News: October 2014


Best cycling projects and champions announcedCycle Friendly Awards 2014, supported by NZ Transport AgencyNew Zealand's best cycling projects, campaigns and champion were announced at the 2 WalkandCycle Conference in Nelson today.The winners in six categories were recognised for their contributions to making cycling a fun, safe everyday activity for all New Zealanders."We're delighted to see the quality of finalists gets better and better each year," said Cycling Advocates' Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan."With wide political support for investing in cycling, that's no surprise. Cycle delivers more transport choices, better health, lower transport bills and is loads of fun."1. ViaStrada award for Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation:Dunedin City Mayor and CouncilorsThe commitment to improved cycling displayed by the...

October 24, 2014

Policy Statement: A nationwide expansion in separated cycling infrastructure is underway. People riding their bikes on these facilities will interact with each other and with people walking; people using their bikes for everyday cycling will almost inevitably continue to share the road space with motor vehicle drivers. People cycling, walking and driving need to see each other as individual people and consider each others' viewpoints. Any substantive improvement in the safety of people driving, cycling or walking requires attitudinal change on the part of all involved, by following road rules and acting courteously. CAN therefore proposes that a Road and Cycleway User Code of Conduct be established.This Code of Conduct would require prior research that aims to identify the best way for people walking and people on bikes to share cycleways and shared use paths. The Code of Conduct would...

October 22, 2014

Here is a copy of our submission emailed off to the NZTA on the 21st. 

October 21, 2014


October 20, 2014

Nelson is set to become a destination for some of the country's - and the world's - top walking and cycling experts and advocates later this month, as it plays host to New Zealand's second 2WALKandCYCLE Conference.Uli Neumann, Conference Co-Convenor, says the organisers are delighted to be holding 2WALKandCYCLE 2014 in Nelson. Running from 29 to 31 October, 2WALKandCYCLE promotes walking and cycling for everyday transport, recreation and tourism.Uli says Nelson is seen by many as the walking and cycling capital of New Zealand and will provide a stimulating and ideal setting for the conference. Peter Kortegast, local Conference Committee representative adds:"Nelson is renowned as being a trailblazing city for walking and cycling, with the local enthusiasm and the climate to match."It's hard to think of a more ideal setting for this conference, and we'll be building into the conference...

October 14, 2014