News: October 2019

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Adrian Kearns, a Northland resident, has succeeded in living in the city without a car since 2010. Since April he abandoned the buses due to their unreliability.He picked up a Bullitt electric cargo bike for both commuting and going to the grocery store, and has never looked back.“I love the exercise, lowered environmental impact, and mixing with the cycling community.”He believes that safety is the biggest issue preventing more people from cycling.On some streets, things have gotten so bad that I plan my route around where the least traffic will be, and not around bike lanes at all. We need more bike lanes.”By Matt Lorah

October 16, 2019
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Peter Burtonwood stopped to talk with us at our people-protected bike lane event, on his commute home from work at the Fire Service. He has been cycling all his life and he enjoys the reliability of getting places on time, and the freedom to go wherever he wants.“I hope the City Council will prioritize linking up the many bike lanes around the city to make it less fragmented and a more consistent cycling experience.”by Matt Lorah #PeopleofWellington

October 15, 2019
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Be it commuting to work, biking around the bays, or mountain biking in the hills, Jill Ford does it all. This Newtown resident has been consistently biking since her days in university and sees no end in sight. She says the lack of cycling lanes and the oversaturation of cars are holding back the popularity of cycling in Wellington. “To reach our carbon reduction goals our leaders need to be brave. They need to have a long-term vision. We need to update all of our public transportation systems, especially bike lanes to reduce the number of cars on the road.” by Matt Lorah #PeopleofWellington

October 11, 2019
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As co-chair of Cycle Wellington, Linda Beatson gets to interact with a lot of people on bikes. At the people-protected bike lane event on Cambridge Terrace, she said that her favorite part was getting to meet the diverse collective of people that make up the cycling community of Wellington. “I love the convenience, reliability, and speed that come with riding a bike.” She sees the addition of green paint to cycleways and the increasing number of cyclists as a good thing. “The council can and should do much more to help progress the expansion of protected bike lanes.”

October 10, 2019
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David Gurr is a Hataitai resident who has been riding in the city for over 30 years. Over this time he has seen risks get worse for bikers as traffic congestion has increased.  He loves getting away from cars on the town belt tracks. “I hope to see protected bike lanes grow throughout Wellington.”

October 10, 2019
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People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. So we're taking action into our own hands. If the city won’t protect us, we will protect our own.Join us as we build our own people protected bike lane on Cambridge Tce, Wellington. Meet at the Basin Reseve end. Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off. 7:30 – 8:30am, Wednesday 9 October 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/501394963988825/  #WeLoveProtectedBikeLanes

October 2, 2019
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People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. So we're taking action into our own hands. If the city won’t protect us, we will protect our own.Join us as we build our own people protected bike lane on Cambridge Tce, Wellington. Meet at the Basin Reseve end. Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off. 7:30 – 8:30am, Wednesday 9 October 2019 https://can.org.nz/weloveprotectedbikelaneshttps://www.facebook.com/events/2254831907910045/ #WeLoveProtectedBikeLanes

October 2, 2019
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