Better by bike

Life is better by bike, is the message at this year's annual celebration of cycling, Go By Bike Day, 13 February.

"Biking is booming in Wellington," says Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson Patrick Morgan. "Since 2006 the number of people commuting by bikes has doubled."

He says people are rediscovering the simplicity and convenience of getting about by bike.

"There's a new wave of people riding chic European-styled bikes, fixies, cargo bikes and electric-assist bikes."

He says a special guest at this year's event is a city bus...

February 5, 2013 Patrick READ MORE

by Liz Mikkelson

Our trip through America (San Francisco and Boston), the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy lasted three and a half months. We took bikes as an alternative to using buses and taxis to get around at each of our destinations. Being in our seventies, we knew that sightseeing would tire us out in no time if we had to walk everywhere. It quickly became clear that we would need to purchase folding bikes, as ordinary bikes could not always be accommodated on trains and buses.

Facilities for bikes varied across the trains. Commuter trains had dedicated...

February 2, 2013 stephenw READ MORE

By Alastair Smith

On the Pacific Rim there is a country where a government initiative has resulted in a network of off road cycle paths spanning the country. New Zealand's Nga Haerenga? Well maybe some time in the future, but now this describes South Korea.

When you think of South Korea, you're more likely to think of hi-tech industries and the bustling Asian Tiger cities, rather than cycling facilities. So it was something of a revelation to me on a recent cycle touring trip to South Korea to discover a network of off road cycle paths spreading across the country that...

February 2, 2013 stephenw READ MORE

by Julie Norris

The Taupo Cycling Summit is a forum initiated by the Taupo District Council and Bike Taupo. Held on 20 September, it was a chance for organisations with an interest in cycling in the Taupo district to get to know each other by explaining who they are, their current situation, potential growth opportunities, and their vision for cycling in Taupo. Representatives from the Taupo District Council, Destination Great Lake Taupo, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Bike Taupo Advocacy Group, Department of Conservation, Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Dirt Jump Bike Club, Bike...

February 2, 2013 stephenw READ MORE

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January 31, 2013 donggu520 READ MORE

Bicycles and summer go together, and kids of all ages will be heading out on new bikes this week.

Cycling Advocates Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan says a bicycle is always near the top of the Christmas wish list.

"This year is no different with TradeMe reporting bikes in the top searches."

"With new cycle trails now open all over New Zealand, it's going to be a biking hot summer."

For those lucky enough to find a bicycle at the foot of the Christmas tree, Cycling Advocates Network has some tips:

· Cycling is fun; having fun is more important than going...

December 20, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

December 2013 a couple of committee members reporting trouble in editing pages or attaching images, and since there are a few "issues" with some parts of the website not working 100%, they have wondered if their trouble is also due to a website fault. 

As a test, on ths page I will embed a small small low res version of a graphic for the CAN Do.and place a higher res version of it as an attachment.

Note this graphic is NOT going to be used. Barb Insull is a little bit wary of the low cut neckline on the dress. it is just that is is the first thing I thought of...

December 18, 2012 stephenw READ MORE

New Zealand cycle safety received a significant financial boost this week through a $1.2million investment by the Road Safety Trust.

This monetary commitment is recognition of the quality of BikeNZ's and the Cycling Advocates' Network's (CAN) road safety programmes and will assist with the delivery of BikeNZ's Introduction to Road programme around New Zealand, over a three year period.

"This funding will enable us to deliver a whole lot of programmes and training to people who we otherwise would not have been able to assist. It will allow us to do more in terms of making the...

December 14, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

Making the Move - On-road Workshop
The Making the Move workshop is an intensive on-road (outside) session aimed at, those who are contemplating riding to work and want to increase their confidence cycling in traffic and those who want tips and advice on urban cycling.

Time: 90 minutes
Number of Participants: Maximum 6
Trainer: Patrick Morgan (or other CAN approved trainer)
Cost per session: $300 +gst (4 hours, 2.5 prep, 1.5 delivery) all materials

This session will give participants an opportunity to practise...

December 4, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

Gearing up - Seminar
The Gearing up seminar is aimed at the ‘Bike-curious'. It can be people who are not confident in traffic, those who are contemplating riding to work, those who cycle for leisure but don't cycle to work, and those contemplating buying a bike. Experienced cyclists are also welcome to share their knowledge and tips.

Time: 60 minutes
Number of Participants: Maximum 15
Trainer: Patrick Morgan (or other CAN approved trainer)
Cost per session: $250 +gst (This covers 2 hours preparation, 1 hour delivery and all materials)


December 4, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

News release from Cycle Aware Wellington,
4 December 2012

Roll On Wellington Awards reward the best of cycling

Cycle-friendly workplaces are winning awards from the Wellington cycling community, with Transpower, Inland Revenue and Statistics NZ among the best.

Cycle Aware Wellington presented the Roll On Wellington Awards on 4 December.

Spokesperson James Burgess says the awards showcase the best and brightest of cycling in Wellington.

"They're a great opportunity for the cycling community to show their support for the things they...

December 4, 2012 Patrick READ MORE


Cycle Action Waikato (CAWaikato) have 2 Fleetbikes to loan to Hamilton Businesses*

These fleetbikes will enable your staff to reduce their vehicle usage for short work-based trips.

They are great for getting to and from inner city meetings and, the bikes are
fitted with large waterproof saddlebags for carrying all the goodies you may need.

Your organisation could be the next to benefit! - REGISTER NOW...
Fill in the attached (Application of interest) form and email it to: -


November 26, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

April 13-14, 2013, Auckland.
Are you passionate about more people on bikes, more often? Join us in the heart of Auckland on 13-14 April for CAN's National Cycling Summit.


The weekend included CAN's AGM, workshops, training, rides, plenty of food and drink and a chance to catch up with fellow "CANners" from around New Zealand.

Evaluation report, 2 May 2013

More details about previous CAN Dos

Venue: Pioneer Womens' Hall, Cnr High St and Freyburg Place, Auckland CBD

CAN's Roles and Achievements


November 14, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

Full submission attached as pdf below.

Thank you for your email of 4 October 2012 inviting our organisation to present our views for the next stage of the Safer Journeys road safety strategy. We appreciate the opportunity to put forward our thoughts and welcome any further engagement in the development and implementation of the resulting Action Plan and initiatives.

This submission has been prepared by members of the Cycling Advocates' Network with expertise in road safety.

Covers: alcohol (lowering BAC to 0.05), safer speeds, speed enforcement, unsafe...

November 12, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

CAN's Cycling Suits programme is great for businesses and organisations looking to promote healthy active behaviour among employees.


Cycling Suits offers three products which an organisation can use in any combination.

Gearing Up, a 60 minute in-house seminarMaking the Move, a 90 minute on-road workshopBecoming a Bike Friendly Employer, a consultation and advice service for employers

The Gearing Up and Making the Move sessions are designed for people who know how to ride a bike, but would like to start using their bikes to ride to work or to enhance their leisure riding. The...

November 7, 2012 Patrick READ MORE


Last week for public consultation on the New Plymouth Central Area Urban Design


The public survey that can be completed online closes this Friday, 9th November.

The survey form can be reached here.

November 5, 2012 Graeme READ MORE

CAN submitted recently on the LTM Amendment Bill 2012


The submission is attached.  

October 24, 2012 Graeme READ MORE

 Fix your bike. Save money. Have fun.

 Auckland Tumeke Cycle Space

Whangarei, Whare Bike community bike workshop (corner Woods Road and Commerce St)

Hamilton Kids on Bikes

Turangi tbc

New Plymouth Bike kitchen

Palmerston North Green Bikes, 235 Main Street

Whanganui Green Bikes

Paekakariki  Bike Library c/- Jan Nisbet, St Peter's Hall

Porirua / Titahi Bay NZ Green Bikes Trust


October 17, 2012 Patrick READ MORE

As well as our own workspace and website right here , there's a growing group of CAN people using facebook to share stories and ideas. You can find them here



October 9, 2012 stephenw READ MORE

Transport: It's the economy, stupid
An article highlighting the economic nonsense of the Govt's current motorway-focused transport programme.
By Glen Koorey

In New Zealand, transport is a very hot topic in local government yet barely features at the national level. A number of mayoralties have been won and lost in the past on the back of controversial transport projects (road through Hagley Park, anyone?) but I have yet to see it become one of the defining issues in a general election.

It is ironic therefore that the majority of transport funding in...

September 12, 2012 Patrick READ MORE