News: March 2021

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Mar

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 at 44 Riddiford St Newtown, opposite the hospital. 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, Friday 26 March 2021 https://www.facebook.com/events/237660301392607 #WeLoveProtectedBikeLanes

March 24, 2021
Patrick
24
Mar

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, Friday 26 March 2021 #WeLoveProtectedBikeLanes

March 24, 2021
Patrick
24
Mar

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, Friday 26 March 2021 #WeLoveProtectedBikeLanes

March 24, 2021
Patrick
22
Mar

On the Go Awards recognise outstanding walking and cycling projects ReBicycle EkeRua which upcycles donated, second-hand bikes and gives them to refugees and other people in need in Wellington, received the top honour at the On the Go Awards in Dunedin on Thursday night. The On the Go Awards (formerly the Bike to the Future Awards) are organised by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in partnership with Cycling Action Network and Living Streets Aotearoa. They are an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and contribution of projects that support a healthier, cleaner and safer transport system. ReBicycle EkeRua gets people on bikes and transforms lives. The project enables free healthy transport options, prevents useful resources ending up in landfill, and reduces transport carbon emissions. Hilleke Townsend from ReBicycle EkeRua says, “The project is a...

March 22, 2021
Patrick
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Mar

2020 advocacy - a clear vision for successful campaignsPresentation notes from 2WALKandCYCLE 2021, DunedinIntroductionsActivity: Say hello to person next to you, ask them for one thing they would like to change about cycling in their town or city, then introduce them to the group. Key points- Technical vs adaptive change (pen on moon vs fix racism)- What does success look like? (decribe your vision)- Messaging and framing – sell the cake, not the ingredients - Why should I care? What is your burning platform? Making a compelling case for change.- Organising – building the movement (recruiting, database, engagement)- Mobilising – taking action (off er a range of actions – sign petition, join a demo, talk to Councillors, organise a campaign)- Building social licence for change (smoke-free bars and restaurants)BioFor...

March 15, 2021
Patrick