Some facts and figures in support of investment in cycling-

The Urban Cycleway Programme offers a 2 to 1 deal for Councils.  Roughly speaking, for every dollar you raise, the Land Transport Fund can provide a dollar, and the UCP another.There's a huge pent-up demand to swap short car trips for cycling.  Parts of Wellington have experienced almost 90% increases in cycle commuting in recent years (Statistics NZ).  New cycling facilities rapidly attract new users (Monsere et al, 2014, NITC)After the quakes, Christchurch's Share an Idea survey gathered overwhelming support for a cycling and...

April 30, 2015 Will Andrews READ MORE

Cyclists urged to light up now Matariki is upon us

Cyclists need to make sure they are well lit through the winter months, says the Cycling Advocates' Network.

"The onset of the wintry weather and shorter days means it's time for cyclists to check their lights and...

April 1, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

A PDF is attached of Professor Simon Kingham's keynote address, 28 March 2015

March 28, 2015 DavidHawke READ MORE

2015 CAN AGM: Chairman's Report

1. What CAN does
Broadly speaking:

Advocating behind the scenes with politicians, public servants and stakeholder groups.Providing a consistent and informed media presence that presents the societal and personal benefits of cycling and the needs of people on bikes.Supporting local groups in their advocacy (although the relative importance of this role has dropped since the 2013 CAN Do in Auckland).

All of these activities aim to "get more people on bikes, more often".

2. Three...

March 26, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

 caption: Wellington Ciclovia 2015 


Key responsibilities

 Work undertaken


Co-deliver along with designated CAN Committee members, the political engagement plans with the strategic direction determined in conjunction with the hired consultant. 

Refer quarterly Performance Reports. Meeting held with Associate Minister Craig Foss 19/3, and Labour transport spokesman Phil Twyford will be 26/3. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry responded: suggests CAN meets DoC first, maybe meet her later in the...

March 24, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

Join the movement - come to CAN Do
in Christchurch 28-29 March
Are you passionate about more people on bikes, more often? Join us in Christchurch for CAN's National Cycling Summit, the CAN Do.

2015 is a big year for making New Zealand a better place to ride a bike. With $100m of new investment for urban cycling from the Government, ambitious plans from Councils, and flourishing bike culture, we're on our way.

Join us at CAN Do to connect, learn, ride, and play your part.

Dates: 28-29 March, 2015; start Saturday morning &...

February 27, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

Do you love to ride? Share the love.

Love to Ride is a new online platform that makes it fun and easy to encourage your friends and colleagues to ride. From 6 to 31 March, Love to Ride is running a new team-based challenge where people form teams, encourage people to ride and win great prizes.
Love to Ride is an ideal follow-on from February's Bike Wise Month.

Please see below for a little more about Love to Ride. You can also check out the Love to Ride NZ website.

We want to let as many people know about the...

February 27, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

Wellington bike party

Update: a record 1400 people were at Wellington's Go By Bike Day. Great weather and booming popularity were the reasons.

Life is better by bike, is the message at this year's annual bike party on Go By Bike Day, 11 February.

"Biking is booming in Wellington," says Cycle Aware Wellington chairman James Burgess. "Since 2006 the number of people commuting by bikes has doubled. New figures from WCC show that for the first time in decades bikes are 10 percent of traffic in some suburbs."

He says people are rediscovering the...

February 4, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

"We applaud Simon Bridges' leadership on investing in cycling. If he can get these projects delivered, he will be the best Minister of Transport that cycling has ever had."

"We call on Councils to respond to his leadership, and match his commitment to high-quality urban cycling networks."

"Getting more people on bikes reduces pressure on the road, bus and rail networks, cuts pollution, and improves life for everyone, whether or not they cycle themselves."

Patrick Morgan, CAN - Cycling Advocates Network
Tel 027-563-4733027-563-4733, twitter: @...

January 29, 2015 Patrick READ MORE

The cities we want: towards sustainable urban transport
(Monday, 2 February 2015)

Presentation "Successful advocacy" available on request to,nz

January 29, 2015 Patrick READ MORE


The original article on "Digital Chainlinks - some attributes" was posted back in July 2014.

What follows is a tentative take on how a typical article might look with embedded links etc. It is essentially written in the same style that I would use for a hard-copy Chainlinks. Do we need to change this? Comments VERY Welcome! I've tweaked the first paragraph in response to a suggestion from Alastair

Meeting the challenge posed to cycling by ongoing urban sprawl 

Recent high level planning documents for Christchurch and Auckland continue to propose...

December 29, 2014 DavidHawke READ MORE

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

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

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

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

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.

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

November 13, 2014 Patrick READ MORE

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

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

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


October 21, 2014 Graeme READ MORE


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