News: June 2013

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Jun

Complete Streetsstreets for everyone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_streetsIsland Bay - CBD cycle route: briefing to Newtown Residents Assoc17 June 2013What's your favourite parts of Wellington?Harbour, parks, Cuba St, Lambton Quay, Riddiford St during Newtown FestivalFvourite cities?Venice, Paris, Las Vegas - make a point about what makes these favourites - easy to walk, lots of people, lively streetsWCC has $2 million + for this projectSee it as a win-win-win, with many benefits, such asResidentsquality of life, streets are quiet and safer, less chance of car getting side swiped, better public space. Safer speeds are a popular and low-cost improvement e.g. Aro St, Thorndon, Golden Mile.BusinessMore people on bikes is great for businessLower fuel and health bills means more money spent locallyNYC, 49% increase...

June 18, 2013
Patrick
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Jun

CAN's Roles and AchievementsMay 2013 Leadership (Advocacy) Lobbying:  NZ Transport Agency dedicated Walking & Cycling Fund. Getting There, NZ's first Walking & Cycling Strategy Getting There National Advisory and Working Groups NZ Supplement to Austroads 14 - design guide for NZ cycle facilities. Bike Wise - helped secure the future and increased funding.  NZ Road Code - Awareness of cycling included. NZ Cycle Trails Consideration of health benefits in the funding of cycling projects. Submissions: Legislation, strategies and policies changed to benefit cyclists. Representation: Parliamentary level - select committee hearings, meetings with key Government Ministers & MPs. National agencies - Ministry of Transport, NZ Transport Agency, NZTA Research, NZ Police, Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Health Bike Wise...

June 10, 2013
Patrick