Cyclists need proper bike lanes, not slogansNational's proposal to fine cyclists who don't use bike lanes is a misguided and unworkable plan, say cycling advocates. “This is a dumb idea,” said Patrick Morgan, from the Cycling Action Network“It would needlessly stir conflict and hostility.”It's a solution looking for a problem.Why?The best way to get people to use bike lanes is to build proper protected bike lanes. Too many bike lanes in New Zealand are low-quality.“Paint is not protection.”Pedestrians don't want fast cyclists on shared paths, which are often low quality.“Police have better things to go than hassle people on bikes. They must be rolling their eyes at this misguided idea.”Most people would prefer Police resources were focused on road safety issues like impaired drivers and dangerous speeding.People on bikes need solutions, not slogans.When NZ has a network...
News: December 2019
Coming back to Wellington from London, Jane Dawson was “shocked by the state of the biking infrastructure and bad drivers.” Instead of giving up, she instead decided to work with decision makers to improve her city. That was a long time ago. In recent years she has worked with Cycle Wellington, and the Cycling Action Network (CAN) to make things better.“The key to making change is to approach it like a marathon and not a sprint.”Jane has been part of the team that has made the biennial 2Walk&Cycle conferences happen and enjoyed the sharing of information and experiences at them.By Matt Lorah