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2
Oct

People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. So we're taking action into our own hands. If the city won’t protect us, we will protect our own.
Join us as we build our own people protected bike lane on Cambridge Tce, Wellington. Meet at the Basin Reseve end. Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off.

7:30 – 8:30am, Wednesday 9 October 2019

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October 2, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
2
Oct

People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. So we're taking action into our own hands. If the city won’t protect us, we will protect our own.
Join us as we build our own people protected bike lane on Cambridge Tce, Wellington. Meet at the Basin Reseve end. Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off.

7:30 – 8:30am, Wednesday 9 October 2019

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October 2, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand? Vote cycling.

Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.

There are Council elections in October. We need help to make cycling an election issue, so candidates realise that there are a lot of people on bikes out there, most of whom vote.

How you can help


Vote
Check with your Council that you are enrolled.
Vote for the candidates who best reflect your views...

September 5, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand? Vote cycling.

Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.

There are Council elections in October. We need help to make cycling an election issue, so candidates realise that there are a lot of cyclists out there, most of whom vote.

How you can help


Vote
Check with your Council that you are enrolled.
Vote for the candidates who best reflect your views on...

September 5, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
5
Sep

Do you want safer and more attractive cycling in New Zealand? Vote cycling.

Whether you are a family with kids, a mountain biker, roadie, commuter or simply love to ride, now is the time to take action.

There are Council elections in October. We need help to make cycling an election issue, so candidates realise that there are a lot of cyclists out there, most of whom vote.

How you can help


Vote
Check with your Council that you are enrolled.
Vote for the candidates who best reflect your views on...

September 5, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
3
Sep

Opinion: Ruling against cyclist may actually be good for cyclists

By Simon Louisson

A lost court ruling for a British cyclist, who was sued for colliding with a “zombie” pedestrian running a red light, may actually be great for cyclists and cycling in the UK as well as Aotearoa.

 

A UK court...

September 3, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
23
Jul

Lessons from Planning the Cycling City summer school in the Netherlands
By Patrick Morgan, CAN Project Manager

This month I attended Planning the Cycling City summer school in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam. Lucky me. Along with 30 students from 20 countries, we examined cycling through social sciences lenses. We applied lessons from planning, economics, modelling, history, marketing, epistemology, and anthropology. We rode 10,000 km over the three weeks.

What did I learn?

Dutch city streets are quiet places. You can hear...

July 23, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
22
Jul

Cyclists welcome new road safety strategy

Cycling advocates say the Government's new transport strategy is good news for safer roads.


The Government released the Road to Zero strategy for consultation last week.


Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says everyone's a winner under the new plan – but that quick action is needed.

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July 22, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
6
Jun

The case for safe and appropriate speeds

AA bosses argued that cutting limits did not necessarily increase road safety, while transport leaders said such a move risked "slowing New Zealand down".

But Patrick Morgan, from the advocacy group Cycling Action Network, said road safety should not be framed as a "productivity or compliance issue".

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June 6, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
6
Jun

Patrick goes Dutch

What can the Dutch teach New Zealand about cycling and street design?


That's what cycling advocate Patrick Morgan will find out at the Planning the Cycling City summer school in Amsterdam this month.


He is one of thirty people from around the world selected for the three week programme.


Mr...

June 6, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
22
May

MEDIA STATEMENT from Bike Auckland: 10am Wednesday 22 May 2019

Certainty at last for Aucklanders yearning to bike across the bridge?

Bike Auckland welcomes the New Zealand Transport Agency’s preferred design for an Auckland
Harbour Bridge Shared Path as an important breakthrough.

“Ever since the bridge was built, people have wanted to walk and bike across it,” says Barb
Cuthbert, Chair of the advocacy organisation Bike Auckland. “Locals and visitors alike constantly tell
us they’re aghast that in 2019, in our biggest city,...

May 22, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
17
May

Thorndon Quay people protected bike lane

People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. Will Let's Get Wellington Moving deliver?
Join us as we build a people protected bike lane, and demand the protection we need. 

Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off.

Where: Thorndon Quay, opposite the fire station.
When  7:30 – 8:30am, Wednesday 22 May 2019

May 17, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
14
May

Let's Get Wellington Biking - pop up bike party!
People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. Will Let's Get Wellington Moving deliver?
Join us as we host a pop up bike party and demand the protection we need. Meet at the north end of the Basin Reserve by Kent and Cambridge Terraces. 

Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off.

7:30 – 8:30am, Friday 17 May 2019

May 14, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
24
Apr

People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. So we're taking action into our own hands. If the city won’t protect us, we will protect our own.
Join us as we build our own people protected bike lane on Victoria St. Meet on the corner of Victoria and Bond St, by the Lido cafe. Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off.

5 – 5:45pm, Wednesday 1 May 2019

April 24, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
9
Apr

People on bikes deserve protection. We love the protected bike lanes Wellington City Council has built, but progress is far too slow. So we're taking action into our own hands. If the city won’t protect us, we will protect our own.
Join us as we build our own people protected bike lane on Featherston St, Wellington. Meet on the corner of Featherston and Ballance Sts. Let's show the Council we need them to move much faster on building safe and healthy streets. We'll all be better off.

7:45 – 8:30am, Wednesday 10 April 2019...

April 9, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
19
Feb

We deserve Healthy Streets
You would expect a cycling advocacy organisation like CAN to be campaigning for bike lanes and safe traffic speeds. But as they say, "Sell the cake, not the ingredients". That's why we're fans of the Healthy Streets approach. It starts with an inclusive vision of what we want: streets that are good for us. Streets that are socially and economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable.

A street that works for people is a street that is good for health.

Towns and cities everywhere are facing the challenge of keeping...

February 19, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
14
Feb

The arrival of e-scooters in significant numbers in NZ creates issues for how we get around. What are the issues?
by Patrick Morgan

Although there are some risks, overall there are net benefits.
- more demand for bike lanes and traffic calming
- helps transition to low-carbon, less car-dependent transport
- but risks need to be managed
- footpaths are primarily for people on foot.

Policy
E-scooters are here already. It's a bad look to seek to restrict something that's already proving...

February 14, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
1
Feb

No loss of life is acceptable, is the message behind the development of the Government’s new road safety strategy,"says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter.

I need your help: 2019 will be a big year for road safety, with the Government consulting on a new safety strategy.
But there will be push back. We'll need to have our say to get good programmes across the line. There's potentially big wins on safe speeds, a close passing rule, and more cycleways.
CAN will upgrade our digital campaign tools, to help people have their say.
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February 1, 2019 Patrick READ MORE
11
Oct

CAN is organising our biggest bike expo in Christchurch, on the 13 and 14 October, at the Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram.

The NZ Bike Expo will bring together everything to do with the bicycle, in a vibrant and exciting consumer show. Visitors will have opportunities to trial bikes, meet top sports people, learn about new adventures on the Events Programme, and feature prizes and giveaways as well as showcasing a wonderful range of top bike and bike-related brands and retailers.

As a cycling advocacy group we’re very keen to get more people on their bikes, enjoying...

October 11, 2018 Patrick READ MORE
9
Oct

Why do people on bikes ride two abreast?

By Patrick Morgan, Cycling Action Network


When we were in kindergarten, we learned a few basic rules on how to get along with each other.

First, follow the rules.

Second, be kind.


Now that we've left kindergarten, this...

October 9, 2018 Patrick READ MORE