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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
7
Apr

NZ Transport Agency 2014 Cycle Friendly Awards** 2014 Finalists now announced! **
** 2014 Winners now announced! **

 

NZ Transport Agency has joined with CAN to support cycling in NZ 2WALKandCYCLE Conference


Nelson is host to the 2 WalkandCycle Conference of which the  Cycle Friendly Awards ceremony is a highlight. This year's bumper crop of nominations features the best efforts of government, business, local groups, and individuals to make cycling an attractive option.

This year's awards are held in conjunction with Living Streets Aotearoa's famed Golden Foot...

April 7, 2014 Dirk READ MORE
6
Apr

Memorial Ride 15 April 2014

Are you as angry as I am about cycling deaths?
Let's take action.
With your help, CAN is arranging a series of actions to protect the 1.5 million NZers on bikes. We will call on all political parties to pledge to act on the Cycling Expert Safety Panel's report, due in Sept. Their first meeting is 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.
Will you join us on a ‪#‎MemorialRide‬? ..
Check back for details.

...

April 6, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
1
Apr

Cyclists need to make sure they are well lit as daylight saving ends, say the Cycling Advocates Network.

But those using super-bright LED lights should avoid dazzling other road users.

"Flashing super-bright bike lights can be a distraction, so keep them aimed low," says CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

The end of daylight saving on Sunday 6 April means it's time for cyclists to check their lights and batteries, says Mr Morgan.

"Some may be caught out by earlier evening twilight, so we all need to be extra careful."

"Cycling offers the ultimate trip: it's a...

April 1, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
31
Mar

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) thanks NZ Transport Agency for the opportunity to make a written submission on the Funding Assistance Rates (FAR) Review Options Discussion Document (hereafter Discussion Document).

See attached pdf for full text.

 

March 31, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
18
Mar

WCC has announced plans for improving transport in the Johnsonville Triangle.

http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/projects/johnsonville-projects/jo...

These include:

a new path for cyclists and pedestrians to by-pass the two northern roundabouts (at the intersection of Johnsonville and Moorefield roads, and Ironside, Helston and Middleton roads) cycle stop boxes at intersections

There's a community information day 8 April.

March 18, 2014 AlastairS READ MORE
13
Mar


Living Streets Aotearoa has asked CAN to endorse this proposal to change Give Way rules.
See http://www.livingstreets.org.nz/node/4794

Can I get your thoughts? Patrick

Further to this, I have a 4th-year student investigating this topic for her project later this year (have already mentioned this to Andy Smith). This will probably include some modelling and crash analysis. While we will probably focus on the pedestrian aspects, we will touch on linking in cycling too.
Glen

On 11/03/2014 8:36 p.m., Axel Wilke wrote:
> Hi Pat,
> Spent all day...

March 13, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
3
Mar


Want better cycling? Have your say today.
Good news: the city council is planning to invest $4.3 million in cycling next year, up from $1.8m.
But without strong community support, we could lose that funding, and be stuck with a few green bike boxes and crappy bike lanes.
Our Council needs to limit any increase in rates, and also has to fund libraries, pools, events, earthquake strengthening etc.
We need to let our Councillors know that safer and better cycling is a priority.

Shoot an email to annual.plan@wcc.govt.nz...

March 3, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
27
Feb


Expert cycling panel welcomed
Getting more people on bikes will deliver huge benefits to all New Zealanders, say cycling advocates.

An expert panel on cycling safety was announced today by Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse, following a recommendation from Coroner Gordon Matenga.

However, a focus on cycling safety alone is unlikely to produce the best result, says Cycling Advocates' Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"Cycling is not a problem to be solved, but a significant opportunity to deliver a range of benefits: economic,...

February 27, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
27
Feb


Central City Safer Speed Limit - Cycle Aware Wellington submission

Feb 2014
We would like to present our submission verbally.

Cycle Aware Wellington is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving conditions for existing cyclists and encouraging more people to bike more often. We advocate for cyclists who use their bikes for recreation and transport. Since 1994, we have worked constructively with local and central government, NZTA, businesses, and the community on a wide variety of cycle projects. We represent 600...

February 27, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
26
Feb


CAN Submission to WCC
Feb 2014
Cycling Advocates Network supports the Council's proposal to improve pedestrian, cyclist and motorist safety in the CBD by lowering the speed limit to 30km/h.

Safety
The Safer Journeys strategy (Ministry of Transport 2010) states that: "Pedestrians currently account for 10 percent of all road deaths and cyclists 3 percent. However, in urban areas, pedestrians and cyclists account for 30 percent of all road deaths. The majority of crashes involving a cyclist or pedestrian and a motor vehicle...

February 26, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
20
Feb

caption: Hagley Park, Christchurch

Wellington City Council is proposing to build a safer cycling route from island Bay to the Wellington CBD.
No one thinks making people cycle up busy Island Bay Parade and Adelaide Rd is a good idea. What are the best ways forward?

A DomPost story quotes Ray from the golf club and Paul from the Council but no cyclists.
Here's our 2 cents.

Good on Ray for defending his turf. The golfers have worked hard to revive the Mornington club, and it's no surprise they are cautious about proposals for a walking / cycling path....

February 20, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
14
Feb


 

You may have seen our volunteers at Go By Bike Day sporting these great Love Cycling Wellington t-shirts. Now you can order your own!

Until Feb 28, you can place an order for one of these beauties and spread the cycling love around the city. Email info@caw.org.nz to place your order (be sure to let us know if you want Male/Female and what size XS,S,M,L,XL).

Then simply transfer $35 to Cycle Aware Wellington's account, with your name and 't-shirt' as the reference. 

Cycle Aware Wellington
38-9012-0895543-00

Once the order period has closed off on Feb 28,...

February 14, 2014 claire.pascoe READ MORE
13
Feb


Cycle Aware Wellington is hiring a part-time campaign manager. We need a person to run an effective campaign for quality cycle lanes.

This will be a significant year for cycling in Wellington. In 2013 we voted for a bike-friendly council and have upped the cycling budget to $4.3 million. The next major project is the Island Bay - CBD route.
Making sure this is a high-quality cycling route is our key task, as it will set the tone for the future. There are significant stakeholder issues to resolve. Without strong community support we risk getting a poor quality cycling...

February 13, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
5
Feb

Message from Sport Wellington - nice idea to bike the course before the event!

"The annual AMI Round the Bays run/walk is on. This is a Police / NZTA / Council enforced total road closure to cyclists. Avoid Evans Bay road.

Beat...

February 5, 2014 AlastairS READ MORE
27
Jan


Sat 8 Feb International Night of the Stars & Kids Bike Race

From 6.00pm, Velodrome. Registration for kids race: 5.30pm outside Sport Wanganui.
Kids race sections: 6 & under and 7-10 years.
Visit www.cyclingwanganui.org.nz and www.sportwanganui.co.nz for more info.

Sun 9 Feb Family Bike Ride
10-11.30am starting from the i-site. Lead by Annette Main. No charge.

Tue 11 Feb Lyneke's four year cycle trip around the world
7.30pm, Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum. Hear about her...

January 27, 2014 Patrick READ MORE
18
Dec

Give the perfect bike for Christmas

Forget about Xbox and iPhones this Christmas - the best gift you could get your kid is a bike, says Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"It's the gift of freedom, independence, joy. Learning about risk and consequences. Sweating, cruising, hanging out with your mates. Maybe a bit of mischief."

What should parents look for when bike shopping?
- you get what you pay for
- go to your local bike shop for expert advice
- avoid the big box retailers
- or go second hand, take a...

December 18, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
3
Dec

News release from Cycle Aware Wellington, 3 December 2013

Roll On Wellington Awards reward the best of cycling

Mountain bike instructor Ashley Burgess has been named as Wellington's favourite cyclist, for her efforts in encouraging women and girls onto bikes.

Cycle Aware Wellington presented the Roll On Wellington Awards today, showcasing the best and brightest of cycling in Wellington.

Spokesperson James Burgess says Ashley's enthusiasm, energy and passion made her a clear winner.

"Ashley has been described as a sparkplug, champagne...

December 3, 2013 Patrick READ MORE