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26
Feb

Shifting gears, embracing change
Why Wellingtonians will embrace cycleways

Opinion for the DomPost
29 February 2016
by Patrick Morgan, Cycling Action Network

Cycling is a hot topic.

It generates strong feelings, plenty of letters to newspapers and social media posts.

But this discussion is as much about change as it is about cycling.

Smoke-free bars. Marriage equality. The metric system. All had their detractors, but somehow the sky didn't fall in. The lesson is that we get used to change. Eventually,...

February 26, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
17
Feb

A CAN Do cycling renaissance celebrated in Waikato
News release from Cycling Action Network

With cycling on the up, advocates from around New Zealand will gather in Hamilton next month to celebrate, to push for more progress and learn from each other.

The CAN Do is a national gathering for Cycling Action Network (CAN) . CAN Do is an annual summit to plan the future direction of cycling advocacy across New Zealand. This is a special CAN Do celebration, as it's been 20 years since CAN was founded.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick...

February 17, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
11
Feb

Artists, creatives, clothing obsessives and designers- get out your software ok soft crayons, get freaky, and get your T-shirt design into our competition by March 16th!

Artists, creatives, clothing obsessives and designers- get out your software ok soft crayons, get freaky, and get your T-shirt design into our competition by March 16th!
Awesome prize package includes $250 bike voucher. Details on this JPG.  Artists, creatives, clothing obsessives and designers- get out your software ok soft crayons, get freaky, and get your T-shirt design into our competition by...

February 11, 2016 Will Andrews READ MORE
10
Feb

Urban cycleways a core priority for safety and health, says Govt
The thousands of Kiwis taking part in Go by Bike Day today demonstrates the importance of the Government's Urban Cycleways Programme, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Speaking at the annual event in Wellington this morning, Mr Bridges said making urban cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice was a core priority.

"Through the Urban Cycleways Programme central and local government are working together to deliver $333 million of new cycleway projects throughout the country...

February 10, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
9
Feb

Go By Bike Day 10 Feb 2016
Get on your bike and celebrate the awesomeness.

Find your local events here.

Wellington Go By Bike Day 7-9am Queens Wharf

February 9, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
1
Feb

Kids cycling to school - what you need to know

With more children on bikes this week, cycling advocates are offering advice to parents and drivers.

"People can expect to see more children on bikes as schools reopen this week," says Patrick Morgan from Cycling Action Network.

"Drivers need to pay extra attention, and slow down around schools."

He says some schools have a 40 km/h speed limit in place, to reduce traffic danger.

"The Government and Councils are investing $350 million in cycling, so we will see more bike lanes with children...

February 1, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
26
Jan

Cycling advocates say the Island Bay design is safe."It's been proven all over the world. I think that change is hard. People will get used to it and I predict Island Bay people will be proud of their new cycleway," said Patrick Morgan of the Cycling Action Network.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/residents-tell-wellington-co...

January 26, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
11
Jan

Short bike videos
Ask Patrick if you want to view these.

Amsterdam Bicycle Rush Hour 5 minutes, 2013
Meester Visserplein in the city centre. 5:30pm. The junction is busy, a main cycle route crosses a main motor vehicle route, but traffic flows smoothly and relaxed.

https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/amsterdam-bicycle-rush-hour/

 

The man who lived on his bike-HD 3 minutes, 2012

I love being on a bike, it helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After days and days of...

January 11, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
11
Jan

Ride before Bride
Most people might spend the eve of their wedding preparing vows or confirming last-minute changes. But Evan Floden spent the day tackling a gruelling cycle race.

Napier-born Floden lives in Spain but flew to New Zealand at the end of December to visit family and marry his partner Veronica.

On Friday, the 30-year-old competed in the Hawke's Bay Summer Cycling Carnival time trial event, a 23-kilometre flying lap that started and finished at Taradale's Church Road Winery.

Clearly not exhausted from all that, Floden also managed to...

January 11, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
7
Jan

Cycling gets safer as popularity increasesNews release from Cycling Action Network
8 January 2016

Cycling advocates are welcoming news of more people cycling, and a fall in injuries.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says both numbers are moving in the right direction.

"Increases in cycling and a fall in injuries are consistent with the 'safety in numbers' effect. It appears that as more people cycle, it gets safer."

"More journeys made by bicycle eases congestion for those who need to drive."

Auckland Transport...

January 7, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
5
Jan

Have you sampled a Cycle Trail this summer? How was it?

Imagine riding through the cool of the dense New Zealand bush, with only the call of native birds loud above the hum of your bike. Trails sweeping wide bends to reveal breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks mirrored in a still lake. Journeys such as these exist, and are exactly what ‘Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail' has to offer.

This Summer sees most of New Zealand's Great Rides open, providing exciting journeys on 2,500km of trails. These cycle trails breathe new life into old tracks, roads and...

January 5, 2016 Patrick READ MORE
21
Dec

Cycling and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

What are employers' responsibilities under the new law?

Worksafe NZ have provided the following general advice. To be sure of the position in any particular case, we would recommend that you seek legal advice.

Is an employer is liable for cyclists in three different scenarios:

· If the cyclist rides their bicycle to and from work and is injured during that travel

· If the cyclist has to ride their bicycle as a part of their work and is injured as part of their work

...

December 21, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
16
Dec

NZTA supports cycling
The Government's Urban Cycleways Programme caters to growing demand for making urban cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice. There's growing demand from New Zealander's who want to cycle more. Cycling is already the third most popular recreational activity in NZ and with up to 76% of residents in our biggest urban areas saying they'd cycle if safe, separated cycleways were provided, we're on our way to getting more people cycling to work.

Over the next three years $333 million of shared investment from the Urban Cycleways...

December 16, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
1
Dec

Roll on Wellington Awards 2015 reward the best of cycling

Community spirit and the promise of big things to come were the two main themes in this year's Roll on Wellington Awards, presented today.

Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson James Burgess says the awards showcase the best and brightest of cycling in Wellington.

"A lot's been happening in cycling over the last year, and this was reflected in the wide range of nominations. While the council's been hard at work creating a vision for the city's future, people from the community have...

December 1, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
30
Nov

Hello Bike Auckland
New name and look, same passion. Check out the new website, join, and make a difference.

November 30, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
30
Nov

Cycling to Paris: ‘Climate Journey' to U.N. Conference

Morgan Curtis '14 says the idea of biking to COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that takes place in Paris this November came to her as she sat by a woodstove this past winter.
After graduating from Dartmouth, Curtis was teaching at the Chewonki Semester School in Maine, which offers experiential environmental education to high school juniors. She was committed to grassroots climate advocacy and to the power of story telling, and wondered how she could combine her passions and call attention...

November 30, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
25
Nov

 

Location Local group
  Whangarei
Kamo route
 https://can.org.nz/whangarei                                           

Source https://www.nzta.govt.nz/walking-cycling-and-public-transport/cycling/fo...

November 25, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
23
Nov

CAN is New Zealand's national network of cycling advocates.
We work with government, local authorities, businesses and the community on behalf of cyclists, for a better cycling environment.

The Cycling Action Network (CAN) was formed in 1997 as New Zealand's national network of cycling advocate groups. It is a voice for everyday cyclists - recreational, commuter and touring. In 2015 we changed our name from Cycling Advocates' Network to Cycling Action Network. This decision is subject to ratification at CAN's 2016 AGM, in March.

CAN's new logo and...

November 23, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
16
Nov

A project 114 years in the making
The NZ Transport Agency have confirmed a $35 million project to build a dedicated cycle and walkway from Petone to Ngauranga. After extensive consultation and research, the NZTA has decided to build the path on the seaward side of the railway line. This is a major link in the intended cycle and walking corridor from Wellington to Melling.

A dedicated cycleway from Wellington to the Hutt Valley was first mooted by Thomas Wilford, Hutt MP, in a bill introduced to Parliament in 1901. In his parliamentary speech, Wilford...

November 16, 2015 Patrick READ MORE
4
Nov

Less talk, more action needed on safer cycling
Cycling advocates are calling for action from the Hamilton City Council, following a serious crash today.Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says, "We need safer speeds, better road and intersection designs, and training for drivers and people on bikes."

He says the multi-lane roundabout crash site is unsafe, but there are few alternatives for cyclists heading to the CBD across Tristram St.

"Hamilton has a Biking Plan and some good cycle paths along ring roads, but the city centre needs fixing."...

November 4, 2015 Patrick READ MORE