News

19
Jul

WhoWhatReceivedcopyeditpicsProduction?      Liz BeckLet's go article YesJohn   YesFrocksVelo City    Yes Wheel StylishYes     
     MariaDunedin approach to recruitment    Web MacKinack Island    -GraemeCAN policy - high-vis clothing YesJohn   YesDavid H Strategy meeting with local group reps.      Eldad CollinsRotorua Cycle Action update  YesLara   Yes ClaireSanta Monica Bike Centre     Simon KKiwi Brevet 2014  YesLara   Yes Jonathan KRimutaka Great Ride  YesJohn   Yes 



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July 19, 2013 claire.pascoe READ MORE
9
Jul

Is our love affair with the car waning?

Peak car (also peak car use or peak travel) is a hypothesis that motor vehicle distance traveled per capita (expressed as VKT vehicle kilometres traveled per person), predominantly by car, has peaked in at least eight major developed countries.

There are two variants of the hypothesis, one (sometimes called 'saturation' or 'plateau') that having reached a peak, car use per head will continue at about the same level indefinitely into the future, the other that after peaking car use may in...

July 9, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
9
Jul

Review of studies that have quantified the economic benefits of interventions to increase walking and
cycling for transport

Dec 2012, from Canterbury DHB

http://www.cph.co.nz/Files/QuantEconBenefitPhysicalActive.pdf

July 9, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
8
Jul

As a form of transport, the bike is hard to beat. It is non-polluting, human powered, takes up little space and is often the quickest form of transport for journeys of less than 5 km, especially around towns and cities.

Beyond simply getting from ‘A' to ‘B', cycling can be a wonderful leisure-time activity and offers excellent health benefits for relatively little cost.

Whether you are into cycling to work or school, for leisure or for fitness, the information below can help make cycling more fun and effective for you and your whānau.

More at http://www.health.govt.nz/...

July 8, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
5
Jul

 

This page will store the submissions provided by CAN and other groups or individuals to the National Inquest into Cycling Deaths, presided over by Cr Gordon Matenga between 2011-13

(note that some of these submissions refer only to one/some of the cases being investigated)

Link to final review report by the Coroner (Nov 2013)

July 5, 2013 glen READ MORE
18
Jun

Complete Streets
streets for everyone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_streets

Island Bay - CBD cycle route: briefing to Newtown Residents Assoc
17 June 2013

What's your favourite parts of Wellington?
Harbour, parks, Cuba St, Lambton Quay, Riddiford St during Newtown Festival

Fvourite cities?
Venice, Paris, Las Vegas - make a point about what makes these favourites - easy to walk, lots of people, lively streets

WCC has $2 million + for this project
See it as a win-win-win, with many benefits, such as...

June 18, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
10
Jun

CAN's Roles and Achievements
May 2013

Leadership (Advocacy)

Lobbying:

 

NZ Transport Agency dedicated Walking & Cycling Fund.

Getting There, NZ's first Walking & Cycling Strategy

Getting There National Advisory and Working Groups NZ Supplement to Austroads 14 - design guide for NZ cycle facilities.

Bike Wise - helped secure the future and increased funding.

 

NZ Road Code - Awareness of cycling included.

NZ Cycle Trails

Consideration of health benefits in the...

June 10, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
28
May

By Amanda Witherell

The Government's plan to construct Roads of National Significance is a decade too late, according to a talk given by Todd Litman, a transport policy expert visiting Wellington from Victoria, Canada.

As part of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Centre's seminar series in May, Litman said car use has peaked.

"It's time to employ a new urban planning model - one that favours accessibility over mobility - in order to meet increased consumer demand for walking, cycling and public transport," he said.

"During the 20th...

May 28, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
23
May

Writing Letters to the Editor

Basic four sentence structure:

1 State the argument that you're responding to
Is it a particular article?
What prompted you to write this?


2 State your position

3 Provide Evidence

4 Provide a Solution - say what should be done

Good to infuse wit and personality into letter -however not a must: most of the letters to the editor in the Dom Post are fairly dry.
Good to start off with a slightly more emotion-based appeal, and then end with a fact-based solution
....

May 23, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
3
May

If you build it, they will come: Capacity crowd at Wellington's cycling forum
By Amanda Witherell

The capital's first public forum on cycling drew 180 people off their bikes and into Wellington City Council chambers, overflowing capacity. Sporting cycle shorts beneath her mayoral robes, Celia Wade-Brown addressed the crowd. "We compare ourselves to Copenhagen and Portland, but we're not doing really well with cycling. Wellington is now the most dangerous place in New Zealand to ride," she said. "We want to know your priorities. We will act on them. We...

May 3, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
2
May

Many thanks to everyone who provided their thoughts and comments on the CAN Do 2013.

This report provides an overview of feedback from the CAN Do 2013, which was held at the Pioneer Women's Hall in Auckland on the 13-14 April.

CAN Do 2013 was the biggest that we have held, with 68 people registering to attend. We received feedback from 37 attendees, a respectable 54%. Of those of you that responded, 35% attended on just the Saturday and 65% attended both days.

Speakers and Format

Most of you welcomed the range and variety of speakers. Jonathan Daly...

May 2, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
26
Apr

Want better cycling in Wellington?
Do you love to ride but don't want to mix with busy traffic? Want more bike lanes?

Thanks to everyone who turned out at the WCC Cycling Forum on 1 May.
Last week we got news that Wellington had slipped form third worst to absolute worst for cycling crashes in NZ. What a disgrace. Clearly we need to lift our game, and the current spending of $1.3 million is failing to deliver safer cycling.
Please take 5-10 minutes to make a formal submission to WCC by Thursday 16 May. It's an effective way to...

April 26, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
26
Apr

* Please note change of DAY - Monday, May 6

Library Bar, 6-7:30pm

Debrief on WCC Cycling ForumMystery guest speakersSubmission time!Submission on Seaview Rd speed limit reductionWCC annual planDo we want to do  a Winter Solistice Bike ride, as ChCh are doing?Cycle lights campaign with police - schedule and extra CAW materialAGM Matters - electing new committee, membership, financial and annual reports. Rants and Raves

 

April 26, 2013 claire.pascoe READ MORE
18
Apr

WhoWhatReceivedcopyeditpicsProduction?Katy GlenieWorkplace training NO   Jena NiquadetBespoke Yes
  Stephen WoodTouring after the  CAN Do YesYes Yes YesSteven MuirHow many bikesYes Yes Yes  Alastair StewartNZ cycle trails yesyes yes yes Brian WolfmanReview of book yesyes  yes yesGlen or Axel?Riley kurbs study    Alastair SMithCAW update    Model comms?     Bikewise updateEstelleYes 
YEs  $69m to Chch?     Simon K?bike lights YEsTo come Yes  Sridhar Restorative justice     PatrickCycling in the media...

April 18, 2013 claire.pascoe READ MORE
17
Apr

Ash Holwell, Aaron Edwards (WDC Councillor), Robin Rawson (NRC?) and Paul Doherty attended the CAN Do in Auckland last weekend.

AWESOME hospitality thanks to the Cycle Action Auckland friends!  I have NEVER eaten so well.

And a room full of people donating their time and energy so willingly to make Aotearoa New Zealand a better place to cycle - kia ora koutou!

There will be a summary to follow - but mainly "CONGRATULATIONS!!!" to Ash from WhareBike who is now on the CAN National committee - bringing light and life!  Well done Ash!

Loved the logo from Bike Taupo -...

April 17, 2013 Paul Doherty READ MORE
9
Apr

Monday 1 April, Easter Monday

 

Tuesday

Draft news release about bike lights, get comments from CAN people and UK's CTC, finalise and send.

CAN Do:

Invite people to create and upload 30 second video introductionAdd new registrationsCoordinate post CAN Do ridePhone with Barb Insull re CAN Do logistics, speakers, programme, registrationsMeet with CAN volunteer on tidying up CAN Do programmeUpdate CAN achievements list. Insert subheadings

Draft CAN text for Brake's Road Safety Week campaign in May

Update Facebook and...

April 9, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
2
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 7 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 2, 2013 Patrick READ MORE
27
Mar

Front room upstairs at the LIbrary Bar, 6-7:30pm, Courtenay Place. 

1. Introductions

2. Report back from Let's Go model community expo

3. Bus/Bike workshops

4. Frocks proposal for Vienna

5. CAW's submission on local government reform

6. WCC draft annual plan submission - issues to include (another to-do list and an update on the old one?)

7. Assisting WCC with cycle lights campaign

8. Restorative justice meeting

9. Bike On comes to Wellington

10. Plan for AGM next month

11. Rants and raves

March 27, 2013 claire.pascoe READ MORE
7
Feb

by Jenny Marshall

Cycling blogs are a growing phenomenom that arguably started with the rise of blogs such as Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize.

 

For those that have not come across blogs before, blogs are a type of website where ‘bloggers' write regular articles or ‘posts' on a particular subject of interest. The strength of blogs is that they enable anybody to: voice their opinions, thoughts, and concerns; start a conversation on any particular topic; and have their posts read and commented on by anyone around the world. Whereas in the past only ‘official' channels and...

February 7, 2013 stephenw READ MORE
5
Feb

From Aideen Larkin [Aideen.Larkin@nzta.govt.nz] of NZTA:

"NZTA is about to start more improvements at Ngauranga to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely, particularly during the evening peak.
Works will begin in early February and involve improvements to the State Highway 2 (SH2) northbound on-ramp at Ngauranga to improve traffic flow and safety. This is the merge point where traffic travelling from Ngauranga towards Petone merges with SH2 just north of the Ngauranga Interchange. The work is part of stage 1 of the NZTA's Ngauranga to Aotea Quay project. These works include...

February 5, 2013 AlastairS READ MORE