Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand?Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, cycle chic rider, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.The Government and Councils have ambitious plans for building better bike routes, through the Urban Cycleways Programme - great news! But plans can be derailed by bikelash or lack of public support. Now is a good time to speak up for cycling.Here's NZTA's list of cycling projects.How you can helpRide your bikeShow the loveWhat do you most love about cycling? Fun, convenience, health, value for money? As elections approach, how about spreading the word? CAN has bike plates, stickers, and info on why cycling is awesome. Message me and I'll post you a set.Vote at elections in SeptemberCheck your...
News: April 2016
2017 marks 200 years since the bicycle was invented, by Baron Karl von Drais. I reckon that's a good reason for a bike party - the Bikecentennial.Baron Karl von Drais 1817I'd like to see the Bikecentennial marked with events, story-telling, exhibitions and lots of rides.Kate Sheppard: the vote, rational dress, Atalanta Ladies' cycling clubNZ bike entrepreneurs the Kennett Brothers, Ground Effect, framebuildersNZ Cycle Trailstrail builderssocial history and the changing role of the bikesporting successcargo biikes, BMX, MTB, fixies, cycle chic, track and all the restcycling advocacyPhil Keoghan's movie on pioneer Tour de France rider Harry WatsonRichard PearseWhat do you think?
Cycling advocates reminds people not to underestimate the speed of bicycles.A recent case in Palmerston North highlighted the danger of turning into a side road too soon after passing a person on a bike.CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan said this is a common cause of bicycle crashes."Although on average bikes travel at around 15km/h, a fit person or an electric-assist bike can be travelling at speeds similar to a car. It is the responsibility of an overtaking driver to be aware of the speed of the vehicle they are overtaking."Patrick Morgan CAN - Cycling Action Network 027 563 4733