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10
Dec

Attached are notes for organisers of Go By Bike / Bike to Work Day.

These are somewhat dated (2002) but the process is a good one all the same. Technology and Social media undoubtedly make promotion a lot easier.

Source: marilyn Northcotte - many thanks.

December 10, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
8
Dec

The NZTA Cycle Friendly Awards 2014Winners Gold handed out for NZ's top walking and cycling champions

 

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown tonight recognised New Zealand's top champions for walking and cycling, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards were announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE 2014 Conference in Nelson.

 

Awards coordinator Dirk de Lu says the Awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for better walking and cycling by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best...

December 8, 2014 Dirk READ MORE
5
Dec

eBikes (also known as Pedelecs) are bicycles with an electric motor to assist pedalling. A survey of CAN members found that over half the respondents (52%) had considered buying an eBike, and 14% owned an eBike.

A frequent reason for buying an eBike included the need to ride up hills  but also a desire to ride faster, have more power to carry loads, and to overcome issues from health or disability.

Many members commented that eBikes were a way to attract new cyclists, and provide an alternative to using cars. 

"I see eBikes as allowing an extra segment of the population...

December 5, 2014 AlastairS READ MORE
3
Dec

Roll On Wellington Awards reward the best of cycling

Caption: James from CAW with the Brooklyn Trail Diggers Chris, Kevin, Craig and Andrew



Caption: Patrick Morgan from CAW and David from Bicycle Junction

Wellington's mountain bike trailbuilding community has been named as the best of biking in Wellington. And the local cycling community gave a big thumbs up to Go Wellington Buses, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Floyd's Cafe, Moore Wilsons and Bicycle Junction amongst others.

Cycle Aware...

December 3, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
13
Nov

Let's celebrate the best of biking in Wellington

Once again Cycle Aware Wellington is proud to present the 'Roll on Wellington' awards. This is where we get to celebrate what is great about cycling in Wellington.

Join us on Tuesday 2 December free for the awards ceremony! Winners announced
6--7:30pm at Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane, opposite Tory St Bunnings, Wellington

Details of the event will be here and on the CAW facebook page.

Categories
Most bike-friendly shop
Most bike-friendly cafe...

November 13, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
24
Oct

Best cycling projects and champions announced

Cycle Friendly Awards 2014, supported by NZ Transport Agency

New Zealand's best cycling projects, campaigns and champion were announced at the
2 WalkandCycle Conference in Nelson today.

The winners in six categories were recognised for their contributions to making cycling a fun, safe everyday activity for all New Zealanders.

"We're delighted to see the quality of finalists gets better and better each year," said Cycling Advocates' Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"With wide...

October 24, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
22
Oct

Policy Statement:

A nationwide expansion in separated cycling infrastructure is underway. People riding their bikes on these facilities will interact with each other and with people walking; people using their bikes for everyday cycling will almost inevitably continue to share the road space with motor vehicle drivers. People cycling, walking and driving need to see each other as individual people and consider each others' viewpoints. Any substantive improvement in the safety of people driving, cycling or walking requires attitudinal change on the part of all involved, by following...

October 22, 2014 DavidHawke READ MORE
21
Oct

Here is a copy of our submission emailed off to the NZTA on the 21st.

 

October 21, 2014 Graeme READ MORE
20
Oct

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October 20, 2014 moava READ MORE
14
Oct

Nelson is set to become a destination for some of the country's - and the world's - top walking and cycling experts and advocates later this month, as it plays host to New Zealand's second 2WALKandCYCLE Conference.

Uli Neumann, Conference Co-Convenor, says the organisers are delighted to be holding 2WALKandCYCLE 2014 in Nelson. Running from 29 to 31 October, 2WALKandCYCLE promotes walking and cycling for everyday transport, recreation and tourism.

Uli says Nelson is seen by many as the walking and cycling capital of New Zealand and will provide a stimulating and ideal setting...

October 14, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
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

 ...

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