After their roaring success the past two years, Cycle Aware Wellington is proud to present the 'Roll on Wellington' awards for 2013.This is where we celebrate the best (and worst!) of biking in the coolest little capital of the world. You can have your say by making nominations for any or all of the categories below. Just follow this link: http://is.gd/rollonwgtn2013The categories are:Most cycle friendly shopMost cycle friendly cafeBest piece of cycling infrastructureMost cycle friendly public transport personality'Most room for improvement' - cycle infrastructure Hall of ShameMost cycle friendly employerBest.....anything you like 'bike' (this could be a campaign, an event, a website or publication, an organisation, a person... anything you like)Nominations close Monday November 25.Keep the evening of Tuesday 3 December free for the awards ceremony!
News: October 2013
.CAN recently submitted to the NZTA on their "Safer Journeys for Rural Schools Guide Consultation Draft". A copy of the submssion is attached as a PDF file.
Q: What is the official design guide is for NZ cycling planning and engineering?A: The NZTA Register of Stds and Guidelines in theory is the place to know what's official and what's not - see http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/nzta-register-network-standards-guidelines/.Unfortunately it's not that terribly helpful as it lists both the NZ Supplement to GTEP Pt.14 and the more recent Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides (which essentially pulls out all of the cycling-relevant bits from the new Austroads publications). Personally I would defer to the latter where possible and only refer to the NZ Supplement when something isn't mentioned or is clearly not NZ-relevant. The NZ Supplement is only referred to under "Other Reference Documents", as opposed to Cycling Aspects which is under "Investment, State Highway and Local Guidelines".For good measure, the register also includes the LTNZ Cycle...
Council elections in September and October present a once in three years opportunity to achieve more bike-friendly cities and towns. How you can help: Check your enrolment at elections.org.nzVote for candidates who support the transport policies you wantRaise transport and cycling issues at candidates' meetings, send letters to editors, to Facebook or post onlineInvite candidates to a meeting and ask about their prioritiesInvite them on a ride for a first-hand look at cycling issuesMake a banner, sign, or Facebook imageAsk candidates about their policies at http://www.vote.co.nz/Questions: 1. What is your transport policy? 2. What have you done, and what will you do, to make my town more bike-friendly? 3. Do you support safer speed limits in shopping and residential streets? 4. Do you support making on-road cycle lanes or separated cycle facilities? Jill Ford from Cycle Aware Wellington...
Theme: The role of cycling in community building 4-6 April, 2014, Whanganui.Start Friday evening, wrap up Sunday at lunchtimeVenue: Quaker Settlement 76 Virginia RoadAccommodation options here.Register for the CAN Do online here.For a bed in the bunkroom contact Lyneke. If you prefer a campsite or motel unit, book direct with Heather tel (06) 347 7409(06) 347 7409. Call in the afternoon. Are you passionate about more people on bikes, more often? Join us in Whanganui for CAN's National Cycling Summit. Programme (full programme is here)We'll share success stories, give you effective advocacy tools, and celebrate the benefits cycling delivers to our communities. Speakers confirmed so far include Carl Whittleston (New Plymouth Model Communities Project Leader), plus politicians Chester Borrows (National), Darien Fenton (Labour) and Julie...