ERICAIt all started with small rides to the veggie market years ago. Back then, Erica didn’t see a lot of women on bicycles and was confronted with serious cyclists, well prepared with their cycling clothes, but this wasn’t for her. She wanted to break this stereotype and let people see other types of cyclists by creating an image of “You could just cycle around in normal clothes, have a cute looking bike and still be a practical way to get around.” So, she did and the small rides turned into commuting into town every day.For her, it is not only quicker, she also gets refreshed, energized and with a positive mood to work. Sometimes even rewarded with a beautiful sunrise while cycling along the waterfront. With all its positive aspects, there is also one negative. “The fact that we have to share the road with double-decker busses. I think that is really dangerous,” she mentions. Once a...
News: October 2020
Cycling: your health, the public’s health and the planet’s healthDr Ashley Bloomfield, Public Health PhysicianPresentation for Making Cycling Viable New Zealand Cycling SymposiumPalmerston North 14-15 July 2000Key issues relating to cycling and healthIn 1898, the British Medical Journal reported that: “In France the bicycle has done wonders, as those who remember Paris, Fontainbleau, and the intervening districts thirty years ago can bear witness if they once more revisit that pleasant part of theworld.” A hundred years later, France’s premier sporting event, the Tour de France, provided a wonderful reminder of the health benefits of cycling. Full paper in PDF form is below
Can you help Julia tell our stories?From Julia: “Kia ora, do you cycle to work, university or school? Or do you use your bicycle for transport in the city? Yes? I would love to hear from you!Since I moved to Wellington, the diversity of cyclists sparked a curiosity within me. I’d like to understand how people feel about riding a bicycle in the city, their backgrounds, their reasons, and if those are similar to my hometown Berlin.With this idea, I started to work on a project called “Wellington Love” which portrays cyclists and their stories.I am currently looking for people who enjoy cycling in the city, happy to be in a photo and answer a few questions. All of this only takes 10-15 minutes.Please get in touch with me via mail firstname.lastname@example.org. That would be absolutely amazing. Thank you.”
EventsPlenty at https://www.gw.govt.nz/events/ Places Bike Space, by Waitangi Park opposite New World https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonBikeSpace/Lyall Bay school pop up pump track, Freyberg St, Lyall BayPolhill mtb trail hub, Aro StMakara Peak mtb park, Karori PeopleCycle Wellington - local bike advocacy groupFrocks on Bikes https://frocksonbikes.wordpress.com/wellington/ReBicycle https://rebicycle.nz/ Mechanical Tempest https://tempest.nz/PNP, sport and racing club, https://www.pnp.org.nz/ Urbanerds - Fortune Favours bar, Leeds St, First Tuesday of the month 5:30-7pmUrbanerds is a monthly drinks series in Wellington. It's full of planners, transport folks, density-done-well real estate types, and tactical urbanists talking about how to make...