Invest in biking as fuel prices rise, say cyclistsCycling advocates say it has never been more urgent for government and business to invest in biking. As petrol crosses the $3 mark, people desperately need alternatives to driving. Cycling Action Network (CAN) spokesman Patrick Morgan says councils, the Government and workplaces need to shift up a gear to soften the impacts of high fuel prices. “Let's double-down on biking to ease pain at the pump.” “People love the freedom and convenience of riding bikes, but they need safe and convenient bike lanes.” "With high petrol prices causing hardship, we urge councils to meet the demand for cycling by investing in bike lanes, low-traffic streets, bike parking, and cyclist training." He says that while not every trip can be made by bike, as 2/3 of urban trips are less than 6 km, many can be. “E-bikes and cargo bikes, which...
News: March 2022
Bike Auckland invites Auckland’s wider community to join us in a ride of respect for Levi James.This is an opportunity for the community to find a sense of closure and support in the wake of last Saturday's tragedy. Attendees may wish to bring flowers or other items they find appropriate to leave as a memorial, and we will provide a space to share a few words.We invite all those who wish to participate to meet at 11am, Saturday 12 March, in Cornwall Park, Royal Oak; on the grass area between Olive Grove and Haydn Ave.We will ride as a group through Cornwall Park before returning to Manukau Road and stopping to pay our respects.Owing to current Covid regulations, we ask all those attending to have a vaccine pass ready and wear a face mask if possible. If attendance exceeds 100 people, we will split the ride into separate groups.
CAN Annual General Meeting notification 6 April 2022, 7:30 - 9pm We need your help. There's never been a better time to get involved in bike advocacy. - We need safe streets, but our cities have been far too slow to protect us. - Bike lanes are climate action - Bike tourism and e-bikes are booming. How can we help get more people on bikes? - How do we share our love our cycling with kids and young people? - Why are we waiting so long for a Safe Passing Gap law?Save the date and join us at our AGM. Join us online at: https://meet.google.com/ozq-hwqa-byw If you are interested in volunteering for the CAN Board, please get in touch with Board Chair, Dea Majstorović (she/her) <firstname.lastname@example.org>