Patrick Morgan, Project Manager, Cycling Action NetworkAnother challenging and rewarding year. While Covid has forced us all to adapt, I'm proud of what CAN has achieved Thanks to everyone at CAN for your time, energy and passion. I'm impressed with your commitment to serve your community by fighting for better biking. You inspire me. Together, we're stronger and more effective. As CAN's project manager, it's my job to - support your advocacy, - make the case for cycling in social and mainstream media- build relationships and influence with decision makers in Government, councils, and the community- help you make submissions on climate, health, and transport policies.- fundraise I'm employed by CAN for 30 hours / week. I'm based in Wellington.HighlightsWorking with Hutt Cycle Action on the RiverLink campaign. We're fighting a David and Goliath battle to ensure...
News: January 2023
"An urban myth has taken hold in some parts of Wellington that bike lanes are bad for business. It happened in Island Bay and it’s happening again in Newtown." - source Dominion Post, 2022. The opposite is true.An analysis of more than a dozen studies looking at the impact of improved cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on business shows a largely positive impact on earnings.In some cases, there was no impact on business, but in the majority of cases from more than three dozen cities, earnings increased after the introduction of cycling lanes and removal of street parking.CAN vigourously advocates for safe and pleasant streets, with protected bike lanes on busy streets, and traffic calming such as 30 kmh speeds on quieter streets.