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29
Sep

Action needed on cycling safety

Cycling advocates are calling for Government action, following a fatal crash in Christchurch today.

"Clearly we aren't doing enough to protect the 1.5 million New Zealanders who ride bikes," said Mr Morgan.

"We want the Government to commit to taking quick action on the Cycling Safety Panel's report, due in November."

The Cycling Safety Panel last week released their draft report for feedback (http://www.nzta.govt.nz/consultation/cycling-safety-panel/) and that includes draft recommendations for trucks..

Reports...

September 29, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
12
Sep

The $300 million investment in cycling announced today by Greens co-leader Russel Norman pays a triple dividend, says CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"It improves our health, reduces road congestion and gives people more transport choices."
"Better cycling is great news whether you ride a bike or not."
"With obesity threatening to overwhelm our health system, investing in cycling is a smart move."
Mr Morgan says there's strong public support from the 1.5 million New Zealanders who ride bikes.
"We've invested more than $100 million in the New Zealand Cycle Trails...

September 12, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
8
Sep

News release from Cycle Aware Wellington

Greens' transport plan a game-changer for Wellington
Cycling advocates have welcomed a new plan from the Green Party to address Wellington's transport issues.

"This policy raises the bar for cycling in Wellington," said James Burgess, Chairman of Cycle Aware Wellington.

"$80m over five years on cycleways would be a game-changer in meeting high public demand."

Since the 2006 Census, cycling in Wellington has grown by 73 percent, despite no significant spending.

"The plan's integrated...

September 8, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
21
Aug


There are still places on the post-conference ride. Two and four day options are available. Contact Alastair Smith with your preferences.

August 21, 2014 AlastairS READ MORE
18
Aug


Cyclists welcome investment in health and better transport

The $100 million investment in cycling announced on Monday by Prime Minister John Key pays a triple dividend, says CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"It improves our health, reduces road congestion and gives people more transport choices."

"Better cycling is great news whether you ride a bike or not."

"With obesity threatening to overwhelm our health system, investing in cycling is a smart move."

Mr Morgan says there's strong public support from the 1.5 million New Zealanders who ride bikes.

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August 18, 2014 Graeme READ MORE
11
Aug

Cycle Friendly Awards 2014 - Awards Finalists announced

This year people supporting cycling in New Zealand will be gathering in Nelson at the 2 WalkandCycle Conference. Celebrate people who make it happen at the Cycle Friendly Awards ceremony. Held in conjunction with Living Streets Aotearoa's famed Golden Foot Awards

Finalists by Category with description

ViaStrada Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation


Wellington City Council Annual Plan Funding Increase

Wellington City...

August 11, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
8
Aug

The NZTA Cycle Friendly Awards 2014 Finalists Announcement!

This year people supporting cycling in New Zealand will be gathering in Nelson at the 2 WalkandCycle Conference. Celebrate people who make it happen at the Cycle Friendly Awards ceremony.  Held in conjunction with Living Streets Aotearoa's famed Golden Foot Awards

 

Finalists listed randomly by Category with description

 

ViaStrada Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Public Organisation

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August 8, 2014 Dirk READ MORE
31
Jul

Sign here to ask Govt to triple cycling funding


I would like to see the walking and cycling budget in the 2015 Government Policy Statement on land transport increased from $15-30 million per year to $45-90 million per year for the next 3 years with progressive increases after that. This is a small increase relative to the total budget of $3.5 billion per year, but would start to make a real difference for cycling. The NZ Transport Agency should take an active leadership role in improving cycling, and should help kickstart local councils by funding more than the usual amount for...

July 31, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
9
Jul


Cyclists want answers from political parties

Cyclists are calling for better protection, following the Coroner's inquest into the death of Jane Farrelly, held in Hamilton this week.

Mrs Farrelly was killed after being struck by a truck near Taupo on March 16 last year.

Cycling Advocates Network spokesman Patrick Morgan said many people are angry, and want to know what the Government will do to protect them.

Coverage of the Coroner's inquest into Jane Farrelly's death is disturbing, he said.

"The Police investigator is reported as saying...

July 9, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
25
Jun

Attached are slides from my talk at the 5th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium: Future mobilities and resilience, 3 July 2014
Patrick Morgan

 

 

June 25, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
17
Jun

1.5 million New Zealanders ride bikes, but less than 0.5 percent of the transport budget goes on cycling.
We are missing out on compelling benefits for the whole community:
- better health
- cheap transport
- less traffic congestion
- prosperous business
- safer streets
- cleaner air
- popular
- fun
We need protected cycle lanes on busy roads, safer speeds, and better training for drivers and those on bikes.
When more people cycle more often, we all win.

Sources: Ministry of Transport, CAN

Have your say on...

June 17, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
12
Jun


Cycle Aware Wellington is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving conditions for cyclists and encouraging more people to bike more often. We advocate for people who use their bikes for transport and recreation. Since 1994, we have worked constructively with councils, government, business and the community on a wide variety of cycling projects. We represent 600 members and supporters, and the 70,000 Wellingtonians who ride bikes.

Many people have questions about the planned cycleway. Here's some responses.

What's the plan?...

June 12, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
20
May


Situation Vacant - Project Based Work

The Road User Workshop programme is a programme designed to educate cyclists and professional drivers about sharing the road with each other. The programme, developed and delivered by the Cycling Advocates' Network in cooperation with BikeNZ, is currently funded by the Road Safety Trust and overseen by NZTA. Working alongside other road users including representatives from the transport industry, the programme aims to make New Zealand roads a safer and more pleasant environment for all road users.

The CAN-managed project requires a project...

May 20, 2014 Graeme READ MORE
7
May

It's a huge day for Wellington: am thrilled that our city council today unanimously approved the cycling budget of $4.3m. (For context, total transport budget is $69m).

This is a win for all of us - whether you ride a bike or not. Less congestion, less pressure on parking. More fun. More choices. Safer streets. More smiles.

Big thanks to everyone who worked over the past decade to get us here. Chapeau!

May 7, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
5
May

CAN arranged a series of actions to protect the 1.5 million NZers on bikes. We are calling on all political parties to pledge to act on the Cycling Expert Safety Panel's report, due in Sept. Their first meeting was Tuesday 15 April.
These rides celebrate the lives of those people lost to us while cycling and to push for change to ensure these deaths stop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBnwdQ3rHDQ&feature=youtu.be

May 5, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
1
May

 

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


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

The General Election is on Saturday 20 September. 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 your enrolment at elections.org.nz
Vote for the party and...

May 1, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
29
Apr

Hutt City Council has released it's annual plan - with no change to the level of cycle funding.

At our last meeting a number of people offered to make submissions. Would you all consider doing so? This is a numbers game.

Making a submission is easy - see http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/annualplan and go down to "tell us what you think". You have to create and verify an account. There's a survey which you can complete or not as you wish. Typing only a couple of sentences in the "any other comments" box is what we're after.

Even easier: email your...

April 29, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
28
Apr

Presented at VeloCity 2014

Thursday 29 May, 9:20am Hall E, Adelaide Convention centre
Presenting Author: Patrick Morgan
CAN - Cycling Advocates' Network, New Zealand
patrick@can.org.nz  @patrickmorgan

Summary: Successful strategies for repositioning cycling from sport to transport

Summary
In a car-centric culture, how do you get more people on bikes, more often?

To achieve mainstream acceptance of cycling as a valuable part of an integrated transport system, advocates in New Zealand are...

April 28, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
11
Apr

News release from Cycling Advocates Network and BikeNZ

Politicians can no longer ignore cycle safety

Following recent cycling deaths, cyclists will rally at Parliament on Tuesday 15 April.

Cycling Advocates Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says many people are angry after the deaths.

Student nurse Sharla Haerewa was riding in a Christchurch cycle lane, had lights and high vis.

Teacher Jocelyn Goodwin was riding in a Palmerston North cycle lane on a training ride.

"Clearly we aren't doing enough to protect the 1.5 million New Zealanders...

April 11, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
8
Apr


Members of Cycle Aware Manawatu were devastated to hear of the death of Jocelyn Goodwin, a local cyclist who is well known and respected in the Palmerston North community and beyond. Our thoughts are with her family and everyone involved and affected by the tragedy.

We would like to encourage all drivers and cyclists to be aware of one another and road conditions to ensure the safety of all road users.

This tragedy is an unfortunate reminder that we all need to do much more to protect people on bikes. The road concerned recently had its speed limit reduced from...

April 8, 2014 Patrick READ MORE