News

24
Oct

Student and avid cyclist Inka is often found pedaling up Makara Peak or in Polhill Reserve. 

 

“My favorite part about biking is being able to super easily get into the bush for good mountain biking or cross country cycling.  Least favourite is a tie between bad drivers and the narrow, unsafe roads...

October 24, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
23
Oct

Born and raised in Wellington, Stuart Cunningham has learned to love the mountain bike trails the city has to offer. 


“Biking through the native forest is the best. The birdlife is incredible and combined with the jungle trails, it a great experience.”

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October 23, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
22
Oct

Fraser MacMaster loves overtaking cars on his morning commute from Northland into the city. With more than 12 years biking in Wellington and experience as a bike store owner, he has seen cycling conditions improve, but at a very slow rate.


“Getting from Aro Valley into the city is not a good...

October 22, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
18
Oct

Tim is a Hutt resident who loves the freedom that biking gives him in. He has been biking since he was a child and has recently taken it up as his primary means of transport. He greatly appreciates the bike lanes already in place but concedes that there are not currently enough to make biking in Wellington as safe as it could be.


"With more connected lanes, biking numbers will increase dramatically and will benefit both us, and our planet."


by Matt Lorah #PeopleofHutt

October 18, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
16
Oct

Adrian Kearns, a Northland resident, has succeeded in living in the city without a car since 2010.

Since April he abandoned the buses due to their unreliability.

He picked up a Bullitt electric cargo bike for both commuting and going to the grocery store, and has never looked back.

“I love the exercise, lowered environmental impact, and mixing with the cycling community.”

He believes that safety is the biggest issue preventing more people from cycling.

On some streets, things have gotten so bad that I plan my route around where the least traffic will be, and not around...

October 16, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
15
Oct

Peter Burtonwood stopped to talk with us at our people-protected bike lane event, on his commute home from work at the Fire Service. He has been cycling all his life and he enjoys the reliability of getting places on time, and the freedom to go wherever he wants.

“I hope the City Council will prioritize linking up the many bike lanes around the city to make it less fragmented and a more consistent cycling experience.”

by Matt Lorah #PeopleofWellington

October 15, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
11
Oct

Be it commuting to work, biking around the bays, or mountain biking in the hills, Jill Ford does it all. This Newtown resident has been consistently biking since her days in university and sees no end in sight. She says the lack of cycling lanes and the oversaturation of cars are holding back the popularity of cycling in Wellington.

“To reach our carbon reduction goals our leaders need to be brave. They need to have a long-term vision. We need to update all of our public transportation systems, especially bike lanes to reduce the number of cars on the road.”
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October 11, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
10
Oct

As co-chair of Cycle Wellington, Linda Beatson gets to interact with a lot of people on bikes. At the people-protected bike lane event on Cambridge Terrace, she said that her favorite part was getting to meet the diverse collective of people that make up the cycling community of Wellington.
“I love the convenience, reliability, and speed that come with riding a bike.”
She sees the addition of green paint to cycleways and the increasing number of cyclists as a good thing.
“The council can and should do much more to help progress the expansion of protected bike lanes.”

October 10, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
10
Oct

David Gurr is a Hataitai resident who has been riding in the city for over 30 years. Over this time he has seen risks get worse for bikers as traffic congestion has increased.  He loves getting away from cars on the town belt tracks.

“I hope to see protected bike lanes grow throughout Wellington.”

October 10, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
2
Oct

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, Wednesday 9 October 2019

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October 2, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
2
Oct

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, Wednesday 9 October 2019

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October 2, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand? Vote cycling.

Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.

There are Council elections in October. We need help to make cycling an election issue, so candidates realise that there are a lot of people on bikes out there, most of whom vote.

How you can help


Vote
Check with your Council that you are enrolled.
Vote for the candidates who best reflect your views...

September 5, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand? Vote cycling.

Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.

There are Council elections in October. We need help to make cycling an election issue, so candidates realise that there are a lot of cyclists out there, most of whom vote.

How you can help


Vote
Check with your Council that you are enrolled.
Vote for the candidates who best reflect your views on...

September 5, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand? Vote cycling.

Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.

There are Council elections in October. We need help to make cycling an election issue, so candidates realise that there are a lot of cyclists out there, most of whom vote.

How you can help


Vote
Check with your Council that you are enrolled.
Vote for the candidates who best reflect your views on...

September 5, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
3
Sep

Opinion: Ruling against cyclist may actually be good for cyclists

By Simon Louisson

A lost court ruling for a British cyclist, who was sued for colliding with a “zombie” pedestrian running a red light, may actually be great for cyclists and cycling in the UK as well as Aotearoa.

 

A UK court...

September 3, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
23
Jul

Lessons from Planning the Cycling City summer school in the Netherlands
By Patrick Morgan, CAN Project Manager

This month I attended Planning the Cycling City summer school in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam. Lucky me. Along with 30 students from 20 countries, we examined cycling through social sciences lenses. We applied lessons from planning, economics, modelling, history, marketing, epistemology, and anthropology. We rode 10,000 km over the three weeks.

What did I learn?

Dutch city streets are quiet places. You can hear...

July 23, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
22
Jul

Cyclists welcome new road safety strategy

Cycling advocates say the Government's new transport strategy is good news for safer roads.


The Government released the Road to Zero strategy for consultation last week.


Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says everyone's a winner under the new plan – but that quick action is needed.

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July 22, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
6
Jun

The case for safe and appropriate speeds

AA bosses argued that cutting limits did not necessarily increase road safety, while transport leaders said such a move risked "slowing New Zealand down".

But Patrick Morgan, from the advocacy group Cycling Action Network, said road safety should not be framed as a "productivity or compliance issue".

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June 6, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
6
Jun

Patrick goes Dutch

What can the Dutch teach New Zealand about cycling and street design?


That's what cycling advocate Patrick Morgan will find out at the Planning the Cycling City summer school in Amsterdam this month.


He is one of thirty people from around the world selected for the three week programme.


Mr...

June 6, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
22
May

MEDIA STATEMENT from Bike Auckland: 10am Wednesday 22 May 2019

Certainty at last for Aucklanders yearning to bike across the bridge?

Bike Auckland welcomes the New Zealand Transport Agency’s preferred design for an Auckland
Harbour Bridge Shared Path as an important breakthrough.

“Ever since the bridge was built, people have wanted to walk and bike across it,” says Barb
Cuthbert, Chair of the advocacy organisation Bike Auckland. “Locals and visitors alike constantly tell
us they’re aghast that in 2019, in our biggest city,...

May 22, 2019 Patrick READ MORE