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To open an account on this website, please follow this link: http://cms.can.org.nz/user/register

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Link to archived submissions by Cycle Aware Manawatu can be found at:

http://www.geocities.com/cycleawarepn/submissions.html 

September 14, 2008 julied READ MORE
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Sep

To report road hazards (potholes, glass etc.), parking infringements,
broken traffic lights, contact:
HUTT CITY: 570 6666 (567 2003 a/h), cycle.fault@huttcity.govt.nz
KAPITI COAST: 04 2964 700 (hazards etc.); Police (parking enforcement)
PORIRUA: For all enquiries ring Porirua City Council call centre 04 237
5089
(24hrs), or email enquiries@pcc.govt.nz
SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT: Ravi Mangar, 06-306 9611, ravi@swdc.govt.nz
UPPER HUTT: 527 2169 (Technical Support Unit) tsu@uhcc.govt.nz
WELLINGTON: 499 4444; for reporting motorists parking...

September 13, 2008 rpsewell READ MORE
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Sep

http://www.gw.govt.nz/section1153.cfm

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Sep

“Being Cycle Aware” is a half-day road safety workshop, which aims to give participants an understanding of the issues that face cyclists every day. It has classroom and practical aspects. The workshop consists of the experience of cycling in “real” road conditions guided by an experienced cyclist, and follow up discussion/feedback to review those experiences.

We strongly believe that what we have developed to date is an effective vehicle for presenting cycling road-safety issues. We have packaged the Workshop into a kit, and encourage other groups to use the material...

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Sep

Biking is fun. Are you thinking about getting a bike for travelling to work, for weekend rides, or for your kids?

Bike shops are expert at helping you find a bike that's right for you and have qualified mechanics and sales support. Buying second-hand can be fine - just make sure it's comfortable and safe.

Fit the bike to you
The frame size must be right. There should be at least 12cm between your crotch and the cross bar when you straddle a mountain bike, and 3cm or more for other bikes. For maximum comfort and performance, your leg should be...

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Sep

CAW's survey of Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council candidates

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Sep

Workshop notes

CAW members (David, Jane, Stephen and Patrick) went riding with police and council staff this morning. We run an annual Police / Council cycle training day. There were about 40 people there.

This year we started at 8am and cycled for about an hour from Karori, Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and through town. Then we discussed some of the issues facing cyclists in city traffic. We pretty quickly figured out that cyclists sometimes have to choose between what is legal, what is practical and what is safe, e...

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Sep

Seen some dodgy driving behaviour? Fill in this form and let the Police take care of it.
This report will be used by the New Zealand Police to advise the owner of a motor vehicle about the driving behaviour you have observed and reported. The Police will regard your report as confidential; in accordance with the provisions of the law as it relates to privacy and disclosure of information.

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Sep

Links

Cycling Advocates Network New Zealand's national advocacy organisation

mountainbike.co.nz A pretty good mountain bike site

vorb.org.nz mountain biking forums, events, news, vaguely organised rides, videos and 1000s of photos. Join CAW and CAN here.

CycleWellington.com Links to everything cycling in Wellington

Cycling Health Cycling Health stands for Helmet Law Truth and Honesty. We campaign for the removal of the New Zealand...

September 13, 2008 rpsewell READ MORE
12
Sep

Cycle Aware Wellington has been concerned about the hazards posed by sump gratings on Wellington roads. The standard pattern parallel grating is liable to trap bicycle tires and cause accidents. Some sump gratings are sunken below the road surface, creating a hazardous hole. Many gratings are located at points where traffic forces cyclists into the edge of the road and it is difficult to avoid riding into the sump. In addition, there are gratings which are broken, and pose a hazard to small cars and children, let alone bicycles!

In September and October CAW canvassed...

September 12, 2008 rpsewell READ MORE
12
Sep

To commemorate and honour the lives of the riders killed on 19 June.

A video of the ride is now available.

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Sep

Check out these bike buses leaving from various parts of Wellington each morning.

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12
Sep

Bike To Work Day celebrates 10 th birthday

Hundreds of Wellington cyclists will converge on Civic Square on 1 March to celebrate ten years of Bike to Work Day in the capital.

The event, jointly organised by Cycle Aware Wellington (CAW) and Wellington City Council, will see cyclists tucking into a special themed birthday cake. They will also enjoy a free breakfast, free bike checks, giveaways, prizes, entertainment and guest speakers from 7:00 until 9:00 am.

Bike To Work Day aims to celebrate cycling as a great way to...

September 12, 2008 rpsewell READ MORE
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Sep

Regional cycling group Cycle Aware Wellington is unhappy that new rolling stock for the Wairarapa service stock unveiled yesterday does not provide proper facilities for carrying bicycles, despite earlier representations to Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Cycle Aware member, Paul Bruce, said that he was one of a number of people to discover that storage space on the new Wairarapa train carriages arriving in the Capital yesterday did not contain any special facilities for bicycles, in spite of a special mention in a Greater Wellington Regional Council flier. A space is...

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A route on the seaward side of the rail line is the best way for cyclists and walkers to get between Petone and Wellington, say cyclists.

Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson Alastair Smith says, "We welcome initiatives from Transit NZ and local authorities to address the immediate problems but a long-term solution is needed."

"As fuel prices rise, more cyclists want to commute between the Hutt and Wellington, but are discouraged by the lack of a safe route."

A seaside route would be a vital link in the Great Harbour Way - a proposed cycling and walking route...

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Sep

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