News: May 2017

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Nationally iconic Tamaki Drive faces an Auckland Transport re-design which is at once underwhelming and potentially lethal Bike Auckland have rolled up their sleeves and produced a better option.Check out BA's blog post with links to how you can help here.This is important for all kiwis interested in making things better for people on bikes: NZ's largest city has a big influence on the standards our other regions set.Don't let them away with doing a half-baked job.Feedback is open til Sunday June 18th.  Image shows Nescio Bridge in Amsterdam, inspiration for the bridge BA recommend on Tamaki Drive.https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/tamaki-drive-deserves-better-the-bike-ak... _______

May 30, 2017
Will Andrews
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Advocates say kids, bike lanes and safety are top priorities for cycling30 May 2017It's time to raise the bar for cycling, say advocates.Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan is calling on political parties to lift their game in the run-up to the election. “Cycling is popular. It's excellent value for money. More people cycling means healthier communities, safer and more attractive cities and towns.” CAN has released its three priorities. These are:   Get kids biking to school “Kids love biking, says Mr Morgan. “But it’s a national shame that only 2 percent of children cycle to school.”He says programmes such as Bikesafe in Auckland and Pedal Ready in Wellington show that with encouragement and facilities, this trend can be reversed. The timing is right to roll out a national programme that includes cycling education and safe routes...

May 29, 2017
Patrick
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Prior to the 2017 election, CAN set out a prioritised list of actions and goals which we now call on our new Government to implement The number one priority? Get kids biking to school, of course.Kids love biking. But it’s a national shame that only 2% of children do cycle to school. Programmes such as Bikesafe (Auckland) and Pedal Ready (Wellington) show that with encouragement and facilities, this trend can be reversed. The timing is right to roll out a national programme.  See below for more.______Priority 1: Get kids biking to school Rototuna High School as featured in Stuff article, Feb 2016The targets6% of all kids’ trips to school by bike by December 202030kmh zones around 50% of urban schools by December 2020The current situationKids love biking. But it’s a national shame that only 2% of children cycle to school. Programmes such as Bikesafe (Auckland) and Pedal...

May 28, 2017
Will Andrews
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Cycling is the story that keeps giving. News media are invited to contact us any timePatrick MorganCAN – Cycling Action Network Tel  027-563-4733 @patrickmorgan @CyclingActionNZLooking for facts or talent? We can put you in touch with people from all parts of NZ who ride bikes. We can provide video and still images on request. Here's NZTA's free cycling photo library. Cycling facts and fiction - mythbusting. Story ideas- why is cycling so awesome?- why is the Government investing in cycling?- can cycling really reduce your heart attack risk by 50 percent? - what about e-bikes?- what about dockless public share bikes? How are cities dealing with public bike share?- how do we make cycling even safer?- how do we get more kids on bikes? Hint: Bikes in Schools - what are best places to ride?- what is the Dutch Reach?- bike bells: annoying noise or essential...

May 12, 2017
Patrick