-lane roundabouts (Johnsonville) - riding the cycle lane south of Kaiwharawhara, dodging turning traffic - uncertainty about whether cyclists can use...

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

Seen some dodgy driving behaviour? Fill in this form and let the Police take care of it. This report will be used by the New Zealand Police to advise the owner of a motor vehicle about the driving behaviour you have observed and reported. The Police will regard your report as confidential; in accordance with the provisions of the law as it relates to privacy and disclosure of information.

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

Links Cycling Advocates Network New Zealand's national advocacy organisation mountainbike.co.nz A pretty good mountain bike site vorb.org.nz mountain biking forums, events, news, vaguely organised rides, videos and 1000s of photos. Join CAW and CAN here. CycleWellington.com Links to everything cycling in Wellington Cycling Health Cycling Health stands for Helmet Law Truth and Honesty. We campaign for the removal of the New Zealand bicycle helmet law. option3.org.nz Option3 is bringing people together to promote fresh thinking and real choice for transport on the Western Corridor. Until now the debate has been about "this road or that road". Option3 offers a solution beyond the proposed grand engineering schemes. Option3 says our region...

September 13, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

Cycle Aware Wellington has been concerned about the hazards posed by sump gratings on Wellington roads. The standard pattern parallel grating is liable to trap bicycle tires and cause accidents. Some sump gratings are sunken below the road surface, creating a hazardous hole. Many gratings are located at points where traffic forces cyclists into the edge of the road and it is difficult to avoid riding into the sump. In addition, there are gratings which are broken, and pose a hazard to small cars and children, let alone bicycles! In September and October CAW canvassed Wellington cyclists for the gratings that they considered most hazardous. These are documented in the attached report (440 KB pdf). While CAW considers that all these gratings should be changed to make them more cyclist-friendly, five have been identified as being a high priority for attention...

September 12, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

To commemorate and honour the lives of the riders killed on 19 June. A video of the ride is now available.

September 12, 2008
rpsewell
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Check out these bike buses leaving from various parts of Wellington each morning.

September 12, 2008
rpsewell
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Sep

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. The event, jointly organised by Cycle Aware Wellington (CAW) and Wellington City Council, will see cyclists tucking into a special themed birthday cake. They will also enjoy a free breakfast, free bike checks, giveaways, prizes, entertainment and guest speakers from 7:00 until 9:00 am. Bike To Work Day aims to celebrate cycling as a great way to get to work, to reward those who are already cycling regularly, and to encourage others to give it a go. Over the nine years the event has been held in Wellington attendance has grown quickly. "The success of Bike To Work Day in Wellington reflects the growing number of people riding to work in the city"...

September 12, 2008
rpsewell