News: April 2020

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Apr

Safe space is urgently needed for walking and cycling, say advocates News release from Cycle Wellington Transport advocates have today called on Wellington City Council to enact urgent measures to support safe walking and cycling and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Wellington Council needs to respond to public health directives on physical distancing in busy areas for people who are walking and cycling,” said Cycle Wellington spokesperson, Patrick Morgan. "We've seen many people making essential or recreation trips are choosing to walk and ride bikes because streets are quiet, but as motor vehicle traffic increases at alert level 3, physical distancing must still be practiced. Using road space to distance from other people will become more hazardous," he said. “Auckland will complete 17 km of pop up bike lanes by tomorrow (Tuesday 28 April). In...

April 27, 2020
Patrick
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Apr

WCC Shelly Bay proposal9 Sept 2017 Presented by Patrick Morgan on behalf of Ron Beernink, Chair Cycle Aware Wellington Today I'll talk about the Hunger Games and broken parking buildings. We've heard about how this plan is the opposite of what we're trying to achieve in Wellington. It takes us further from our goal of being a low-carbon city where people are not locked into driving. It is the opposite of the sustainable transport hierarchy, as seen in the Council's urban growth plan.   Our submission is focused on the concern that the proposal does not properly consider the needs for people who want to be able to cycle to and from Shelly Bay and the Miramar Peninsula The consent application notes that the development is likely to result in a significant increase in traffic volume, but does not recommend any safeguards for cyclists other than maintaining the traffic...

April 23, 2020
Patrick
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Apr

Webinar Invitation - How To Talk about Urban Mobility and Transport We have the opportunity for you to join our webinar on how to talk about urban mobility and transport this Friday 24 April 2020, 11am-1pm. The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a tiny glimpse into what cities might look like if we shift New Zealanders away from car use. But moving into public and active transport remains a challenge. Even where we’ve seen raised levels of public concern about transport in urban environments, we haven’t always seen a matching increase in backing for policies and structural changes that support the mode shift.  We are developing communications guidance for people and organisations who are working to deliver urban mobility solutions that grow the share of travel by public transport, walking and cycling. The guidance will help us use more effective strategies...

April 23, 2020
Patrick
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Apr

Transportation in the Coronavirus Era - webinar notes 23 April 2020 https://www.ride-healthy.com/webinars Intro: How are other cities responding to and planning for transportation in the Coronavirus Era? What might happen to mode share after the lockdown has ended? What do we need to be thinking about at this time to plan and respond accordingly? Come and hear our three panelists share their current thinking on the transportation challenges that we are facing and how they’re responding and planning ahead. We will also discuss biking's unique role in the Coronavirus Era and how we can support more people to take up riding at this time.Our aim is to provide useful and insightful panel discussion for transportation professionals. Webinar raw notes from Patrick  Morgan - Seleta Reynolds, GM LA DoTLA speeds are up 20-30 percent...

April 23, 2020
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